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Bellingham Hilton hotel to have grand opening April 16

A public grand opening celebration will be held for the new Home2 Suites by Hilton on Thursday, April 16.

The event runs from 4-7:30 p.m. at 805 Home Lane, off of Northwest Avenue near Interstate 5. Appetizers, refreshments and tours of the 105-room hotel will be offered during the event, according to a company news release.

The hotel is designed for business travelers and extended-stay guests. The Bellingham Home2 Suites opened on Monday, March 16 and is the first in Washington State, said General Manager Sara Holliday. It has 25 employees and is operated by Erck Hotels of Missoula, Mont.

“Our commitment to environmentally friendly products and operations make Home2 Suites an ideal fit for Bellingham,” Holliday said in the news release. “We utilized recycled materials during construction, our saline-based swimming pool is maintained with natural minerals rather than harsh chlorine and we use LED lighting, low-flow showers and toilets, and china and glassware rather than paper products when serving our complimentary breakfasts.”

Home2 Suites by Hilton has named Bellingham’s Lighthouse Mission Ministries as its Your2 Hands community outreach partner. For more information, call the hotel at 360-734-3111 or visit http://explorehome2suites.com/.

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