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The 128-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport Opens in Florida
Marking the Milestone
35,000th Suite For the Brand

The Hotel
is Owned by McKibbon Hotel Group Orlando Gateway HM
and Managed by McKibbon Hotel Management


McLean, VA – March 1, 2013 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, celebrated the opening of its 35,000th suite with the debut of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport.  With more than 315-plus properties across North America, Homewood Suites continues its aggressive growth goals as the brand has more than 70 hotels in its pipeline.

“Opening our 35,000th suite not only signifies a statistical achievement for Homewood Suites, but demonstrates our brand’s success in appealing to both business and leisure travel guests, hotel owners and developers,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Homewood Suites by Hilton.  “Demand for extended-stay hotels is strong as travelers continue to look for value, and we believe this factor along with new design standards and guest experience initiatives will help Homewood Suites achieve many more milestones.”




Guest Ken Pope (center) was surprised by Lewis the Duck (right) and Jennifer Hughes, director, brand public relations (left), checking into Homewood Suites by Hilton’s 35,000th suite at the new Homewood Suites Orlando Airport. The 35,000th suite featured 35 gifts including an iPad, 350,000 Hilton HHonors points, and bedding package and plush robe.

To mark the important event, Homewood Suites rewarded guests with special surprise and delight check-in gifts such as 35,000 Hilton HHonors points or a $35 gift card to purchase groceries utilizing the brand’s complimentary grocery shopping service.  One lucky guest also received the ultimate reward for checking into the 35,000th suite, an upgraded room complete with a full stocked refrigerator and take home gifts such as a Homewood Suites bedding package and plush robe, 350,000 Hilton HHonors points, one-year subscription to USA Today and an iPad with Retina Display.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport offers roomy studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites, with additional guest amenities including a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center – the “Lodge” – a full evening meal with drinks* Monday-Thursday, and a 24-hour on-site pantry.  The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, fully-equipped fitness center, outdoor pool and sport court, 24-hour executive business center and approximately 760 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Creating 31 permanent jobs, the 4-story, 128-suite Orlando hotel is owned by McKibbon Hotel Group Orlando Gateway HM, LP and managed by McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.  General Manager Stephano Anamisis has been in the hotel industry for over 20 years, and is supported by Director of Sales, Vanessa Faberlle who has more than 20 years of local sales experience.   Located adjacent to Orlando International Airport, Homewood Suites Orlando Airport provides access to all that this top travel destination has to offer including world-famous theme parks Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld®, as well as many business and training centers in the Orlando Airport area.

“Given today’s economy and the stresses associated with travel, providing our guests services and amenities that let them be at home and feel comfortable without being nickel-and-dimed is paramount to our brand,” said Christian Kuhn, vice president of marketing, Homewood Suites by Hilton.  “It is this bundled value that has helped make Homewood Suites J.D. Power & Associates Top-Extended Stay Hotel nine out of the past 12 years, and with our next 35,000 suites, our brand looks to continue this standard.”

About Homewood Suites by Hilton®

Homewood Suites by Hilton is an upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 300 hotels open in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Voted “Top Extended-Stay” hotel by J.D. Power and Associates, Homewood Suites by Hilton is the first choice for guests seeking comfortable, home-like accommodations when traveling for an extended stay. Beyond its spacious suites, which feature separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators, additional value-driven amenities include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast, and healthy, delicious evening meals with drinks every Monday-Thursday. The brand is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information, please visit www.homewoodsuites.com

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contact:

Jennifer Hughes
Homewood Suites by Hilton
(901) 374-6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com



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