TUCSON – Downtown Tucson will soon be home to a new dual-branded Hilton hotel.
Fayth Hospitality Group announced Monday that the construction of a 76-room Hampton Inn and a 123-room Home2Suites began at 141 S. Stone Ave, east of St. Augustine Cathedral.
A ground-breaking ceremony is planned to begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.
The Rio Nuevo Board unanimously voted to proceed with a 25-year Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) lease and a rebate of incremental site-specific sales taxes, according to their website.
Rio Nuevo said the group plans on opening the hotel by the end of 2020.
According to a news release, the hotel will share a common lobby and breakfast area, fitness, laundry, pool and back of the house operation.
Home2 Suites is the first extended-stay hotel in Downtown Tucson – this hotel will provide guests rooms for travelers staying 4 or more days in town and requiring kitchenettes.
There will be no food and beverage service on-site, except for a complimentary breakfast.
Guests are to be directed to area dining and bar options, according to a news release.
“Downtown Tucson has a lot to offer,” said Greg Fay, developer and Managing Member of Fayth Hospitality.
Fay said due to the location of the new hotel, its guests “should be interacting with this emerging downtown culture.”