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Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront Opens Its Doors
August 30, 2016

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (August 30, 2016)

Today, LBA Hospitality, a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm, opened the new Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach - Oceanfront to guests and the surrounding community.

Geared toward leisure travelers, the 100-room property was designed by Norcross, Ga.,- based Ponder and Ponder Architects, with interior design by J. Banks Designs of Hilton Head, SC. Southeastern, based in Augusta, Ga., owns the newly opened property and has overseen its development, tapping LBA to provide management services.

Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach - Oceanfront, which broke ground in February 2015, features many desirable amenities for guests, including an oceanfront pool with a poolside Tiki Bar, named Leaping Lizards. In-room amenities include beach-front views, Hampton beds®, mini-refrigerators, sofa beds, 42-inch HDTVs and private balconies (in select rooms). 

The property’s opening marks LBA’s fifth property under management in North Carolina, four of which are Hilton-branded. "Southeastern has done a fantastic job of including all the right touches to make it perfect for vacationers, and we feel that we’ve built the ideal staff to maintain the property at its highest level,” said Beau Benton, president of LBA.

Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach - Oceanfront is under the direction of General Manager Lance Fischer. Conveniently located at 1 Harper Avenue, the property is situated next to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, just minutes away from historic downtown Wilmington and University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition to its wonderful oceanfront amenities, the hotel provides Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, 400-sq. ft. meeting space, 24-hour business center with free printing, fitness center, complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast.

About LBA Hospitality
Founded in 1973, LBA Hospitality is a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. With more than 60 properties in 10 states, LBA Hospitality is the premier hotel operator and developer for the Southeast. For more information, visit

About Southeastern
Southeastern Development Associates is a leading commercial development and real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Augusta Georgia, developing a variety of retail, hospitality, office and major planned residential communities throughout the southeast for almost 30 years. For more information visit 

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