Hampton Hotels Continues Momentum with 22 Openings in Q1 2013
Brand Growth Includes Two New Properties in Colombia and First Dual-Branded Hampton Inn & Suites/Home2Suites in Huntsville, Alabama
MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the results of a strong first quarter, with the opening of 22 new properties and the addition of 2,134 new guestrooms. This follows a strong 2012, which saw more than 70 new hotel openings and numerous accolades for the brand, including being named the top franchise for the third year in a row in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500® and Travel Weekly’s 2012 mid-priced hotel chain Reader’s Choice Awards winner for the fifth year in a row. Collectively in 2013, nearly 90 new properties are expected to open, adding to the brand’s current guestroom count of more than 186,000 rooms globally.
“Capping 2012 with 70-plus openings, we look forward to a sustained period of growth in 2013 with nearly 90 new Hampton Hotel properties” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “We plan to continue aggressively recruiting new franchise owners and forge ahead in desirable and emerging markets.”
Openings in the first three months of 2013 included ten Hampton Inn, ten Hampton Inn & Suites and two Hampton by Hilton properties. Most notably, two hotels in Colombia opened during the first quarter, supporting the brand’s growth strategy in emerging markets such as South America. The 125-room Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla, which is centrally located near Puerto Colombia’s white-sand beaches and the Buenavista shopping mall, opened in February. The 135-room Hampton by Hilton Cartagena, set in the bustling Bocagrande district, opened in March. Both hotels are already attracting leisure and business travelers, showcasing Hampton by Hilton’s signature brand offerings including a free hot breakfast, a Clean and Fresh Hampton bedTM and free Wi-Fi.
In Q1 2013, Hampton Hotels opened domestic properties in Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas. For the first time, two Hilton Worldwide brands, Hampton Inn & Suites and Home2 Suites, partnered for a combined property in Huntsville, Alabama. The 175-room property - which features shared meeting and function space, pool facilities, fitness centers and other amenities - includes 98 Hampton Inn & Suites guestrooms.
Below is a full list of the 22 new Hampton Hotels properties that opened in Q1 2013:
Hampton Inn - Open Date - Number of Rooms
Hampton Inn Magnolia, Magnolia, AR - 1/15/2013 - 68
Hampton Inn Cleveland, Cleveland, TN - 1/31/2013 - 97
Hampton Inn Thomson, Thomson, GA - 2/1/2013 - 88
Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning, Columbus-South/Ft. Benning, GA - 2/5/2013 - 102
Hampton Inn Spearfish, Spearfish, SD - 2/11/2013 - 60
Hampton Inn Austin/Oak Hill, Austin/Oak Hill, TX - 2/14/2013 - 106
Hampton Inn Chickasha, Chickasha, OK - 2/14/2013 - 63
Hampton Inn Belton, Belton, MO - 2/20/2013 - 80
Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations, New York, NY - 2/27/2013 - 148
Hampton Inn & Suites - Open Date - Number of Rooms
Hampton Inn & Suites DuPont , DuPont, WA - 1/3/2013 - 115
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, NC - 1/4/2013 - 136
Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham, Effingham, IL - 1/11/2013 - 92
Hampton Inn & Suites Minot, Minot/Airport, ND - 1/21/2013 - 86
Hampton Inn & Suites Prattville, Prattville, AL - 1/31/2013 - 101
Hampton Inn & Suites Tifton, Tifton, GA - 2/5/2013 - 96
Hampton Inn & Suites Hope, Hope, AR - 3/6/2013 - 70
Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area, Huntsville/Research Park Area, AL - 3/14/2013 - 98
Hampton Inn & Suites Mansfield, Mansfield, PA - 3/14/2013 - 83
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar, Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar, FL - 3/22/2013 - 110
Hampton by Hilton - Open Date - Number of Rooms
Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla, Barranquilla, Colombia - 2/5/2013 - 125
Hampton by Hilton Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia - 3/19/2013 - 135
About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 185,000 rooms in 11 countries, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as “Hamptonality,” delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations worldwide, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands globally. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.faceboook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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