By George Sell
US: Frampton Construction has broken ground on the Hilton Garden Inn-Homewood Suites Summerville.
The 6.1-acre property at Sigma Drive and Edge Street in the Nexton community will feature a 208,828-square-foot conference centre with an eight-storey, 250 room hotel. Amenities will include a full-service restaurant, bar and lounge, resort-style pool with cabana, outdoor green spaces, a workout area and a business centre.
Property developer Lowcountry Hotels chose Frampton and architect Bounds, Gillespie, Killebrew, Tushek, PLLC to design and build the complex.
“It was apparent to us that there was a need not just for a hotel in this market, but for event and conference space, and I believe we’ve found the perfect location, the perfect hotel brands, and the perfect mix by including the conference space in this development,” said Daniel Blumenstock of Lowcountry Hotels.
“We’re honoured to be part of one of the most significant private developments in Berkeley County and humbled by the confidence Lowcountry Hotels and the Fennell family have shown in the Frampton team,” said Chad Frampton, president of Frampton Construction.
The hotel concept caters to both select service and extended stay hotel customers by pairing two distinctly branded hotels under the same roof while consolidating guest amenity spaces and back-of-house-operations for maximum efficiency.