With 13 years of building to LEED standards under its belt, it is no surprise that The Duffie Companies’ first hotel project would be a LEED one. With the Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring (Md.), however, The Duffie Companies has gone far beyond basic LEED certification; the hotel is on the way to becoming one of just seven LEED Platinum hotels or resorts in North America.
Unique to the hotel is its location, says Shane Pollin, Director of Development for The Duffie Companies. “This community has no other hotels nearby,” he says. The property is located on land that was the former headquarters for The Duffie Companies in the Hillandale area of Silver Spring, Md. A study showed the site is an ideal location for a hotel. Easily accessible from the Capital Beltway, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring is conveniently located to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the University of Maryland, the National Archives at College Park, and White Oak Medical Center. Downtown Silver Spring is a five-mile drive and Washington, D.C. is about thirty minutes away via Metro at Greenbelt or Silver Spring.