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Home2 Suites by Hilton opens in Blythewood

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An 88-room Home2 Suites by Hilton has opened at 92 Creech Road in Blythewood in northeast Richland County. (Photo/Christina Lee Knauss)

An 88-room Home2 Suites by Hilton is the latest entry in the growing hotel market in Blythewood in northeast Richland County.

The new property at 92 Creech Road has already been open to guests and will hold a grand opening event Thursday.

Launched in 2009, Home2 Suites is an all-suite, extended stay hotel designed to accommodate a variety of guests. The pet-friendly hotels feature studios and one-bedroom suites with separate sleeping and living spaces, a saline pool, outdoor spaces, 24-hour business centers and Spin2Cycle combined laundry and fitness facilities.

There are currently 560 Home2 Suites hotels open in the U.S., China and Canada, with 630 additional properties in development, according to information on the company’s website.

“This is a modern and friendly hotel with convenient access to I-77, and it’s a welcome addition to our town,” said Phil Frye, executive director of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce.

Home2 Suites officials in Blythewood were unavailable for comment.

Blythewood is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Midlands, attracting both an increasing number of permanent residents and both business and leisure travelers. Home2 Suites is the fourth hotel within the town limits.

This is the fourth Home2 Suites by Hilton in the Midlands. The chain has three locations in Columbia 1210 Pickens St., 7340 Garners Ferry Road near Fort Jackson, and 550 Columbiana Drive in Harbison.

Christina Lee Knauss is a contributing writer for SC Biz News.

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