• Hampyon by Hilton Opens in Spicer

     
    POSTED June 4, 2017
     

Hilton’s Hampton by Hilton brand announced the opening of its newest property in Spicer, Minn.

The new Hampton by Hilton, Hampton Inn Spicer Green Lake, will feature 51 guest rooms.

"At Hampton Inn Spicer Green Lake guests will have everything they need to ensure a happy and memorable stay," says Nancy Larson, general manager. "We strive to offer consistent and quality accommodations with value-added amenities such as Pontoon Rentals, Boat Slips, Bicycles, Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Fire Pit, and an indoor pool."

Features of the hotel include On the House hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24–hour business center, JumpStart Fitness Center, Clean and fresh Hampton bed, HDTV, free in-room movie channels, and a coffeemaker.

The hotel will be located seconds from Green Lake, 5 miles from New London Shopping and minutes from Sibley State Park.

To celebrate the opening the City Council conducted a workshop session at the Hampton Inn to discuss future needs for the city. Also at their own expense, some members of the council and city administrator enjoyed the opening night at the new facility.

“We, as the City of Spicer are very proud and happy to welcome the new Hampton Inn to our great city and we are happy with the opening taking place this week. This fine establishment will enhance our community" says Mayor Denny Baker on Tuesday of this week.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.