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 Hampton Opens Five Hotels and Breaks Ground on
12 New Hotels in October and November 2004

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 9, 2004—Hampton, the national brand of more than 1,270 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, announced the opening of five Hampton hotels in October and November 2004, representing 508 new rooms. The five new openings are all Hampton Inn & Suites hotels and each property is a franchised new-build with the exception of one conversion. The brand also announced it has broken ground on 12 new hotels during the past two months, including its 16th Canadian hotel. 

"In the past two months we have seen incredible growth from our Hampton Inn & Suites product, and we anticipate that developers will continue taking great interest in this hotel design," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton brand management. "Along with the growth of our Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, our development in the West was also strong in September and November, as our brand opened three new hotels west of the Mississippi," said Cordell. 

Hampton began transitioning properties with its new "Make it Hampton" standards in February 2004; each new hotel has opened with these standards, including: complimentary high-speed Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast and new lobby décor, as well as new guest room and bath amenities.

Five new Hampton Hotels opened in October and November 2004:
 

Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels
Open Date
Number of Rooms
Phoenix Airport South, AZ
11/16/04
107
Montgomery-Eastchase, AL
11/04/04
102
Spartanburg I-26-Westgate Mall, SC
10/22/04
126
Fresno, CA
10/21/04
85
Mountain View/Silicon Valley, CA
10/08/04
88
TOTAL: 5 Hotels
508 rooms

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Hampton Hotels that broke ground in October and November 2004:
 

Hampton Inn Hotels
Number of Rooms
Napanee, Ontario, CANADA
58
Geneva, NY
52
Brownwood, TX
56
Louisville-Downtown, KY
182
Center Township, PA
57
Wichita Falls-Sikes Senter Mall, TX
74
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels
Number of Rooms
Ephrata, PA
70
Surprise, AZ
100
Pensacola-University Mall, FL
85
Denver-Downtown, CO
148
Clermont, FL
87
Dayton/Vandalia, OH
78
TOTAL: 12 Hotels
568 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 2,200 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:

Tori Walsh
Hampton Brand Communications
(901) 374-6462

Also See: Laughter the Best Medicine; Comedian Frank Caeti to Humorously Highlight the Hampton Brand's New Amenities on National TV / September 2004
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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