Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 2017 – Frontier Development & Hospitality Group, LLC and Kana Hotel Group are pleased to announce the completion of a $7 million renovation to the Embassy Suites, by Hilton in Columbus, Ohio. Located at 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, at the I-270/I-71 interchange within the Corporate Exchange Business Park, the hotel now features a redesigned lobby, public and recreation areas, substantial room upgrades, a reconfigured meeting area, and a reconceptualized restaurant and bar.
“From a vintage Embassy Suites to one of the most contemporary in the region, we are eagerly welcoming our guests back to the newly renovated and modernized hotel”, said Evens Charles, CEO of Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC. “With the presence of numerous government agencies, a major university, a plethora of businesses, and the growth of the local tech industry within the submarket, we believe the timing was right to deliver a revitalized, upscale hotel to cater to the growing demands of the market.”
The renovations, completed last quarter, feature a transformed, open-air atrium with a new second story wi-fi connectivity zone, lounge and restaurant, “The Exchange,” as well as a dramatic and expansive bar highlighted by the two-story, back-lit artistic structure, the “O,” representing the Buckeye State. The renovations also included enhanced interiors and finishes for the 224 guest rooms, expanded meeting spaces, and banquet facilities. The two-room suites are designed to appeal to business travelers and families by affording more space to work and relax than the average one-room hotel accommodations in the local market. The hotel also features an expanded 9,200 square feet of meeting space, incorporating seven meeting rooms, a business center, an exercise facility, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a gift shop and a one-mile jogging loop around the hotel and adjacent office complex.
“The investment and extensive renovations of the Embassy Suites is positively enhancing the guests’ experience, while also having a positive impact on rates and occupancy, thereby allowing Kana & Frontier to continue to deliver successful performance and strong returns to our investors,” said Alpesh Patel, CEO of Kana Hotel Group.
Embassy Suites Columbus is near Westerville, Ohio, located at the I-270 and Cleveland Avenue interchange. The hotel is nine miles from the Port Columbus International Airport, 12 miles from downtown Columbus and Ohio State University. Complimentary airport transportation and free on-site parking are available, as well as free shuttle service to the popular and amenity-rich Easton Town Center and The Polaris Fashion Place.
About Kana Hotel Group
Kana Hotel Group is located in Knoxville, TN, with Southern Regional offices in Tampa, FL. Kana is an award winning independent third party management company with over 4,900 hotel rooms under management, and additional 1,200+ rooms in development. The portfolio is well diversified across major brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and IHG. Kana Hotel Group has extensive relationships with institutional owners and lenders as well as individual ownership groups. For more information, please visit www.kanahotelgroup.com.
About Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC
Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC is a real estate development and acquisition firm with a diverse asset portfolio but a primary focus in hospitality. Frontier’s invested assets include hotels, luxury residential and multi-family projects. Frontier’s hotel portfolio totals over $150MM in market value and has included brands like Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental hotels. Frontier is a committed partner to its investors and the communities in which it invests. For more information, please visit www.frontier-development.com.