MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has revealed LivSmart Studios by Hilton as the official name of its new studio apartment style, extended-stay hotel brand that targets the segment of guests staying 20 nights or more. LivSmart Studios currently has more than 350 deals in various stages of negotiation. Construction in Kokomo, Ind. broke ground less than five months after the brand was first announced, marking the first hotel under construction for the LivSmart Studios brand.
LivSmart Studios properties will feature an exterior of warm wood tones and a modern farmhouse-inspired palette with light industrial touches. The properties will also feature outdoor patios outfitted with grills, a communal fire pit and comfortable seating.
Along with comfort and functionality, each room will have spacious bathrooms, ample storage space, efficient closet design and movable, multi-purpose furniture that allows guests to utilize the space as a place to work and rest. The kitchen will be fully equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, two-burner stovetop and more. Additionally, the brand’s hyper-functional lobby allows sight lines from the front desk to the fitness and laundry areas and also has a simple retail market.
“After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce that LivSmart Studios by Hilton is official,” says Isaac Lake, brand leader, LivSmart Studios by Hilton. “With a resilient $300-billion workforce travel market, the extended-stay segment continues to grow. It has never been as primed as it is now for this long-stay brand, and we’re thrilled with the initial excitement we’ve received from owners.”