Brand shows aggressive development in 2006 with the opening of 96 hotels
|MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 11, 2006—Hampton (www.hampton.com),
national brand of more than 1,350 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and
Inn & Suites® hotels, has opened eight properties in December
759 new rooms. The new openings include two Hampton Inn hotels
six Hampton Inn & Suites properties. All openings are
newly constructed hotels.
“In 2006, we added 96 new hotels to our system, and we are looking to open more than 100 in 2007, setting a record for our hotel openings,” said Phil Cordell, senior vice president, Hampton brand management. “We plan to maintain this increased development activity for the foreseeable future.
“Adding to our excitement in development this month is the opening of our 10th Hampton property in the province of Ontario, Canada—the Hampton Inn & Suites Guelph. With this international opening, we are able to celebrate another important milestone for Hampton development,” added Cordell.
From a product development standpoint, Hampton recently announced it has achieved full implementation of its new bedding package, “Cloud Nine. The New Hampton Bed Experience,” which features a crisp, white duvet cover enveloping a plush 200-thread-count comforter, white sheets and the guest’s choice of down or foam jumbo size pillows. For consumers who would like to take their hotel room experience home with them, Hampton has a new program available online at www.hamptonhomecollection.com, where many of Hampton Hotels’ guestroom amenities are available for purchase.
Seven new Hampton Hotels opened in December 2006:
About Hampton Hotels
Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a mid-priced leader in the lodging segment. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, a leading global hospitality company with more than 2,800 hotels and 495,000 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 most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™ , Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™.
Note: This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning business strategies and their intended results, and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the effects of economic conditions; supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry, relationships with clients and property owners; the impact of government regulations; and the availability of capital to finance growth, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein.
Tori Roberson/Monica Gaston
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/ May 2005
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