Extended-stay brand Homewood Suites by Hilton this week unveiled a new brand refresh and prototype design, about two years after it updated its public spaces and suite interiors, according to Hilton Worldwide.
Dubbed Prototype 10.0, the new design reduces the footprint of each property by about 3,350 square feet and increases the number of room keys from 121 suites to 131. It also includes a new suite type, the King Efficiency Suite, which will represent about 30 percent of a property’s inventory. Its size will be 358 square feet, and although it is a studio, the rooms will continue to offer the elements of a full suite, including a fully equipped kitchen, a work space, soft seating, and separate vanity and bathroom, according to the company.
Additional changes to the product include an updated fitness center, a guest laundry area that will be nearly twice the size of current laundry spaces, and a redesigned backyard with fire pits, an outdoor kitchen area, picnic tables and a recreational area. Food and beverage changes include “barista-style specialty drinks” brewed at the front desk, meal prep items and salads from an adjacent convenience store, and a “tap wall” with beer and wine for purchase.
The first Prototype 10.0 property is expected to open in 2023.