Hilton Garden Inn to Have Meeting Rooms for Local Use

At a joint Falls Church City Council and Planning Commission work session Monday, developer Barry Gosnell revealed happy news about the amenities of the Hilton Garden Inn he hopes to build at 706 W. Broad St. Meeting space on the second floor of the facility will total 2,500 square feet, enough to host larger events of local groups such as the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce (which Gosnell’s group just joined, he said).

A full kitchen in the hotel, larger than for full restaurants, he said, would allow events there to be fully catered, and the space can be divided if needed into two or three smaller rooms, as well. “I can’t tell you how excited I am for this meeting space,” said Council member Robin Gardner. The head of the City’s Economic Development Office Rick Goff confirmed that the hotel’s annual net tax yield to the City should be $541,000 annually, equal to almost two cents on the real estate tax rate.