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Raymond Management Company Opens 186 room
Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Boise, Idaho
Boise, ID, July 12, 2007 – At a community celebration today to commemorate the grand opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites – Boise / Downtown, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho was honored for its many contributions to the Boise community.  With approximately 300 prominent community members in attendance, the Idaho Ronald McDonald House was presented with a donation of $2,500 from the hotel staff.  The 186-room all new construction Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is located at 495 South Capitol Boulevard in Boise, Idaho.  Raymond Management Company, Inc., of Madison, WI., manages the hotel under a license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

The Hampton Inn and Suites – Boise / Downtown anchors the revitalized BoDo area of Boise’s new downtown.  Located in the heart of the cultural district, BoDo includes warehouses converted into boutique retail shops, movie theatres, performance spaces, offices, and new, first-class restaurants.  Within a few blocks of the new Hampton Inn & Suites lies the Idaho State Capitol, Boise State University, Boise Centre on the Grove, and Qwest Arena.

“Our hotel is within walking distance of everything downtown Boise offers the business and leisure traveler,” said Erik Hansen, General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites.  “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of the hotel in such a vibrant, thriving, and friendly community as downtown Boise.  Being able to build upon the support to the Idaho Ronald McDonald House makes today a very special occasion.”

“We are excited to be the beneficiary of this generous donation from Hampton Inn and Suites - Boise/Downtown,” said Mindy Plumlee, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. “This ongoing partnership is valuable to us; it allows us to fulfill our mission and serve as a home away from home for hundreds of families each year.  This type of support shows the true commitment that Raymond Management and Hampton Inn and Suites have to offer their communities.”  

Boise, ID Mayor Dave Bieter and Hampton Inn & Suites – Boise / Downtown general manager Erik Hansen
cut the ribbon to commemorate the opening of Boise’s newest downtown.  Looking on are
Jeff Raymond, president of Raymond Management Company, Inc., and Ronald McDonald
Boise’s newest premier hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites – Boise / Downtown is one of the larger hotels in the Hampton Inn & Suites brand. The hotel features large, comfortable guestrooms, 32” high definition LCD TV’s in every guestroom, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, 24-hour complimentary business center, an indoor Cool Pool™ and whirlpool, exercise facility, and 4,000 square feet of banquet/meeting space. Guests enjoy a complimentary On the House™ hot breakfast or grab an On the Run Breakfast Bag™ (Mon.-Fri.) if pressed for time. 

To make reservations or request information about the Hampton Inn and Suites – Boise / Downtown, travelers may access the hotel’s Web site at or call (208) 331-1900.

To make reservations or request information about other Hampton Inn hotels, travelers may access the Hampton Inn website at or call 1-800-HAMPTON (1-800-426-7866). 

Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company.  The company develops, owns, manages or franchises 2,500 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties.  Its portfolio includes many of the world’s 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 Company®, ?and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

Raymond Management Company (RMC) is one of the country’s most trusted hospitality real estate developers and operators.  Founded in 1978, RMC’s operations have grown to include an award-winning portfolio of hotel properties.  RMC currently manages eighteen hotels in six states.  The Madison, Wisconsin-based company has been twice named Developer of the Year by Hilton Hotels Corporation for the Hampton brand.  For more information, access the company’s web site at

History of Raymond Management Company Inc.

RMC's first projects focused on construction and management of Country Kitchen restaurants. In 1980, RMC purchased the franchise for Country Kitchens of Wisconsin, Inc., which consisted of approximately forty restaurants. Over the next fourteen years, RMC assisted other owners with modernizing their restaurants and either acquired or developed an additional thirty-four company-managed restaurants in Wisconsin and Illinois.

During the 1980's RMC expanded its hospitality focus and developed its first Super 8 Motel in Germantown, Wisconsin. Subsequently, RMC developed four more Super 8 Motels. In 1985, RMC formed a joint venture with another management company to develop their hotels. Within the partnership, RMC was responsible for the development of several Hampton Inn hotels and as a result the joint venture received the Developer of the Year award from Hampton Inn corporate in 1989.

In January 1994, RMC decided to sell his interests in Country Kitchens and concentrate solely on developing and managing Hampton Inn hotels. We developed and opened our first Hampton Inn in Elgin, Illinois in the fall of 1994.

Currently RMC owns and operates Hampton Inn Hotels and Hampton Inn and Suites Hotels primarily in the Midwest. Our Hampton products consistently rank in the top 25% of the entire Hampton Franchise. As the company continues to grow, we also have several projects in the development phase. In 2000, Raymond Management Company was awarded Hilton Hotel Corporation's prestigious Hampton Inn Developer of the Year Award.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho operates the Idaho Ronald McDonald House.  The House is available to all families of children hospitalized or receiving treatment for serious illness from a Boise medical facility. In its 19 years of operation, the House has provided a sanctuary for more than 5,900 families from Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Northern Nevada, and beyond.   More information can about the Ronald McDonald House and how you can make a difference can be found at:


Robert W. King
Raymond Management Company, Inc.
(608) 664-3182

Also See: John Q. Hammons and Oppenheimer Development Corporation Planning a 10-story, 250-room Marriott in Boise's Downtown Adjacent to a New Exhibition Facility / April 2007
Some Question the Logic of Building Up to 10 New Hotels with Over 1,000 Rooms in The Boise, Idaho / May 2007


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