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Frontier Hospitality Group announces plans to develop and operate a new Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel

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June 12, 2018
Davenport, IA — Frontier Hospitality Group of Davenport, IA is announcing plans to develop and operate a new Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel at the site of the former Lodge Hotel in Bettendorf on Spruce Hills Drive and Interstate 74.  The 107 room Home2 Suites will be a four-story, extended stay hotel.  It is the second hotel project Frontier has announced in Bettendorf in the past couple of months, the other being the Cambria Hotel to be located at the new TBK Bank Sports Complex at Interstate 80 and Middle Road. 
 
The Home2 Suites project represents a more than $14 million investment and will generate more than 30 permanent jobs and 100 construction jobs.  “We are pleased, once again, to be announcing a significant investment in Bettendorf and the Quad Cities where our company is headquartered.  We are thrilled to be building a Hilton branded hotel at a premier hotel site,” says Dan Huber, CEO and Co-Owner of Frontier.  “Bettendorf is a great place to do business and we are fortunate to have been invited to develop hotels in two dynamic locations,” says Huber. 
 
The project represents the fourth new hotel developed by Frontier Hospitality Group in recent years.  “Our company is in a growth mode as we selectively building new hotels and utilizing our experience gained as hoteliers over the past 68 years to design and operate hotels which consistently exceed our guests expectations,” says Bart Baker, Co-Owner, Frontier Hospitality Group. 
 
“Jim Russell and Russell Construction have been great partners with us on multiple projects.  We are pleased to be teaming up again to help anchor the redevelopment of this this prominent site,” says Huber.  “This is opportunity has a lot of what we look for in a project.  A strong brand, in a visible and proven location, with great partners in the City of Bettendorf, Russell and Hilton International,” says Huber.
 
Russell Construction will be building the hotel beginning in early July 2018.  The hotel will be open a year from now in early summer 2019.  This is Frontier Hospitality Group’s first project with Hilton.  Hilton offers some of the strongest brands with an industry leading customer loyalty program.
 
The Home2 Suites will be an all-suite, extended-stay hotel and will feature an open lobby area with an approximate 4,200 square-foot community space called the “Oasis.”  The Oasis, which includes
 
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communal and individual works zones, wireless access, a 52” flat-screen TV, and an expansive complimentary continental breakfast service is designed to encourage a social environment where guests can relax together, research the local area, check e-mail and enjoy the assortment of hospitality resources.  All guest suites include a variety of modern features and amenities, such as the proprietary Home2 Suites “working wall,” which incorporates the kitchen and flexible working space connecting separate living and bedrooms zones. The fully accessorized kitchen contains a refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, place settings for six, microwave oven and coffee maker.  The media/working
zone features a queen size sofa/sleeper, 42-inch flat screen HDTV, roll-around ottoman, ambient task lighting and an iHome alarm clock with iPod port and MP3 jack.  Various pieces of furniture in each of the suites are designed to move around, allowing guest to create customized living spaces and adjustable storage options.  Clean lines, a neutral yet energetic color palette and integrated technology complete the hip and stylish ambience.  The Home2 Suites will feature an indoor pool, an multiple outdoor patios, an outdoor grilling area, guest laundry and a state of the art fitness room. 
 
About Frontier Hospitality Group
Frontier Hospitality Group is co-owned by Bart T. Baker and Daniel Huber who reside in the Quad Cities.  FHG was founded by Mr. Baker’s family in 1950.  FHG is celebrating 68 years of owning and operating hotels.  Mr. Huber is the former CEO of DavenportOne.  He and Mr. Baker have co-owned FHG since 2007.  Together with their partners they own and operate the Holiday Inn Express in Moline, IL located at the Quad Cities International Airport; the Holiday Inn Express in East Peoria, IL, the Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn in Davenport, IA; the Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel and Conference Center, in Dubuque, IA and Cambria Hotels in Bettendorf (opening summer 2019).    
About Home2 Suites Brand
Home2 Suites by Hilton is a mid-tier, all-suite extended-stay hotel designed with a “hip and humble” approach for the thrifty traveler in mind.  Launched in 2009, Home2 Suites was the first new brand introduced by Hilton Worldwide in 20 years.  Targeting savvy, value-wise, extended stay guests, the concept delivers contemporary style, enhanced flexibility, expanded spaces, differentiated amenities and excellent service. 
 
Hilton Worldwide
The Home2 Suites brand is one of fourteen primary brands of Hilton Worldwide.  Other Hilton brands include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites hotels.  Also included in the Hilton family portfolio of brands are the recently launched Tru by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, the Curio Collection – a collection of independent iconic hotels; Hilton Grand Vacations; and, the Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
As of December 2016, Hilton Worldwide has an estimated 4,922 properties with 804,097 guest rooms in over 104 countries and territories. 
 
The Home2 Suites brand is supported by the Hilton infrastructure and distribution system, which includes the Hilton Worldwide Reservation System and the Hilton Honors offers members the ability to earn both points and airline miles for their stays at more than 4,900properities worldwide.  Gold and diamond members get complimentary room upgrades, WiFi, bottled water, and breakfast at some proprieties.  Hilton Honors reportedly has over 60 million members and over 200 strategic partners. 
 
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