The new, modern and contemporary Centre Park is expected to create up to 135 new full- and part-time jobs and will feature a full-service Holiday Inn with 130 rooms, an Event and Banquet Center that can entertain up to 650 guests, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse restaurant (the “First in Ohio”), and a “Blue” Lounge. The owners, Middletown Hotel Management-Union Center Innkeepers, project an opening sometime in the fall of 2015. Follow the progress on www.Facebook.com/CentreParkHI for job postings, giveaways, pictures, and updates.
The groundbreaking for Centre Park will be celebrated in a ceremony at the site, located at 5800 Muhlhauser Road, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27th. Representatives from U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s office and Ohio Governor John Kaisch’s office along with Senator Bill Coley are expected to attend. Members of the media are invited to cover the event.
As with many MHM projects, the facility, which will be constructed by HiFive Development, Mason, OH, will be one of the most eco-friendly hotels in the marketplace, featuring LED lighting, a rooftop energy management system to control heating and air, and acoustical separation to minimize noise, among other features.
Middletown Hotel Management also owns and operates several Marriott, Hilton, and IHG Brand hotels in the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton markets. With its approximately 200 employees, MHM is carving out a niche in the hospitality industry as consistently exceeding guest expectations by anticipating their needs, attention to detail, and demonstrating warmth and concern.
AVANA Capital, a commercial real estate lending company based in Arizona, provided a critical helping hand that will bring business to West Chester and beyond, and by extension, strengthen the community.
“The can-do attitude of the AVANA Capital people was key to bringing this project to life,” said Bob Ritter, Vice President of Operations for Middletown. “There’s no substitute for a drive to want to get things done, and that’s what AVANA brought to the table. It is always great to work with professionals who are able to focus on a single goal and make it happen. Financing was a challenge and without their help, we wouldn’t be as far along. They had patience and made sure all requirements were met.”
“This is the exact kind of execution that makes us proud,” said Sanat Patel, Managing Partner of AVANA Capital. “ It was a team effort through and through with Payal Bhatia, our underwriter, at the center of the beehive, coordinating all the people and moving parts fluidly and efficiently. We are excited to help in creating a major hub of business and activity with Middletown Management’s team, as well as our bank lending partners, IAB Financial of Fort Wayne, IN and Metro City Bank of Atlanta, GA. There will be new jobs, a great new event venue, new dining and entertainment options, and a new destination for tourists and business travelers. Kudos to all for achieving the true meaning of ‘team’.”