FOR RELEASE September 1, 2020
Chief People and Culture Officer
Hotel Development & Management Group (HDG Hotels) opens its first Gainesville, Florida hotel, overcoming the obstacle of 2020 in the process.
(GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA) – HDG Hotels has officially opened hotel 19 of its portfolio. The Comfort Suites is located at 2603 SW 13th Street in Gainesville just minutes away from the University of Florida, UF Health, Downtown Gainesville and the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. The hotel boasts modern finishes, 105 suite rooms, 1,200 square feet of event space adjacent to an expansive lobby for additional entertaining, a fire pit and saltwater pool.
“Our ties to Gainesville conjure up feelings of nostalgia,” shares Azim Saju, co-founder and vice president of HDG Hotels. “My brother and our CEO Navroz Saju and I both spent time here as students. Before he moved to Georgetown for law school, I lived with Navroz while he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. I was finishing high school in Gainesville at the time. After college, I returned to Gainesville and became a UF alum as well, graduating from UF’s Levin College of Law. Gainesville holds a special place in our hearts and we look forward to positively impacting this community.”
“With an existing footprint of hotels that accounts for 1,787 rooms throughout North Central and Central Florida, we are excited to be in a position to once again invest in this region,” says Navroz Saju. “The Comfort Suites of Gainesville is a beautiful property. We look forward to having the opportunity to now take care of those staying in Gainesville – a community that has played such a significant part in our lives.”
About HDG Hotels:
HDG Hotels is headquartered in Ocala/Marion County with influence and service to the industry that stretches from local, state, national and even international roles. The hotel development and management company’s vision is “to positively impact the people and world around us.” To that, HDG offers its team members medical, dental and vision insurance, wellness programs, a 401K match, ownership opportunities, and other benefits. The company also partners with its team members on outreach efforts within the communities in which is has a presence. Learn more at www.hdghotels.com or www.youtube.com/hdghotels.