Managed by White Lodging Services, Corp.
|MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 11, 2005 -- Homewood Suites by Hilton(R), the
national brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has opened
the first of three new hotels in the Hartford area -- the 104-suite Homewood
Suites by Hilton hotel in Wallingford, Conn. The brand plans to open two
additional properties in Hartford by year-end 2006, bringing a total of
five properties to the surrounding area.
The newly constructed hotel is owned by Apple REIT Six, Inc. of Richmond, Va. and managed by White Lodging Services, Corp. of Merrillville, Ind. The property is a new addition to the growing portfolio of more than 155 Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels nationwide.
"Greater New Haven is a strong hotel market in need of additional upscale extended stay hotels like Homewood Suites and we are thrilled to be the third property to open in the area," said Hotel Manager Christine Zuchinsky. "We are the ideal place for those travelers who are away from home or office for several days but still need to have all of the benefits, such as a full kitchen, executive business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access," Zuchinsky said.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford is located at 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, Conn. The property is conveniently located off I-91 near both New Haven and Hartford and in close proximity to many area attractions such as The Law Enforcement Memorial, Goodspeed Opera House and the Hartford Civic Center. Local businesses surrounding the hotel include Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bristol Meyers Squibb and Canberra Industries.
The four-story Homewood Suites by Hilton features residential-style studio; one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens; and spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. To help guests be more productive, the Hilton Family of Hotels custom designed its own clock, featuring one of the easiest-to-set alarms. The new clocks also feature a connection cable for MP3 players and other portable music devices including iPods, an addition the Hilton Family made after research revealed that consumers prefer to maintain their own music lifestyles while on the road.
Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focusing on the upscale, extended-stay suite segment of the hotel industry. Its hotels operate under the Residence Inn(R) by Marriott(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton brands, the nation's leading chains of quality residential-style, all-suite hotels, and are third-party managed. Its focus is to acquire high-quality hotels that generate attractive returns for our shareholders.
Established in 1985, White Lodging Services Corp. is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operating company. The company is a seven-time Marriott Partnership Circle award winner and operator of over 75 affiliated hotels. White Lodging Services' portfolio of more than 90 hotels throughout the country, encompasses representation of the following leading-brand hotels: Marriott; Residence Inn by Marriott; Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott; Renaissance; Radisson Hotels; Six Continents; and Hilton.
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 155 hotels open with another 95 in the pipeline. Beyond its spacious two-room suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find at each hotel an on-site Suite Shop(R) convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start(TM) hot breakfast and a Welcome Home(R) 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 a complete business center at most locations.
Homewood Suites by Hilton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,300 hotels, resorts, and vacation ownership properties.
(a) Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
Hilton Hotels Corporation
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