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 Hilton's Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Brands On Pace
for Opening 90-100 Hotels in 2006, Opens 13 Hotels in July
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Third time this year brand opens more than 10 properties in a month

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 7, 2006—Hampton (www.hampton.com), the national brand of more than 1,350 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, has opened 13 properties in July 2006-- representing 1,239 new rooms.  The new openings include five Hampton Inn hotels and eight Hampton Inn & Suites properties.  The opening of 13 hotels this month helps the brand continue its incredible development strides and celebrate the opening of more than 10 hotels in a month for the third time this year. 

“We are thrilled to see our brand continue to grow at such record pace,” said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton Brand Management. “The opening of our 13 new properties this month will help us maintain our target for opening 90-100 hotels in 2006, and we still estimate that 2007 will be a record year for openings overall.

“Our Hampton Inn & Suites product maintains its growth as well, with the opening of eight Hampton Inn & Suites hotels this month, constituting 80 percent of all Hampton hotel openings in 2006,” added Cordell.

The next step for Hampton is the introduction of their new bedding package, featuring a crisp, white duvet cover, enveloping a plush comforter with 200-thread-count, white sheets and the guest’s choice of down or foam jumbo size pillows.  The new bedding package will be available in all Hampton hotels by year end 2006. 

13 new Hampton Hotels opened in July 2006:

Hampton Inn Hotels (Open Date, Number of Rooms)

  • Dubuque, Iowa   7/31/2006, 97
  • Danbury, Conn.   7/21/2006, 116
  • Middletown, Del.   7/13/2006, 72
  • York, Neb.   7/12/2006, 64
  • Cambridge, Ohio   7/7/2006, 87
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels (Open Date, Number of Rooms)
  • Albuquerque-Coors Road, N.M.   7/28/2006, 88
  • Brownsburg, Ind.   7/28/2006, 83
  • Atlanta Six Flags, Ga.   7/25/2006, 101
  • Milwaukee Downtown, Wis.   7/20/2006, 138
  • Wells/Ogunquit, Maine   7/14/2006, 87
  • Jamestown, N.Y.   7/10/2006, 71
  • Jacksonville-Airport, Fla.   7/10/2006, 120
  • Greenville-Downtown, S.C.   7/3/2006, 115
TOTAL    13 Hotels  1,239 Rooms

About Hampton Hotels
Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a mid-priced leader in the lodging segment.  Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, a leading global hospitality company with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™ , Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™. 

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. 

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Contact:

Tori Walsh
  Hampton Brand Communications
  (901) 374-5534
www.hiltonworldwide.com
 

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Also See: Hampton® on Pace to Open 90 - 100 Hotels in 2006; Western, Urban and International Development Lead Expansion Efforts / February 2006
Hampton® Completes First Stage of Make it Hampton, Upgrades Entire Hotels Portfolio / May 2005

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