Williamsburg, VA and Blacksburg, VA: (May 19, 2017) Newport Hospitality Group Inc., (NHG) a leading hotel management company, has opened a Hyatt Place property in Blacksburg, Virginia directly opposite Virginia Tech University. This hotel features 123 rooms and over 2,500 square feet of meeting space, and is the newest property in the fast-growing Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metropolitan area.
Prior to the construction of the Hyatt Place, NHG had operated a Holiday Inn on the site since 2002. The Holiday Inn was originally built as a Marriott in 1974. Following the closure of the Holiday Inn in the spring of 2015, NHG oversaw the development of the new property – as well as the coordination efforts with the owners, brand and construction companies – to ensure that all elements of the process were cost-effective and valuable over the long-term.
Concurrent to this, NHG recruited the best local talent and engaged them with rigorous training for eight months prior to opening so that guest service excellence was never compromised. Representatives from Hyatt were also onsite for many weeks leading up to the launch so that all associates were fluent in the chain’s systems and brand standards.
“This latest addition to the NHG portfolio is further proof of our ability to rapidly develop a property and bring it up to speed in order to meet the brand’s as well as the owner’s needs,” said Wayne West, Chief Operating Officer of Newport Hospitality Group. “Our holistic approach to both hotel development and training ensures operational excellence and is a key factor towards our continued rapid growth across a range of markets.”
NHG also plans to open a second hotel – a 126-room Residence Inn – on the same site as the Hyatt Place, thus demonstrating that there is a tremendous demand for guestrooms in the Blacksburg market and that NHG is already set to serve this rising need. In addition to the Hyatt Place, NHG operates a Holiday Inn Express in Blacksburg, making for a regional portfolio total of 333 rooms and 5,000 square feet of meeting space.
Newport Hospitality Group, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is a leading hotel management company specializing in select and full-service hotels. They operate more than 40 hotels in the Eastern United States. Their diverse portfolio includes most of the top brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Choice, Wyndham and Intercontinental Hotel Group.
Primary Contact: Wayne West, Chief Operating Officer of Newport Hospitality Group / 757.221.0100 / [email protected]