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Metro Hospitality Fund

The hospitality industry is currently in a sweet spot as the fastest-growing industry in the United States. In Ohio, revenues for 2015 are expected to top $15 billion while adding more than 3,500 new jobs. Metro Hospitality Fund, LLC was formed for the exclusive purpose of constructing and operating two new hotel properties. Each of the properties is located in underserved markets and will be focused or select service establishments.

Marketability and Feasibility Studies were prepared for each location. IRR cites the growing demand in each market coupled with Management's selection of the small to medium-sized hotel establishment as major contributors to the excellent returns.
A "focused" or "select service" hotel is one that has a limited number of on-site amenities. The focused or select service hotel plays to the needs of today's traveler. This model provides the most efficient operation model and hence, by percentage, is the most profitable hospitality model. The focused or select service establishments are market driven to a specific demographic of traveler.

Pike Street – Marietta, Ohio

Located at I-77, this Holiday Inn Express is strategically located in the oil and gas regions of Eastern Ohio. Replacing an existing full service Holiday Inn, this Holiday Inn Express is expected to open in the spring of 2016. Holiday Inn Express (HIE) is a mid-priced hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group. HIE is the leading brand in the upper-midscale select hotel segment.
IRR cites the expansion in the oil and gas industry in Ohio is expected to continue, increasing the need and demand for rooms. The shale, gas, and oil industries have facilitated major development in Pennsylvania and Ohio that has left the area in short supply of lodging facilities. This development is expected to continue for at least 20 years.

West High Avenue – New Philadelphia, Ohio

Located on I-77, this Home2Suites by Hilton is strategically located in a high-growth area of the oil and gas region of Ohio. This extended stay hotel is anticipated open in the Spring of 2016.
Home2Suites by Hilton is a mid-priced, all-suite, extended-stay hotel that will feature the newest contemporary accommodations and customizable guest room designs.

Home2Suites by Hilton is a chain of hotels trademarked by Hilton Wordwide. The affordable price point makes this brand attractive to both the business and leisure traveler.

IRR cites the expansion in the oil and gas industry together with the underserved market. Additional expansion into processing, refining, and pipelines by the oil and gas industry could increase the overall demand and, accordingly, the rates of return.


Josh Baltes has literally grown up in the "industry." Family holdings made hospitality a natural career path for Josh. Earning a BA in Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Josh and his Management Team have in excess of 60 years of combined experience focused on commercial real estate, including hotels and 38 years in hotel management.

In addition to the extensive experience in hotel and property management, the Management Team has assigned itself with the highest quality of vendors to provide the traveler with an excellent hospitality experience.

The uniqueness of the management team provides Metro Hospitality Fund, LLC with individuals who are able to facilitate the day-to-day operations and are experienced in the acquisition, construction, financing, and sale of commercial real estate. These skill sets will enable the Management Team to produce excellent results for both the consumer and the investor.

Targeted Employment Area

These projects are located in Tuscarawas and Washington Counties; both are qualifying rural areas.

Job Creation

Job creation study has been completed and supports the need for 12 investors with substantial cushion.


The Exemplar Filing is in process to lock in the required investment at the $500,000 level.