Launched in 1989, the Brand Has 175 hotels Open
with 120 in the Pipeline
|MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 18, 2006 -- Homewood Suites by Hilton®, a
leading brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels introduced
in 1989, continued its record growth through second quarter 2006, opening
six new properties. These properties illustrate the brand's continued initiative
to build in a variety of markets, including airport locations, near shopping
districts and resort/tourist attractions.
New Hotels: Homewood Suites by Hilton opened six properties this quarter, including: Chesapeake, VA; Albany, NY; Brighton, MI; Houston - Near the Galleria, TX; Springfield-North/Holyoke, MA and Hartford-South/Glastonbury, CT.
"The extended-stay segment presents compelling investment opportunities because demand still outstrips supply, and this type of hotel maintains a stable level of performance irrespective of economic conditions," said Rebecca Wyatt, senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton. "We're anticipating another strong year for the lodging industry, in general, and an outstanding year for our brand, in particular."
Details of the properties include:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford-South/Glastonbury, Connecticut
Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels feature residential-style studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and spacious living and sleeping areas large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxation. In an effort to help guests be more productive, Homewood Suites offers high-speed Internet access in all guest suites. In addition, the Hilton Family of Hotels recently custom designed its own alarm clock, featuring one of the industry's easiest-to-set alarms. What's more, the new clocks also feature a connection cable for MP3 players and other portable music devices including Apple iPods®. The hotels also offer two-line phone sets and a large working desk with a comfortable ergonomic chair.
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 175 hotels open with another 120 in the pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can enjoy an on-site Suite Shop® convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast and a Welcome Home® reception(a) featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings.
Additional guest services at Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels include a complimentary grocery-shopping service(b) and an on-site business center at most locations. Most Homewood Suites locations also feature a swimming pool and outdoor sports court.
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT - News) is the 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 highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(TM).
|Also See:||Homewood Suites by Hilton Commences Brand Enhancement Program; Full Completion for 145 Hotels Slated for Year End 2008 / February 2005|
|Hilton Reports 560 Hotels and 75,000 Rooms in its Development Pipeline, the Largest it Has Ever Been, as of September 30, 2005; Brand Development Highlights / December 2005|