Fayetteville Travel Guide
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, may not be high on your travel list, but what may be is Hilton's new hip, extended-stay brand, Home2 Suites, which opens there today.
If you need somewhere to bunk up for a longer period of time, you won't have to worry about emptying out your checking account. The budget-friendly hotel's rooms are going for $116 a night.
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But now it looks like the hotel will be opening on February 3. (Yes, we've already added it to The List.) That's the official word we got from Home2 Suites but online, we couldn't find rates until February 25.
So, what do you get at a Home2 Suites? For $129 a night, you can get a studio suite with a king bed, a full kitchen, a sitting area, 42" flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. (If you book in advance, you can even get that sweet suite for just $116 a night.)
We're also excited about Home2 Suite's promise of a "working wall" that runs the full length of the suite and provides extra room for personal storage and place to work. You can even print documents wirelessly from your room which can then be retrieved from the lobby's Oasis area, a common hangout space/modern business center.
The first Home2 Suites from Hilton has broken ground in in Fayetteville, North Carolina and we were recently tipped off to a YouTube video of the ceremony.
Last time we checked in on Home2Suites, Hilton's new extended-stay brand, things were looking a bit quiet. But it looks like now 50 Home2 Suites will be opening before 2012 is out. This one here will open in late 2010.
As for the brand concept, it's nothing earth-shattering but it is a good addition to the Hilton brand. The target audience is "the savvy, value-wise extended-stay guest." The hotel rooms will start at 323-sq.ft. and a large emphasis will be placed on community space called The Oasis, which will include an activity room, fitness centers, outdoor living rooms and even, barbecue grills.
We complain about WiFi fees because in most cases hotels are simply collecting extras off our realistic needs. Then there are some hotels that apparently do need the money. So badly that they can't even pay their water bills.
The Extended Stay in Fayetteville is one such hotel. Having skipped out on water bills for months and phone bills as well, the police finally had to step in and close the place down. But the thing about hotels is, they're full of people. So as the police evacuated the building within 30 minutes and deemed it closed until further notice, guests were forced out--and fast. Not even able to grab their things, one would have assumed it was their fault the water bills were not paid. This true hotel hell situation only got worse:
About 4:30 p.m., one customer, frustrated that he could not get into his first-floor room, pushed open a window and crawled in. He got a red suitcase, his laptop and a cooler before an officer got him out.
The hotel's manager has been hiding out not only from the bills but also for questioning. As for the guests, the Red Cross is actually helping them out since, in a way, they are homeless.
TripAdvisor doesn't have any past reviews of this place and the way it looks now, they never will. Looks like this hotel hell was taken over by bigger forces than us.