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Home2 Suites by Hilton Approves Six
New Locations in First Quarter 2010



MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (April 28, 2010) – Home2 Suites by Hilton, a mid-tier extended-stay hotel concept targeting the savvy value-wise extended-stay guest, announces an additional six locations and reports a total of 60 application approvals at the end of the first quarter of 2010, further building on its strong franchise momentum.

Locations and hotel details of the six newest locations include:

  • Mobile, Ala. Located at the intersection of Springhill Memorial Place and Springhill Memorial Drive; 89 suites; four stories; all standard Home2 Suites amenities, including indoor saline pool; plus 1,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Amarillo, Texas. Located at 8231 Amarillo Blvd. West; 92 suites; four stories; and all standard Home2 Suites amenities, including indoor saline pool
  • Hot Springs, Ark. Located at 4950 Central Ave.; 108 suites; four stories; all standard Home2 Suites amenities; plus an expanded saline pool and expanded exercise facility 
  • Alexandria, La. Located at 3160 N. MacArthur Dr.; 80 suites; four stories; and all standard Home2 Suites amenities, including indoor saline pool
  • D’Iberville, Miss. Located on the northwest corner of the I-10 and I-110 interchange; 100 suites; five stories; all standard Home2 Suites amenities; plus outdoor saline pool
  • Raleigh/Durham, N.C. Located on the southeast corner of the intersection of I-540 and Highway 54; 104 suites; four stories; and all standard Home2 Suites amenities, including indoor saline pool
“Since launching Home2 Suites in 2009, we have received a very positive response from the development community and we are pleased to see the momentum continue with the addition of six additional application approvals during the first quarter of 2010,” said Bill Duncan, Global Head, Brand Management, Home2 Suites by Hilton.  “We are thankful for the opportunity to bring this concept to so many new markets and look forward to being a part of the growth and success of each individual community.”

Home2 Suites, a complement to the current Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, will embody the following attributes:

  • An authentic new design and brand personality that greets guests upon arrival and is reflected throughout the property.
  • The “Oasis,” an expanded living zone with community tables, individual work zones, market, integrated guest laundry and fitness room.
  • More amenities and services such as a daily complimentary inspired continental breakfast; outdoor walking trail; saline pool; outdoor living rooms; outdoor grills and more.
  • An innovative guestroom design that features an iconic “working wall,” a series of modular, brand-designed millwork pieces that serve as workspace, closet and storage.
  • Fundamentally sustainable design that, without impacting operational costs, enhances the guest experience with amenities such as EPA Water Sense plumbing fixtures by Kohler; tamper-proof bulk shower dispensers; dual-flush toilets; and recycled carpet tile flooring.
The Home2 Suites brand was officially launched at the 8th Annual America's Lodging Investment Summit, a hotel-industry conference, in late January 2009 and broke ground on its first hotel in December 2009, in Fayetteville, N.C.  The steady growth and success of Home2 Suites has resulted in 60 approved applications at the end of the first quarter of 2010 and approximately 30 additional applications within various stages of the pipeline, making it the fastest growing brand in Hilton Worldwide’s history. 

On average, Home2 Suites properties will be comprised of 90 percent studios and 10 percent one-bedroom suites, at 323 and 509 square feet, respectively.  Public space will account for approximately 4,200 square feet. 


Guest Rooms: Guest rooms provide innovative and practical flexibility with separate media and bedroom areas. It includes a fully-accessorized kitchenette with a refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave/convection oven and coffee maker.

The living room/media zone has a queen-size sofa/sleeper, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a roll-around ottoman, ambient and task lighting, and "hip and humble" brand artwork. All guestrooms feature queen-sized beds.

The guestroom also includes an iconic "working wall" which incorporates the kitchenette and flexible working space with a moveable desk, pin-up spaces and adaptable storage options.

Clean lines, a neutral yet energetic color palette and integrated technology complete the hip and stylish ambiance. Environmentally conscious appointments include low flow showers and faucets; bulk bath amenities; dual flush toilets; recycled flooring, and other sustainable product selections. www.Home2Franchise.com



Home2 Suites estimates that it will open 100 properties by year-end 2013, with 60 to 70 per year thereafter.  The brand’s immediate focus will be on U.S. development, with expansion starting in Canada, followed by Mexico and other international locations in subsequent years. 

About Home2 Suites by Hilton 
Home2 Suites by Hilton is the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands designed for the extended-stay guest seeking a mix of style, comfort and value.  Whether on the road for two days or two months, Home2 Suites provides the services and amenities travelers need to make the most of life away from home, such as: complimentary breakfast daily; expansive community spaces; innovative guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; various outdoor spaces; and 24-hour business center.  For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton or to see if there’s a location coming soon near you, please visit www.Home2Suites.com.  For information on franchising opportunities, visit www.Home2Franchise.com

About Hilton Worldwide 
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

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Contact: 

Melissa Giarrosso 
melissa.giarrosso@hilton.com
901-374-6423

Dana Arnold 
dana@olsoncomm.com
480-368-7999
 

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Also See: Home2 Suites by Hilton Identifies the Locations of the First 50 Signed Franchise Applications / July 2009
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