Royal Hotel Investments (RHI) has broken ground for a Home2 Suites by Hilton in Covington, Georgia, which is located 35 miles east of Atlanta.
“This hotel emphasizes our company’s long-term commitment to the community,” said Navin Shah, Chairman of RHI. “When our country comes back from the current COVID crisis, we will offer a safe, comfortable place for people to come together – a trusted site to collect their thoughts, rest their bodies, and gather with friends and family.”
The hotel will have 100 rooms, including eight one-bedroom suites, and is expected to open in July of 2022. It is located immediately adjacent to two other hotels operated by RHI in Covington – a 110-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites open since 2017 and a 105-room Hampton Inn open since 2009.
“We are creating a hotel campus that allows travelers to choose the type of accommodations that best meet their needs,” added Shah. “Our new hotel will be an all-suites property, which appeals to guests who like larger rooms and extra space to work or to relax.”
The Home2 Suites, as the name suggests, combines the best features of a hotel and a home, with every guest room featuring a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, and full-size refrigerator.
Other notable amenities will be a business center; a fitness center; boardroom-style meeting space; a seasonal outdoor swimming pool; and a gazebo for sitting and relaxing.
“We are proudly part of a vibrant, thriving community that is growing as a business and tourist destination,” explained Shah. “I firmly believe that our country and our community will not just bounce back – we will bounce forward, stronger than ever and sooner than expected.”
Covington is often referred to as “the Hollywood of the South” based on its popularity as the filming location for many well-known movies and television shows, notably “The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Selma,” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
Formed in 2002, Royal Hotel Investments also operates a 99-room Hampton Inn & Suites in nearby Conyers plus a 20,000 sq. ft. shopping center in Covington.