Sandpiper to manage North Carolina extended stayhotel

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US: Sandpiper Hospitality has signed a third party management contract with Liberty Investment Properties, Inc. for WoodSpring Suites Charlotte – University Research Park.

Currently under construction and scheduled to open early next year, the extended stay hotel will feature 123 rooms, all offering a full kitchen with table, a flat-screen TV and a workspace. Hotel amenities will include a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and guest laundry and vending machines.

Based in Orlando, Liberty Investment Properties is a privately-held real estate investment, development and management firm that has developed and managed more than two dozen WoodSpring Suites hotels in Florida, Utah, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, Alabama and more.

"Sandpiper has established themselves as the national leader in the extended stay segment and we are excited to grow our partnership with them," said Jacob Farmer, director of investments for Liberty Investment Properties. "We expect this new hotel to deliver strong results thanks to its central location close to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Atrium Health University City and the Uptown business & entertainment district."

Approved by Marriott International, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels and Extended Stay America to manage their select-service and extended stay brands, Sandpiper Hospitality currently has a portfolio of 42 managed hotels in 12 different states. In September, the management company added two new Candlewood Suites properties in South Carolina.

"Sandpiper Hospitality greatly values this new relationship with Liberty, a top hospitality developer, and we hope to expand the partnership in 2021," said Sandpiper Hospitality president and CEO Jim Darter. "As a graduate of the UNC Charlotte myself, I am personally very excited to have Sandpiper managing this fantastic new hotel that is so close to campus."

In 2021, Sandpiper Hospitality says it has "big plans for further expansion in the extended stay hotel segment and into additional market tiers".

 

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