Hilton Home2 Suites

The Hilton Home2 Suites development, as shown on Feb. 9, in downtown Carbondale is slated to host an open house in April. The Hilton Home2 Suites website is taking reservations for June 11 and beyond. 

CARBONDALE — After breaking ground in May 2016, the Hilton Home2 Suites in downtown Carbondale has started to take reservations for a June 11 opening, according to its website.

Hotel Developer Srinivas Gundala said crews will begin putting in furniture and tiles for the floors as soon as next week. He said there is a planned open house for the middle of April, depending on how the back end of construction goes.

“We can’t wait anymore,” Gundala said. “We are looking forward to finishing the project.”

The Hilton website says the prime downtown location will put visitors at the entrance of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and in the center of Southern Illinois Healthcare systems.

The website says the hotel will consist of studio and one-bedroom suites, offering free Wi-Fi, living and sleeping areas, as well as a well-equipped kitchen complete with a full-size dishes, microwave and flatware.

Additionally, the hotel is planning to offer a complimentary breakfast, an indoor heated saline pool and a “Spin2 Cycle Center,” which is a laundry and fitness facility. There will also be an outdoor fire pit and grilling area, and it will be pet friendly, the website says.

According to booking prices on the website, prices start at $108 for a one-night stay after signing up for Hilton Honors, which is a free account.

When the hotel broke ground in May 2016, developers said it would be open in a year. The work didn’t get started until early August 2016, which pushed the open date back to just before the eclipse in August 2017.

In September 2017, when there were reports of polystyrene particles coming from the site’s exterior insulation finishing system, the Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said developers told him the new open date was in January 2018.

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Dustin Duncan is a reporter for The Southern Illinoisan covering Carbondale.

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