The proposal is to create 100 rooms with Hampton Inn and 75 rooms with Home2 Suites.
Hampton Inn offers a “great stay at a great value,” the company said. Home2 Suites is a “hip” extended-stay hotel targeted at business and leisure travelers.
Home2 Suites have silverware, full-sized furniture, fridge, microwave and other features.
Pan said he expects to hear back from Hilton within the next several months about his franchise request. If approved, Pan said a feasibility study would be necessary for financing for the project.
This would be the first dual-branded hotel in the Dayton area, Pan said. A dual-branded Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn opened in Columbus last year. Cincinnati's first dual-brand hotel opened in 2014 in the former home of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Dual-brand hotels provide travelers a choice of different types of accommodations in one place, based on their needs, Pan said.
Hampton Inn is an “upper mid-scale” property best for travelers staying a few nights, and Home2 is mid-scale product best for stays of three nights or more, Pan said.
The project remains very preliminary, Pan said.
But it took a small step forward on Tuesday night when the Dayton Plan Board agreed to amend the city’s zoning map, which would permit the construction of a new hotel.
Hilton has approved dual-branded hotels in other parts of the country, like in Tampa, Fla., and Williamsville, N.Y.
Dual-branded hotels can blend unique brands into one place, providing lodging options to meet a variety of styles, travel needs and price points, according to Williamsville hotel property management.
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The multi-brand concept offers larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property, said Hilton in a statement.
Hampton Inn and Home2 would share a meeting room, fitness room, pool and other amenities, Pan said. There would be about 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of meeting space.
According to Forbes, dual-branded hotels are becoming increasingly popular to serve different segments of the hospitality market under one roof.
“The benefit of this effort was twofold: it brought the best of both brands to more guests, and consolidated back-of-house operations like housekeeping,” Forbes says.