Key International, LBA Hospitality modernize Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown

Enhancements to the 124-key hotel aimed at improving the overall design of the property.

Real estate investment and development company Key International and hotel management, development and consulting firm LBA Hospitality completed the nearly $2-million renovation of the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown.

The hotel was acquired by Key International for $27 million in September last year, and began renovations in November under the supervision of LBA Hospitality.

Enhancements to the 124-guestroom hotel aimed at improving the overall design of the property.


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The guestrooms, 27 studio suites, 1,700 square feet of meeting and social event space, lobby, reception and breakfast room were all upgraded as part of Hampton by Hilton’s Forever Young Initiative, a set of design guidelines geared for millennial travelers.

Each room has textured wallpaper and wood finishes as well as adaptable furniture pieces and increased lighting. A new Digital Key system was installed so that guests who download the Hilton Honors App can check in, select a room and unlock the door directly through their smartphone. 

A studio suite is available, with a living area with a sofa sleeper and wet bar.

Additional upgrades to the hotel include TREATS, a food and beverage shop.


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