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November 15, 2016
Spirit Hospitality Announces Groundbreaking for Hilton Garden Inn at The Grove Shopping Center in Thornton

122-guest-room property will feature a public restaurant and will mark the second property in the North Denver-Thornton area for the management company



FORT COLLINS, Colo. – November 15, 2016 – Spirit Hospitality, LLC has begun construction today on Thornton’s newest hotel property. The Hilton Garden Inn, by Hilton, will be located in The Grove Shopping Center at 144th and I-25, next to the Candlewood Suites which Spirit opened in May of this year. In collaboration with architecture firm; Studio PBA, Spirit Hospitality expects to open the hotel and restaurant in early 2018. The project will feature unique contemporary design to highlight the Hilton Garden Inn amenities which guests around the globe have come to know and love and will be complimented by a dynamic food and beverage offering – Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, by Heart of America Group.

“We’re so proud to be building again in Thornton and we’d like to thank the City for their support of this project as we feel this full-service property is much needed in the community.” said Bill Albrecht, CEO – Spirit Hospitality, LLC, “We’ve chosen Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse as our bar and restaurant and are beyond excited to offer it to our hotel guests and the public alike. Hilton Garden Inn and Johnny’s Steakhouse are exactly the right fit for this development and this community.”

Spirit Hospitality, LLC will own and operate both the Hilton Garden Inn and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in conjunction although they are independent franchises/businesses. Johnny’s will have a public entrance as well as an entrance off the hotel’s lobby and the hotel will offer a fitness center, indoor pool and ample conference space to accommodate over 400 people.
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