MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through an agreement with Apple Real Estate Investment Trust, White Lodging has assumed the management contract of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Omaha/Old Market. This marks White Lodging's first foray into the Nebraska market and brings the total number of properties in the company's portfolio to 156.
"This Hilton Garden Inn has established itself as a top location over the past 10 years, and, on behalf of White Lodging, we look forward to adding to this experience for all who visit Omaha," said new General Manager Bill Farrell. Farrell comes to the Omaha property from the White Lodging's Westin hotel in Austin, Texas.
The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Omaha is a 178-room hotel that prides itself on offering the latest in technology and convenience. All rooms have free Internet access, 32" flat screen TVs, microwaves and mini-refrigerators. Breakfast is offered each morning in the Great American Grill®, and dinner is served nightly at Spencer's steak and chophouse.
Located just three blocks from Omaha's Old Market arts and entertainment district, the Hilton Garden Inn is also just a few short blocks from the Qwest Arena and Convention Center, Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) and the headquarters of ConAgra Foods.
For guests wishing to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo, Rosenblatt Stadium or TD Ameritrade Stadium – the home of the College World Series – the Hilton Garden Inn is ideally situated to ensure ease of travel to whatever Omaha destination is on the agenda. As an added convenience, the Hilton Garden Inn provides complimentary shuttle service within a four-mile radius of the hotel as well as to and from Eppley Airport.
"I am very excited to add this quality hotel to our portfolio, and I welcome the beautiful city of Omaha to our region, commented Lucie Manley, Regional Vice President for Region 2. "The Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market provides the type of customer service experience White Lodging promotes and has a staff that embraces our philosophy."
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 156 hotels in 19 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation