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 Hampton® Opens Nine Hotels in August and
September 2004, Representing 923 New Rooms

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 4, 2004Hampton, the national brand of more than 1,270 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, announced the opening of nine Hampton hotels in August and September 2004, representing 923 new rooms. The nine new openings include three Hampton Inn hotels and six Hampton Inn & Suites hotels. All new hotels are franchised new builds with the exception of two conversions. 

"In the past two months, we have once again seen growth of the Hampton product West of the Mississippi. We now have more than 80 properties open in Texas alone and will continue our focus on development further west in 2005," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton brand management. "The brand has passed its half-year milestone for Make it Hampton implementation and each of these new properties open with our new "Make it Hampton" standards including: complimentary High-speed Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast, and our new lobby décor as well as our new guest room and bath amenities." 

Nine new Hampton Hotels opened in August and September 2004:
 

Hampton Inn Hotels
Open Date
Number of Rooms
Lake Havasu City, AZ
9/23/04
162
Clinton, MO
9/27/04
65
Lehighton, PA
8/5/04
78
Hampton Inn
& Suites Hotels
Open Date
Number of Rooms
Jacksonville-Deerwood Park, FL
9/22/04
128
Bremerton, WA
9/17/04
105
Texarkana, TX
9/13/04
81
Houston-Westchase, TX
9/7/04
82
Tallahassee
1-10/Thomasville Road, FL
9/1/04
122
Stamford, CT
9/30/04
100
TOTAL: 9 Hotels
923 rooms

The Hampton brand also announced that it has broken ground on five new hotels during the past two months, including another international hotel in Canada. 

Hampton Hotels that broke ground in August and September 2004:
 

Hampton Inn Hotels
Number of Rooms
Victoria, TX
68
Hadley, MA
71
Littleton, NH
88
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels
Number of Rooms
Laval, Quebec, Canada
100
Hemet, CA
86
TOTAL: 5 Hotels
413 rooms

The Hampton brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. 

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:
Hilton Hotels Corporation
www.hilton.com
Also See: Robert McCulloch Paid $2.46 million for the London Bridge 31 Years Ago; Lake Havasu City Now Draws 2 million Annual Visitors / October 2002
Hampton® Opens Seven Hotels in August 2003 / August 2003


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