NORTH LITTLE ROCK (June 24, 2021) – This week SETU Hospitality of North Little Rock opened its newest hotel, the dual-branded Home2 Suites North Little Rock and Tru by Hilton North Little Rock at 4221 Stockton Drive in North Little Rock. Conveniently located near CARTI Cancer Center and Baptist Health Medical Center with easy access from I-40, it is one of the first dual-flag properties by Hilton in Arkansas and only the twentieth in the U.S.
“SETU in India means bridge,” said Mr. Manoj Patel, owner of SETU Hospitality. “Our dual-brand development concept strives to connect multiple generations, from Baby Boomer to Gen Z and everything in between and beyond.”
The four-story property boasts 151 rooms, with 75 Tru by Hilton rooms and 76 Home2 Suites rooms. The multi-brand concept provides larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a mix of unique offerings – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – including designated lobby and dining areas. The property also has a variety of shared amenities, including fitness centers, indoor pool, outdoor firepits/grills and outdoor putting green. Additionally, the hotel offers 1,102 square feet of flexible meeting space.
“We’re delighted to offer business and leisure travelers visiting North Little Rock with an innovative and value-driven lodging experience,” said Angela Crouse, General Manager. “Blending these two category-leading brands and their signature, yet unique, identities under one roof furthers propels our commitment to providing quality lodging options to meet a wide variety of styles, travel needs and desired price points.”
One of the first things travelers experience is a large “North Little Rock” wall mural behind the front desk. A standout feature for the new property – and others owned by SETU Hospitality – is the décor, which thoughtfully incorporates local North Little Rock and Little Rock attractions.
“We developed our first hotel in 1997 and love the North Little Rock community, as well as city leadership’s proactive approach to the future,” Mr. Patel said. “Our city has so much to do and to offer. My family always felt this way, to promote local features to our guests. Our spacious footprint at our new hotels was the perfect opportunity to bring positivity, purpose of our journey and opportunity to express our gratitude towards local community.”
The $10.2-million project broke ground in October 2019 and was completed within 17 months. Mr. Patel is quick to spotlight Integrity Construction of Arkansas and the major subcontractors, who were all located in central Arkansas: “Like many others, we went through a challenging time but with the grace of a higher power and dedicated general construction and subcontractors, construction went very smoothly, safely and most importantly each left with positive vibes for the future. We are very grateful for the entire team who were on site and provided materials.”
The SETU Hospitality project produced 40 new direct jobs in North Little Rock. Mr. Patel, Ms. Crouse and others under the SETU Hospitality umbrella are responsible for running the award-winning Hampton Inn North Little Rock McCain Mall at 3629 McCain Boulevard. In 2019 the Hampton Inn in North Little Rock was ranked number one of all Hampton Inn hotels in the world. The property has also repeatedly won the Connie Award, which is given annually to the top five percent of Hampton by Hilton hotels in the Americas.
“Our hotels have always adhered to the highest standard of hospitality,” Ms. Crouse said. “We want our guests to leave us with a positive experience. Thanks to our entire team for making a difference.”
Home2 Suites / Tru by Hilton North Little Rock is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that cannot be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Home2 Suites North Little Rock www.northlittlerock.home2suites.com or call 501-983-5400 or Tru by Hilton North Little Rock www.northlittlerock.trubyhilton.com or call 501-601-3100.