SAN ANTONIO, Texas, January 2, 2009 — San Antonio, Texas-based K Partners Hospitality Group, LP announced the groundbreaking of the newest addition to the company’s portfolio, the Hampton Inn & Suites in Ridgecrest, Calif.
The 94-room, 3-story hotel is the second property in Ridgecrest that will be owned and operated by K Partners. The first, a Springhill Suites opened in March of 2008.
Located in the heart of the Mojave High Desert, the Hampton Inn & Suites will be nearby to the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake Golf Course and Death Valley, and will be ideal for both business and leisure travelers to the area.
Hampton Inn & Suites will offer a business center and 800 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor pool and spa, and a suite shop. The stylish suites compose 30% of the rooms at the hotel and will feature Hilton’s trademarked amenities, including the new Cloud Nine bedding. The hotel also offers complimentary high-speed internet access in all rooms, wireless Internet access in the lobby and meeting rooms, and 24-hour coffee in the lobby.
“We have had tremendous success with our first property in Ridgecrest and saw a great opportunity to expand our presence in this market,” said Mark Crisci, Executive Vice President, Investments & Developments for K Partners. “This will continue our company’s expansion in California, confirming our sustained focus on building, owning and operating regardless of the challenging economic climate.”
K Partners Hospitality Group, LP specializes in the development, construction, management and operation of hotel properties throughout the United States. K Partners has forged relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental Hotels. The company currently owns and operates a portfolio of 15 hotels with plans to have approximately 25-30 hotels by the end of 2009 and 35-40 by the end of 2010.