Posted March 14, 2013 09:37 am

Hilton opens new hotel in Augusta

Home2 Suites by Hilton, located in Augusta Exchange near the Savannah River Banking Co. building, is finished and open.

 

The four-story, 123-suite hotel is the second one of that brand in Georgia. Its focus is on business travelers and extended-stay guests, which is why it has a laundry and fitness area in addition to the standard hotel amenities.

 

Hilton says there are 70 Home2 Suites being developed across the country.

 

TWEETS FROM @SCUTTLEBIZ FOR THE WEEK:

 

  • Knology signs have started coming down and being replaced by the WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone logo. 
  • Shut down in 2010, Savannah Lakes Resort, an 80 room, lakefront resort and conference center in McCormick, re-opened on Sunday. 
  • Twinkies will be back on the shelves this summer after Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos buy Hostess products for $410 million. 
  • Augusta metro unemployment rate increased in January to 9 percent.