ROYAL HOTEL INVESTMENTS has broken ground for a Home2 Suites by Hilton in Covington, Georgia. The hotel is expected to open in July of 2022.
Covington is 35 miles east of Atlanta and is known as “the Hollywood of the South” because it served as the filming location for many well-known movies and television shows, such as “The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Selma,” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
“This hotel emphasizes our company’s long-term commitment to the community,” said Navin Shah, RHI chairman. “When our country comes back from the current COVID crisis, we will offer a safe, comfortable place for people to come together – a trusted site to collect their thoughts, rest their bodies, and gather with friends and family.”
The 100-room hotel will be near two other hotels operated by RHI in Covington, a 110-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites open since 2017 and a 105-room Hampton Inn open since 2009.
“We are creating a hotel campus that allows travelers to choose the type of accommodations that best meet their needs,” added Shah. “Our new hotel will be an all-suites property, which appeals to guests who like larger rooms and extra space to work or to relax.”
The new Home2 Suites Covington will include eight one-bedroom suites for longer stays, and every room will have a microwave and a dishwasher. Hotel amenities will include boardroom-style meeting space, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a gazebo.
“We are proudly part of a vibrant, thriving community that is growing as a business and tourist destination,” Shah said. “I firmly believe that our country and our community will not just bounce back – we will bounce forward, stronger than ever and sooner than expected.”
Formed in 2002, RHI also operates a 99-room Hampton Inn & Suites in nearby Conyers, Georgia, as well as a more than 20,000-square-foot shopping center in Covington.