Home2Suites, a subsidiary of Hilton, is currently constructing the brand’s first modular construction hotel. On August 15, executives from Hilton, Southern Hospitality Services, and Ashlar Development began construction of the project adjacent to San Francisco’s Airport North by placing pre-fabricated elements into position.
Adrian Kurre, global head of Home2 Suites, states “staying at the forefront of building trends has translated to faster construction and ramp-up times, making Home2 Suites one of Hilton’s fastest-growing brands. The unmatched efficiency of modular building allows us to provide a consistent, high-quality product constructed in as little as half the time of a traditional build, allowing owners to see an even faster return on their investment.”
While this is Hilton’s first foray into modular construction, competitors have been testing the technology for years. In 2017, Marriot International, the largest hotel company in the world, signed on for 50 hotel deals that incorporated prefabricated components.
Although other hospitality groups are similarly using prefabricated components, Hilton separates itself from the pack by introducing substantial environmental measures. Solar panels above the prefabricated structure will produce approximately 50 percent of the building’s energy needs and an adjacent bio-retention pond will aid in the management o runoff water.