Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
eSuites is a new hotel brand designed to combine the attributes of a boutique hotel with a more tech-centered focus .All rooms will have an in-room theater with two high definition televisions and a surround-sound system with full iPod integration and built-in water purification in each suite. The hotels will have spaSuites with hot tubs in each room and sportSuites that include exercise equipment. Other amenities include an upscale dining restaurant, a fitness center, a tech concierge for connectivity issues and Lincoln Towncars and Navigators for airport pickups.
The company isn't aiming for the big cities they are looking to target markets with less than 5,000 rooms available in the immediate area. The first four hotels are expected to break ground in Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Phoenix, Ariz. The first four hotels will be eight-story, 224-room configurations with 11 conference rooms and a business center with PCs and Macs as well as scanner-copiers, printers and fax machines. The typical hotel room will be a 468-square-foot space with two rooms, a chiropractic-quality bed, and a second bed in the living room/office area for multiple occupancy. A workstation with built-in network ports, analog modem jacks and multiple power outlets will accommodate computers and peripherals. The workstation will include a desktop computer which will synch up to Blackberrys, iPods and other portable equipment. The bathroom will feature a three- by six-foot walk-in shower, a glass-top vanity with abundant storage, and extensive lighting. The average daily room rate will be between $140 and $160.
The concept isn't brand new, a quick google search reveals that eSuites had planned projects in Albuquerque and in Jacksonville for several years. Hopefully this time the concept will make it to completion.