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Hotel Hype: Homewood Suites

April 5, 2006 at 4:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

Here is a perfect example of Hotel Hype that doesn't come from a press-hungry boutique hotelier or more specifically, Jason Pomeranc.

Hilton has just announced that they will build  a $15 million, 93-suite Homewood Suites hotel in Abacoa, Fla. (next to Florida Atlantic University, just outside the North Palm Beach area.)

Now, getting the hotel built by the expected opening date of January 2007 should not be a problem because Hilton is behind it. But the developer has already said the hotel will be "very high tech" in order to accommodate the FAU and soon-to-open Scripps Research Center. But there are no more details after that, leaving us to wonder what the developer's definition of high-tech is.

Does this mean flat-screen TVs? Free wireless? E-check in stations? Mini-bars with automatic sensors? Imagine how disappointed a traveler will be when they arrive at the Abacoa Homewood Suites expecting high-tech amenities and all they get is ethernet access. Homewood better deliver.

Related Stories:
· Work begins on $15 million, 93-suite Hilton hotel [Sun-Sentinel]
· Hotel Hype [HotelChatter]