New Hilton Garden Inn will open in Roanoke County on Dec. 4
Smith/Packett, developers of the South Peak development in Southwest Roanoke, celebrated the completion of a new 117-room Hilton Garden Inn with a ribbon-cutting event today. It marks the next phase of a growing mixed-use Roanoke County community that includes condominium residences, home sites and future retail, restaurant and office space.
When the $15 million hotel opens Dec. 4, it will create 40 new jobs, according to Smith/Packett, which is based in Roanoke.
The hotel includes 2,800 square feet of conference space, a restaurant and lounge serving breakfast and dinner, fitness center, business center, outdoor terrace and pool.
The 80,000-square-foot hotel is the first commercial project under the newly created Community Development Authority, a public-private partnership created to facilitate development in the 60-acre South Peak community.
“This highly visible property is symbolic of our long-term vision to achieve something special on this mountain — a growing, diverse community moments away from both mountain adventures and city charm where people come to live, visit, shop, eat and work,” Hunter Smith, president of Smith/Packett, said in a statement.
The Hilton Garden Inn, operated by Concord Hospitality, is the Roanoke Valley’s newest hotel.
“Hilton Garden Inn is a sought-after brand for travelers looking for affordable but upscale accommodations. It’s an important addition to our tourism ecosystem and a very visible welcome to Roanoke County from two major roads,” said Hotel Manager Gary Crizer of Concord Hospitality.
South Peak is located on Route 220 at its intersection with 419.