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Vista Host, Inc. Opens 115-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton in
Round Rock, Texas;  Jason Webb the Opening GM

 
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Sept. 21, 2010 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of its 300th property in the Austin suburb of Round Rock, Texas.  The four-story, 115-suite hotel is owned by VHRMR Round Rock, Ltd. and managed by Vista Host, Inc.  General Manager Jason Webb has been in the hotel industry for 6 years, and is supported by Director of Sales, Dawn Spitzig, who has 17 years of local experience.
            
“As the Round Rock area continues to expand with more corporate, leisure and sports business, we feel we’re well-positioned as a beautiful, upscale, extended-stay option for guests wanting to stay a few nights or more,” said Webb.  “Travelers are not only looking for high quality, but a true bundled value offering as well.  We offer that with standard amenities such as fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas in all of our suites.”

Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin / Round Rock offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites tastefully appointed with classic Texas photography, bold carpets and fabrics that bring the Texas influence into the 21st century.  Additional guest amenities include a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center—the “Lodge”—a full evening meal with beverages* Monday-Thursday evenings and a 24-hour on-site pantry.  A granite-topped community table featuring a unique centerpiece of crystal rock art by local artist Lisa Barkley anchors the lodge area where decorative old iron lighting fixtures add a subtle glow to the rich textural furnishings.  The hotel also offers a sparkling outdoor pool, an over-sized fitness center, sports court, and nearby golf courses and jogging paths.  Additional features include a 24-hour executive business center and approximately 840 square feet of flexible meeting space.  

Located at 2201 South Mays St. in Round Rock, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin / Round Rock is directly off I-35 at the intersection of Hesters Crossing and South Mays St.  It is the closest hotel to Dell World Headquarters and in a corporate campus area with many Fortune 500 companies including Samsung, Texas Guaranteed, Sears Teletech, Teco Westinghouse and Dresser Wayne.  

A variety of nearby recreational activities are available to guests, including numerous surrounding lakes, parks and hike/bike trails.  Each year, Round Rock brings the community together for local festivals and fairs such as the Taste of Round Rock, Frontier Days, Daffodil Days and Fiesta Amistad.  Marketed as the “Sports Capital of Texas,” Round Rock’s athletic facilities are some of the best in the nation.  Guests looking for a little shopping have a variety of options - from historic Main Street to funky galleries and modern furniture.  

The city of Round Rock offers quality education, a healthy economic landscape and affordable cost of living, all the while maintaining a fun and safe environment.  It’s one of the fastest growing and best managed cities in Texas known for its award-winning master plan, park system, and school district, with some of the lowest crime, property tax and utility rates in Texas.  

The hotel will host an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 23 from 11am – 1pm.  The hotel ownership and management teams, executives from the Homewood Suites brand team, local business supporters and dignitaries will all be on hand to officially welcome the hotel to the Round Rock community.  For more information, call the hotel at 512-341-9200.

About Homewood Suites
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has 300 hotels open with approximately 100 in the development pipeline.  Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services**, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.
 
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 91 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 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age. 
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

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Contact: 

 Brad Carmony
Homewood Suites Brand Communications
+1 901 374 6518
Brad.Carmony@Hilton.com

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Also See: Butler National / Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City, Kansas Accelerate Plan to Develop and Operate First Class Hotel with Vista Host, Inc. / April 2010
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