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Hilton Garden Inn Jeffersonville IN, a Fuzzy Zoeller and General Hotels Partnership Project, Breaks Ground

Jeffersonville, IN – October 8, 2020 – Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) award-winning upscale global brand of hotels, broke ground today in Jeffersonville, IN. To celebrate the groundbreaking, an official ceremony was held at the site on newly developed Water Tower Rd with several local dignitaries speaking including Mr. Steve Webb, Jeffersonville City Councilman District 6; Mr. Jack Coffman, Clark County Indiana Commissioners President and District 2 Representative; as well as U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09). Remarks were also made by project investors Mr. Fuzzy Zoeller, Golf Legend and Southern Indiana Native, and Mr. Jim Dora, Jr., President/CEO of General Hotels Corporation. Regional favorite Hi-Five Doughnuts Food Truck was on hand to join in the celebration.
 
Located at 4900 Water Tower Rd, Jeffersonville, the 114-room hotel is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2022 at a cost of $19.5 million. It is situated on the northwest corner of I-265 and IN-62, conveniently located to the nearby River Ridge Commerce Center. The hotel is developed and owned by Fuzzy Zoeller and his family in a partnership with Indianapolis based General Hotels Corporation. Once open the hotel is expected to bring approximately 50 new jobs to the community.
 
“Today marks the first of many milestones for this property,” said James Dora Jr, President/CEO, General Hotels Corporation. “We look forward to offering a signature Hilton Garden Inn experience in Jeffersonville and advancing with construction of the property,”
 
Unique to Hilton Garden Inn Jeffersonville IN will be the full-service Fuzzy’s-themed restaurant and bar, sure to be a must visit destination for locals and travelers alike. The hotel will offer amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full cooked-to-order breakfast, cocktails and dinner. Each guestroom boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens and an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a Keurig® coffee maker.
 
The hotel will also participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
 
For more information about this upcoming hotel, call +1 [317-556-1540].
 
Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and newsroom.hilton.com/hgi.  
 
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About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 865 hotels in 49 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
 
 
About Fuzzy Zoeller
Originally from New Albany, IN, Frank “Fuzzy” Zoeller is most widely known as one of the great characters and competitors golf has ever known. His professional golf career produced 10 PGA victories, including the ‘84 US Open and ‘79 Masters. Fuzzy is only one of three players to win the Masters in their first appearance. He also has wins on the Champions Tour – the 2002 Senior PGA Championship and the 2004 MasterCard Championship. Fuzzy was uniquely selected to the USA Ryder Cup team 3 times and while each of those wins and selections are special, an even greater honor has been receiving the prestigious Dave Marr Memorial Award for exemplifying sportsmanship, honesty, character, and an enthusiastic passion for the game of golf; and the Brian "Bruno" Henning awards for making special and outstanding contributions to the Champions Tour. View Fuzzy’s PGA Profile.

His passions include hunting and fishing, and he enjoys all sports as well as golf course design. To date he has designed numerous golf courses, three of which are utilized on The PGA TOUR. Two courses can be found in Southern Indiana, the Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg, IN and Champions Pointe Golf Club in Memphis, IN. Most recently, Fuzzy designed The Pfau Course at Indiana University, soon to be announced as one of the Top 5 greatest Collegiate Golf Courses nationwide by Golf Weekly. Visit fuzzygolf.com

On June 1, 2009, Fuzzy launched a new venture, “Fuzzy’s Ultra-Premium Vodka” and since that time, it has won multiple awards in prestigious spirits competitions. Learn more at fuzzyvodka.com
 
A proud southern Indiana native, Fuzzy is known throughout the community for his generous spirit of giving. Fuzzy and his family believe strongly in investing in the local community. This belief is the cornerstone of his newest adventure as a hotel and restaurant entrepreneur.  Construction of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Jeffersonville, IN with “Fuzzy’s” themed restaurant and bar, begins in October 2020 with a projected opening in the Spring of 2022.
 
 
About General Hotels Corporation
Founded in 1962, General Hotels Corporation (GHC) is committed to enriching lives through award-winning hospitality. As a Midwest leading hotel owner/operator, developer and third-party management company, the Indianapolis based organization currently operates 50 hotels representing over 5,100 guestrooms with several new locations in development and under construction. The organization’s portfolio includes a broad range of brands and property types including select service, full service, extended stay, independent hotels, city-center hotels, airport hotels and small market hotels. The company's core values of caring, commitment, excellence, growing, integrity and respect, serve as its guiding principles in all operations and interactions with guests, associates, investors and partners. To learn more about GHC visit genhotels.com