Modular Construction Hotels Are on The Rise: Home2 Suites by Hilton To Open the First in Bay Area
Imagine if hotels could be built in nearly half the typical time, creating more quality accommodations for guests and new investment opportunities for owners.
It’s a trend that’s steadily building in the hospitality industry, most recently in the Bay area, where a Home2 Suites by Hilton will open its first modular build hotel, and the first in the area, early next year.
The innovative modular method means each hotel suite and other signature spaces are built off-site into “modules” in climate-controlled environments to the highest-quality standards. The modules are later assembled on location for an unmatched efficiency of a traditional build.
For the Home2 Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North, that means the property will open in approximately 13 months from start to finish –nearly half the normal construction period for a comparable hotel in this area known as a high-barrier-to-entry market.
”Staying at the forefront of building trends has translated to faster construction and ramp-up times, making Home2 Suites one of Hilton’s fastest-growing brands,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton.
The modular construction method also has environmental plusses, said Mr. Kurre.
“In addition to the environmentally friendly attributes that are standard of the Home2 Suites by Hilton brand, the hotel will have solar panels that will produce close to 50 percent of its energy, a bio-retention pond to filter water runoff, and even an on-site trash compactor. Modular builds are eco-friendly, cutting down on the carbon footprint of construction as factories use recycled materials to reduce waste and energy-saving techniques throughout the construction process,” he said.
Other recent Hilton modular projects under construction include hotels in the U.S. and the UK, including Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport in California, Hampton by Hilton Hamilton Park Racecourse in the UK, and Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport in the UK.
These kinds of cutting-edge projects will create sustainable futures for Hilton’s portfolio of hotels, helping to achieve the company’s 2030 Global Goals to cut its environmental footprint in half and double investment in social impact by 2030.
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