MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Feb. 15, 2018 …Hendrick Construction, Inc. has completed construction of Home2 Suites by Hilton in Mount Pleasant, S.C. With 122 suites and a total of 70,000 square feet, the four-story hotel opened its doors to its first guests in December.

Located at 1650 James Nelson Road in Mount Pleasant and owned and operated by OTO Development, a Spartanburg, S.C.-based Johnson Management company, the hotel is part of a new master-planned mixed-use development. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston and 15 minutes from Charleston International Airport. The all-suite, pet-friendly hotel features spacious studio and one-bedroom suites with customizable space and separate living areas.

“We are delighted to celebrate the grand opening of our first Home2 Suites,” said Corry Oakes, President and CEO of OTO Development. “It’s an honor to open another hotel in our home state and exciting to be part of the growth taking place in Mount Pleasant.”

The extended-stay hotel offers guests studio and one-bedroom suite accommodations featuring fully-equipped kitchens. Additional amenities include complimentary Internet and breakfast, a heated outdoor saline pool, grill and patio area, a Spin2 Cycle combined exercise and laundry area and Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items. 

“This project included a first that could have wide-reaching impact for the economy in the state,” said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction. “The hallways are supported by cross-laminated timber, the first time this form of lumber has been used in a commercial building in the state. We were most pleased with the product’s performance. If it catches on, it could be a major contributor to the state’s forestry industry, one of the largest agricultural sectors in South Carolina.”

Cross-laminated timber is an engineered wood system typically consisting of three, five or seven layers of dimension lumber oriented at right angles to one another and then glued together to form structural panels. Designed for strength, dimensional stability and rigidity, these panels offer a viable alternative to concrete, masonry and steel in building structures with ten or fewer floors. Additionally, the use of cross-laminated timber significantly reduces a building's carbon footprint and is fire resistant.

In addition to the Home2 Suites Mount Pleasant, Hendrick Construction recently completed the Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to Charlotte Douglas International Airport as well as extensive renovations to the Holiday Inn-Airport Conference Center Hotel in Charlotte, the Marriott North Charleston (S.C.) and the Holiday Inn Raleigh (N.C.) - Crabtree Valley Mall. Hendrick Construction is currently building TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Boone, N.C., Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pineville, N.C., Courtyard by Marriott in Cary, N.C., Hampton Inn by Hilton in Black Mountain, N.C. and Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pineville, N.C. The company is well-known for its renovations to the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. in conjunction with its 100th anniversary.

Hendrick Construction, Inc. is a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor that provides commercial construction services throughout the Southeast. The company’s portfolio includes facilities for corporate headquarters, manufacturing, industrial, healthcare and bio-tech companies, as well as schools, government buildings, churches, entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels. Visit www.hendrickconstruction.com for more information.

OTO Development, a Spartanburg S.C.-based Johnson Management company, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing hotel development and hospitality management companies. Founded in 2004, OTO Development develops and operates the best-branded hotels in high-growth markets across the United States. The Company has developed more than 70 hotels since inception and currently has more than 60 properties under management. With a focus on Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott-branded properties, the company has received national recognition for development, management, and customer service excellence from every major partner brand. For more information, visit www.otodevelopment.com.