Dual-brand Hampton Inn/Home2 Suites opens in Tampa, Fla.

The Hampton Inn by Hilton/Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District includes two dining areas, a fitness center, a rooftop pool, a Starbucks and meeting space for up to 150 people. Photo credit: Hilton

Locally based Liberty Group has opened the dual-brand Hampton Inn by Hilton/Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District in Florida. The property adds a total of 213 new rooms to the downtown Tampa area.

“The development of this new mixed-use project in downtown Tampa is a product of the tremendous growth the area has witnessed over the past few years,” Punit Shah, CEO of Liberty Group, said in a statement. “Tampa continues to establish itself as a world-class city, and our urban core offers diverse demand generators that create the ideal location for both the Hampton by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton brands.”

The hotel includes two distinct dining areas, each designed for the needs of its respective guests, as well as a shared 24-hour business center, fitness center and rooftop pool. It also features meeting space for up to 150 people and a Starbucks. The property is within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center, the Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Port Tampa Bay.

“With larger communal areas, more room choices and close proximity to the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa International Airport, this versatile property offers travelers convenience to get the most out of their stay without compromising on location, cost or amenities,” Bill Duncan, global head for Hilton’s all suites and focused service category, said in a statement.

Liberty Group developed and manages the property. The vertically integrated hotel investment, development and management company’s portfolio comprises almost 50 hotels. Its properties extend as far north as Michigan and as far west as Houston.