White Lodging has officially taken over the management of the Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown.
This addition expands White Lodging’s managed portfolio to 161 hotels, including three in Omaha, and the company’s sixth Hampton property and sixth Homewood Suites.
“We are very excited to continue to grow our portfolio and strengthen our presence in downtown Omaha,” said Regional Director of Operations, Hunter Carmichael. “The hotels are great assets in a prime location. We know our guests will enjoy everything each hotel has to offer.”
The hotels will be brought into the White Lodging portfolio under the leadership of Carmichael and General Manager Jason Smith. Smith previously served as the general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity in Omaha,” said Smith. “We’re looking forward to demonstrating White Lodging’s ability to deliver exceptional results and add value to these assets.”
Smith brings over 18 years of hospitality experience to the properties. Prior to joining White Lodging and the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa team in 2011, Smith was the opening general manager of the Homewood Suites Wilmington/Mayfaire in North Carolina where the property received the 2010 Opening of the Year award from Hilton. He was also the opening general manager at Hampton Inn Wilmington – University Area, and general manager of Residence Inn Chapel Hill, Residence Inn Crabtree Valley in Raleigh and Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington. Smith graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
The 139- room Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown provides complimentary Wi-Fi, and hot breakfast and a fitness center. The hotel also features an indoor pool and a professional business center. With 759 sq. ft. of event space, the hotel serves as an ideal venue for meetings and special events for up to 57 guests. In addition, the hotel is conveniently located near CenturyLink Center, Omaha’s premier convention center and arena,Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center and the historic Old Market area.
The 123-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown offers complimentary internet, daily free full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social Monday through Thursday. In addition, Homewood Suites offers fully equipped kitchens, separate sleeping and living spaces, a complimentary grocery shopping service* and recreational options such as a fitness center and indoor pool. The hotel is located across from the TD Ameritrade Park, minutes from Interstate 480, and less than 4 miles from Eppley (OMA) Airfield.
White Lodging Services Corporation White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels. Its current portfolio consists of more than 161 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotel Group.
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