HAWKEYE HOTELS HAS acquired the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. It is part of the Coralville, Iowa-based company’s expansion into the Northeast under CEO Bob Patel.
The Hampton Inn in Cranberry opened less than a year ago. It has an indoor pool and is near Cranberry Commons and Cranberry Woods Office Park, which houses the world headquarters for Westinghouse Electric Corp., the township’s largest employer.
Hawkeye also is developing a 150-room Holiday Inn in nearby Erie, Pennsylvania, which is under construction and expected to open in 2020.
“We are excited to explore further opportunities in Pittsburgh and surrounding markets as we continue to grow our development pipeline and hotel portfolio,” said Om Patel, Hawkeye’s director of development. “We look forward to developing new partnerships in this region.”
Other Hawkeye Hotels properties in various stages of development include the Hotel Fort Des Moines in downtown Des Moines, Iowa; three new hotels within one block of downtown Milwaukee; 14 hotels in the greater Minneapolis area; and two Moxy by Marriott hotels in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, and St. Louis.
Last year, Hawkeye opened a 93-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Marshalltown, Iowa, in response to the city’s business-retention program.
Patel established Hawkeye in 1982 with one hotel in Mena, Arkansas. Today, the company owns and manages more than 50 hotels.