For Immediate Release
Burlington, VT June 26, 2013 – Larry Williams & Erik Hoekstra of Redstone and Doug Nedde of Nedde Real Estate, started construction on a 139 room Hilton Garden Inn on the corner of Main and Pine Streets, just blocks from the popular Church Street Marketplace in downtown Burlington, Vermont. The development will accentuate the historic armory building, while melding the modern upscale appeal of the Hilton Garden Inn. There is also approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space for lease in the armory building
Hilton Garden Inn is one of the world’s leading hotel brands and is aimed at business travelers, but also ideal for the leisure guest. From the oh-so-comfortable beds, to cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary WiFi, Hilton Garden Inn® has everything you need at more than 500 locations worldwide. Karen Whitman, Vice President of Development explains; “Downtown Burlington near Church Street, is a perfect location to help launch the exciting new Hilton Garden Inn design.” Larry Williams explains, “Redstone has been investing in the community for many years and we believe that this project is a major addition to the ongoing revitalization of Burlington.” Sean Riley, CEO, Maine Course Hospitality Group, remarks, “Partnering with such a strong community based leader on this exciting project is perfect for our company.”
Less than a mile from University of Vermont, this downtown hotel will feature meeting rooms, a state of the art fitness room, valet parking and an indoor pool. Many rooms will offer views of Lake Champlain. The Great American Grill will serve breakfast & dinner and feature a lively lounge in the historic Armory. Hilton Garden Inns are part of Hilton Honors, the world renowned frequent traveler program.
Burlington based Redstone has been a leader in full-service commercial real estate in Vermont since 1992. Nedde Real Estate is a new Vermont based company founded by commercial real estate veteran, Doug Nedde. Freeport, Maine based Maine Course Hospitality Group, owns and operates hotels throughout New England including Hilton and Marriott brands.
Pictures from L – R: Mark Woglom, Opechee Construction; Nancy Owens, Vermont Rural Ventures/Housing Vermont; Erik Hoekstra, Redstone; Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City of Burlington; Larry Williams, Redstone; Doug Nedde, Nedde Real Estate; Dick Jennings, Mascoma Savings Bank; Dean Ingram, Bank of New Hampshire; Tom Porter, Vermont Economic; Development Authority; Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group