Hawkeye Hotels expands in Northeast with Hampton buy

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/Cranberry includes a fitness center, business center and indoor pool. Photo credit: Hilton(Photo credit: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/Cranberry)

Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels acquired the 117-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/Cranberry from RHHotel. Located 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, the hotel expands the owner/operator’s footprint outside of its base in the Midwest and the South.

Hawkeye Hotel’s only other property in the Northeast is a 150-room Holiday Inn in Erie, Pa. Currently under construction, the hotel is slated to open next year. With this acquisition however, the company said it is now positioned to develop additional hotels in the Pittsburgh area, Pennsylvania and beyond.

"We are excited to explore further opportunities in Pittsburgh and surrounding markets as we continue to grow our development pipeline and hotel portfolio," Om Patel, director of development for Hawkeye Hotels, said in a statement. "We look forward to developing new partnerships in this region."

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/Cranberry opened less than a year ago and includes a fitness center, a business center and an indoor pool. Hawkeye Hotels now manages the property.

Hawkeye Hotels owns and operates more than 50 hotels across the country. In addition to the Holiday Inn it is developing in Pennsylvania, its pipeline includes the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines in downtown Des Moines, Iowa; three new hotels within one block in downtown Milwaukee; 14 hotels in the greater Minneapolis area; and Moxy hotels in St. Louis and Omaha, Neb.