Comprehensive renovation completed at Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria

The next time someone “takes you out to the ballgame” for a spring training game or youth baseball tournament at the P83 Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria Arizona, you’ll find the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria sporting a whole new look.

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels, LLC, have just completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation at the 112-room hotel adjacent to the Sports Complex and the Arrowhead Town Center in central Peoria. The new look is sleek and sophisticated with clean contemporary detailing, consistent with Hampton’s Forever Young design initiative.

The exterior changes are striking. Low-pitched red gable roofs on the hotel building and the porte cochère have been replaced by flat roofs with bold parapets. Window columns topped with shallow arches have been transformed into tall, sleek rectangles. And horizontal colored accent bands have been removed. These architectural changes, in concert with a crisp new color scheme of predominantly ivory and gold, make the hotel appear visually taller.

Inside, the lobby has received a fresh new make-over with colorful contemporary furnishings and desert themed artwork, while guest rooms were completely redone in a soothing grey and taupe color scheme with playful pops of color. Streamlined furniture, roman shades, and rolling barn-style closet doors contribute to the modern feel. The trend continues in the guest baths, where plank style floor tiles and elongated stone topped vanities with contemporary fixtures and lighting have replaced more traditional furnishings and finishes.

Not to be outdone by the updates to the elevations and the interior, the pool area at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria is scheduled to undergo a major renovation this summer, similar to the transformations that have recently been completed at the Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale and the Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale on Shea Boulevard. We predict the pool reno will be a home run!


ZMC Hotels, LLC, completes breakfast room renovation at AmericInn Ashland, Wisconsin, enhancing Lake Superior views

ZMC Hotels, LLC, has recently completed construction on a major breakfast room renovation at the AmericInn Ashland in northern Wisconsin, enhancing aesthetics and functionality at the 94-room hotel overlooking Lake Superior at beautiful Chequamegon Bay.

The hotel breakfast room was enlarged and reconfigured, increasing seating capacity from 22 to 66 and creating a walk-out wall of windows that showcases the expansive views of the lake. Bar height and banquette seating were added, along with large screen TVs and striking lake-themed artwork. Dated track lighting was replaced with inset overhead lighting for a brighter, more open feel, and older wall units were replaced with central heating and air for improved guest comfort and efficiency. The serving area also received an inviting makeover with new two-tone cabinetry, contemporary hardware, and updated floor and wall tile. In addition, the prep kitchen for the breakfast room and the kitchen for the onsite pizzeria were relocated to adjacent positions, and the pizzeria kitchen was outfitted with all new appliances and fixtures.

The breakfast room renovation is just one in a series of improvements at the AmericInn Ashland, which features fun, family-friendly amenities like the Shipwreck Pizzeria, an indoor water park, and summertime pedal boat rentals. An expansion of the exercise room is currently under way and the lobby and select guestrooms are also being updated. In 2017, a comprehensive landscaping project at the back of the hotel added a beach area and pathways along the lake.

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Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale at Shea Reopens as New Resort-Style Hampton Inn & Suites following Yearlong Upgrade and Reconstruction

ZMC Hotels is pleased to announce the reopening of the Hampton Inn at Shea Boulevard and North Scottsdale Road on October 13. The hotel underwent a yearlong closure and a massive, multimillion-dollar ground-up renovation and upgrade project that transformed it into a larger, resort-style Hampton Inn & Suites. The hotel now features a spectacular, oasis-style pool area and glass-walled lobby, far beyond typical brand standards.

Originally consisting of two stories with 130 standard guest rooms, the newly rebranded Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale on Shea Boulevard has been enlarged and reconfigured, and now comprises three stories and a total of 150 new guest rooms, including 48 new suites and two new grand suites with expansive balconies. In the course of the renovation, one end of the original building was demolished, two new wings were added, and a third story was added to the remaining portion of the original building. The pool area was completely redone and the porte-cochere was relocated to a more a central position. As a result, every aspect of the hotel is newly constructed and designed for guest comfort and convenience.

“This is the most significant renovation ZMC has ever gone through and would be the most significant renovation most hotel ownership groups have ever gone through, as well,” said Senior Project Manager, Byron Chapman.

Highlights of the new hotel include an impressive two-story lobby and breakfast room overlooking an exquisitely landscaped pool and patio area, which features inviting seating areas with fire pits, mature palms and colorful bougainvillea-draped trellises. The hotel also reopened with a new, larger fitness center and improved meeting facilities with updated technology. Fixtures and finishes in the guest rooms and public areas reflect the freshness of the Forever Young design initiative and are the most upscale and up-to-date available in the Hampton Inn line. Guest connectivity and convenience are paramount, with charging outlets thoughtfully provided throughout the guest rooms and lobby, and amenities like digital check-in and free Wi-Fi.

“The moment they arrive at the new Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale on Shea Boulevard, guests know that they are truly someplace special,” said hotel General Manager, Damian Humphreys. “The entire property has been beautifully landscaped and the attention to detail both inside and out has been incredible.”

“We have an unbeatable location and we’re well-known for the service we provide, so our closure over the past year has left a big gap in hospitality service for the area, particularly for Hilton Rewards members. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm expressed by local businesses and previous guests over our reopening,” said Humphreys.

Centrally located at 10101 North Scottsdale Road, the hotel offers easy access to the restaurants and nightlife in historic Old Town Scottsdale to the south and to the high-end shopping and dining in North Scottsdale, as well as to the Scottsdale Airpark and nearby MLB Spring Training Facilities, making it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers.

To make a reservation, visit www.HamptonInnandSuitesScottsdaleShea.com or call +1-480-443-3233.


Property-Wide Improvements Beginning at Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels are commencing a property-wide upgrade and renovation of the 162-room Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City. The comprehensive make-over will touch nearly every aspect of the 3.76-acre property in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and dramatically increase aesthetics and amenities both inside and out, making the hotel a premier destination for travelers, conventions, weddings, and other corporate and social events. The hotel will remain open throughout the construction period, which is expected to be completed in six months, to be ready for the arrival of high season guests in early 2018.

Two striking improvements will make The Hampton Inn Lake Havasu hotel stand out among its peers. The first is the transformation and enlargement of the existing pool and patio into an impressive resort-style pool and lounging area. The second is the addition of a specimen cactus garden that will extend along the front of the hotel.

The exterior façade of the building will be updated to reflect the signature Hampton style, and the porte cochère welcoming guests to the hotel will be enlarged and resituated. Inside, the hotel will be completely renovated with a fresh, contemporary look, and public areas will be reconfigured to optimize flow and functionality while maximizing views of Lake Havasu. The existing meeting space overlooking the lake will be enlarged and reconfigured, creating a spacious 3,000-square-foot-room which can be divided into separate 1,500-square-foot spaces and seat up to 300 guests. Guest rooms and guest baths will also be fully updated and eleven new guest rooms will be added.

“We are extremely excited about the upcoming renovation,” says long-time hotel General Manager and Lake Havasu resident, Diane Harry. “There is simply nothing in the area that will be able to match our capabilities for special gatherings and events, and I believe it will attract new visitors to the area for business and for pleasure.”


Property-wide Makeover Complete at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Independence-Kansas City

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels recently completed the property-wide makeover at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Independence, Missouri. In keeping with the brand’s Formula Blue design initiative, fixtures, furnishings, and finishes throughout the hotel were updated for a fresh, contemporary look, and greater comfort and convenience for hotel guests.

The entire public area of the hotel was reconfigured and modernized, creating an inviting, open lobby with versatile tables and seating, an updated breakfast area, and more optimal, state-of-the-art facilities for the board room and fitness center. Guest rooms received all new beds and bedding, innovative traveler-friendly furniture, updated wall and floor coverings, and sleek new bathroom appointments. Exterior improvements included fresh paint, pavement, landscaping, and updates to the pool area.

Situated off I-70 just outside of Kansas City, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Independence-Kansas City offers ideal accommodations for fans attending Chiefs’ games at Arrowhead Stadium or Royals’ games at Kauffman Stadium.

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ZMC Hotels’ Hampton Inn and Suites in Altus, Oklahoma, undergoing interior updates

Pardon our dust! The Hampton Inn & Suites Altus is currently undergoing a minor renovation and refresh, including the installation of new carpet and pad in all 83 guest bedrooms, as well as in corridors, offices, the business center, and in the meeting rooms. Select areas will also receive new wall vinyl, window treatments, seating, and millwork touches. The hotel will remain open during construction, and work is expected to be complete in late February.

Located in the town of Altus in the southwest corner of Oklahoma, the Hampton Inn & Suites Altus is a pet friendly hotel providing visitors with easy access to the Altus Air Force Base, the Altus Speedway, Western Oklahoma State College, and the Southwest Technology Center. Quartz Mountain State Park and Arts and Conference Center are also within easy driving distance.


Hampton Inn Goldsboro, NC, now sports sophisticated signature look

The 111-room Hampton Inn Goldsboro is starting the new year in style. On December 15, Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels completed a major exterior renovation at the site.

Gone are the familiar red brick walls and the peaked, red tile roof of the porte-cochere. Consistent with contemporary Hampton Inn standards, the new design welcomes guests with a more elegant and streamlined façade, rendered in a sophisticated palate of ivory, taupe, and charcoal. A parapet with an illuminated cornice has been added at the roofline, as well as masonry cladding around the base of the building and applied in a vertical zone around the windows, creating a columnar effect that draws the eyes upward. Equally significant improvements are planned for the interior of the hotel.

Located along the Neuse River, between Raleigh and the coast, Goldsboro is home to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and offers easy access to many historical and recreational attractions.


Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels Provide Makeover for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Near the University of Kansas

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lawrence, Kansas, has always had a great location close to historic downtown Lawrence and just minutes from the University of Kansas; but now it is particularly inviting following a comprehensive renovation where all interior components were updated and the exterior received a facelift, as well.

The 78-room hotel now enjoys a bright open lobby with well-designed seating and tables, a coffee bar, and a handy marketplace for grab-and-go convenience. The meeting room, fitness center, and indoor pool area were also upgraded; while guest rooms and suites were outfitted with all new furnishings and fixtures, including beds, bedding, and sleek stone bathroom vanities. Wall coverings, floor coverings, and lighting were replaced throughout the premises. The exterior of the hotel was refreshed with a new paint scheme and new paving.


Renovations in progress at the Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale

The Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale enjoys a prime location, situated near the Scottsdale airport, the Mayo Clinic, and some of the best shopping and dining in the Valley. Next year, guests will also be able to enjoy a newly renovated property.

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels have begun property improvements to the hotel including minor updates in guest rooms, major updates to the front desk, Suite Shop convenience store, and meeting spaces, and new carpet in hallway corridors. A major face-lift to the exterior of the building including fresh paint, enhanced landscaping and pool area, and reworking of the entrance canopy will result in a more streamlined design and enhance the guest experience upon arrival.

The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation. Completion is scheduled for February 2017.


Property-wide upgrades underway at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Independence-Kansas City

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels began construction on a property-wide upgrade at the Holiday Inn Express in Independence, Missouri. Constructed in 2003 off I-70 near the Little Blue River, the hotel serves the historic city of Independence, as well as Kansas City, Missouri, and is ideally situated for guests visiting downtown Kansas City or taking in a game at Arrowhead or Kauffman Stadium.

Incorporating not only beautifully upgraded fixtures and finishes throughout, the renovation has been carefully designed with the comfort and convenience of the traveler in mind. From an expansive new great room look and feel in the lobby, which will feature two user friendly check-in kiosks, a handy marketplace, 24-hour coffee station, and an inviting guest seating area with decorative focal wall and large screen TV, to luxe new appointments in guest rooms and baths, no detail has been overlooked. The fitness center, business center, breakfast buffet, and pool areas will all receive extensive upgrades, as well. Updated lighting and signage throughout will further enhance the guest experience.

The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation, with work being completed in sections. Completion is scheduled for February 2017.