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Hampton® Opens 14 Hotels in First Quarter of 2004
Includes the Brand’s Fifteenth Property in Canada

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 19, 2004 — Hampton, the national brand of more than 1,250 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, today announced that it opened 14 Hampton hotels in the first quarter of 2004, representing 1,196 new rooms.* The fourteen 14 openings, including the brand’s fifteenth property in Canada, consist of eight Hampton Inn hotels and six Hampton Inn & Suites hotels. 

"Another milestone was reached for the Hampton brand last quarter with the opening of our fifteenth property in Canada," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton brand management. "We are also excited about the progress that the brand has made this year with design and construction. We have already surpassed last year’s pipeline for total hotels approved and in design and under construction."

Hampton Hotels opened fourteen Hotels in Quarter One of 2004:
 

Hampton Inn Hotels
Open Date
Number of Rooms
Spartanburg-North I-85 , SC 3/24/04 86
Jacksonville-East/Regency SqQ., FL 3/22/04 112
Fort Payne, AL 3/22/04 56
Batavia, NY 3/18/04 59
Canton, MS 3/5/04 80
Odessa, TX 3/1/04 71
Troy, AL 2/16/04 82
Fayetteville, AR 2/9/04 95
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels
Open Date
Number of Rooms
Valdosta-Conference Center, GA 3/5/04 120
Baltimore-Inner Harbor, MD 3/4/04 116
Roswell, NM 3/3/04 70
Surrey/Guildford, BC, Canada 2/27/04 86
Dallas-DFW Airport W-SH 183-Hurst, TX 2/13/04 96
Hobbs, NM 1/23/04 67
TOTAL: 14 Hotels 1,196 rooms

The Hampton brand also broke ground on eleven 11 new hotels in the past three months, January through March 2004. Each of these properties is an independently owned and operated franchises.

Hampton Hotels that broke ground in Quarter One of 2004:
 

Hampton Inn Hotels
Number of
Rooms
Van Buren, AR 64
Inwood, WV 64
Jacksonville/I-10 West, FL 82
Gallup-West, NM 60
Lebanon, KY 58
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels
Number of
Rooms
Palmdale, CA 85
Parker, CO 85
Richmond-Virginia Center, VA 72
Dothan, AL 85
Stamford, CT 94
Oxford, AL 104
TOTAL: 11 Hotels 853 rooms

The Hampton brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conradâ , Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®. 

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning business strategies and their intended results, and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. 


 
 
Contact:
Melissa O’Brien
Hampton Brand Communications
(901) 374-6462
Also See: Hampton Studies Guest Touchpoints; Results in New Product Standards and Technology to be Rolled Out Immediately in the 1,250-hotel Hampton System / January 2004


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