LBA Hospitality prepares to debut downtown Birmingham’s dual-branded hotel in the heart of the Parkside District this September. The Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites by Hilton project will strike the perfect balance between sophisticated design and affordability. Adding more than 100 local jobs and 210 well-appointed guest rooms, the hotels boast close proximity to popular downtown attractions including Regions Field, Railroad Park and The University of Alabama at Birmingham; fantastic, one-of-a-kind restaurants; and a stock of year ’round entertainment.
Designed to meet the demands of today’s modern traveler, the dual-brand project will offer thoughtful private spaces, innovative technology, well-designed communal areas, and on-site networking opportunities under one roof in The Magic City. The Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites Birmingham Downtown duo will offer 3700 square-feet of meeting and event space inclusive of a boardroom, pre-function space, and meeting space with easy access to an outdoor, open-air terrace, each space outfitted with leading edge A/V equipment.
“We are thrilled to be opening the first-ever Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites dual-pairing in Hilton’s portfolio,” said LBA President Beau Benton. “As evidence of Birmingham’s continued growth, we are delighted to be a part of downtown’s exciting resurgence. We look forward to being a community partner and preferred option for Birmingham’s many leisure and corporate travelers.”
To support the growth of these two properties, LBA Hospitality has named Jason DeLuca as general manager and Lindsey Setzer as director of sales. DeLuca has spent much of his 14 year career at LBA-managed properties in Alabama and served on LBA Hospitality’s General Manager Advisory Council in 2014. DeLuca has an extensive background with both Hilton and Marriott branded properties and has experience in management, guest relations, sales and food and beverage.
Setzer joins the LBA team with prior experience in the Birmingham hospitality market. In her previous role as area director of sales, she strategically led the sales and marketing team and promoted growth of the hotel. Additionally, Setzer has a lengthy background in food and beverage, having served in the catering department of several properties in Alabama. She brings 15 years of hospitality experience to her role at Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites Birmingham Downtown.
The hotels include the Garden Grille restaurant and bar with in-room dining, complimentary continental breakfast, Spin2Cycle laundry, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Hilton Garden Inn will have 104 guest rooms, and Home2 Suites will have 106 guest rooms on 5 floors.
Developer, Sunbelt – G2BA, LLC., alongside Bradley, Schmidt & Carn Architects, and Designer Peggy Dye & Associates, designed the hotel with a fresh and modern style guests will love. The Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites by Hilton look forward to welcoming guests starting September 2017.