AKRON, OH—Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with IRG Rubber City LLC and Summit Development Inc. to add a 136-room new hotel to the East End project, the redevelopment of the current Goodyear headquarters.

The Hilton Garden Inn will be at the corner of East Market Street and Kelly Avenue. Peter Goffstein, senior vice president with IRG, said construction should begin this summer and will be complete in summer 2014.

“The location is right in the heart of the redevelopment, conveniently located close to several major highways and will serve as a great amenity for the downtown Akron business district, local hospitals, the University of Akron, the new Goodyear headquarters and a number of major sporting events,” said Goffstein. “We’re excited to partner with Summit Development and Hilton to bring such a tremendous and needed addition to the greater Akron area.”

The East End project encompasses 1.7 million sq. ft. and will include multifamily, retail and office uses. The property is owned by IRG and managed by Ohio Realty Advisors LLC. Goodyear is moving to new headquarters offices on Innovation Way across Intersection 76 in the city.