Homewood Suites, owned by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, will have a soft opening May 1 with operations fully open to the public. The hotel, located at 4109 Walnut St., broke ground in December 2010. The 11-story building houses 136 suites with bedrooms and kitchenettes. The dining room seats about 50. Other amenities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and hot tub and a sweet shop in the main lobby that will serve snacks, milk and frozen dinners.

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