News for the Hospitality Executive
Launched in 1989, Homewood Suites by Hilton® Finishes
258 Hotels, Development Pipeline Has 130 Planned Properties
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - January 16, 2009 - Homewood Suites by Hilton®, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels celebrated 2008 as one of its best years since the brand was launch in 1989, despite the recent industry slowdown. Last year, Homewood Suites opened its 250th property, finishing the year with a footprint of 258 hotels – 28,492 upscale suites – throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and a development pipeline of more than 130 planned properties.
“While 2008 was a tough year for the hotel business, the demand for extended-stay products increased,” said Bill Duncan, Vice President, Brand Sales and Marketing, Homewood Suites. “For Homewood Suites, the state of the economy created the perfect storm for new travelers to discover the unique value of Homewood’s upscale extended-stay offerings and helped strengthen our relationship with existing customers and development partners.”
Complementing the brand’s impressive growth in 2008, Homewood Suites was honored with several consumer awards and garnered top industry recognition for its commitment to customer satisfaction and innovative approaches to enhancing the overall hotel stay experience. Major awards included:
Key Homewood Suites initiatives in 2009 include:
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 260 hotels and approximately 130 properties in the development pipeline. The brand offers complimentary high-speed internet access, daily Suite Start® hot breakfast, and a Welcome Home® reception featuring a light meal and beverages, Monday through Thursday. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find at each hotel an on-site Suite Shop® convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Additional guest services include a complimentary grocery shopping service** and a complete business center at most locations.
To make reservations at a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit the Homewood Suites Web site at homewoodsuites.com or call 1-800-CALL-HOME®.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company,
with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories,
with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages
or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including
Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy
Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton
Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®
and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®.
*Homewood Suites by Hilton received the highest numerical score among
extended stay hotel chains in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates
2007-2008 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. 2008 study
based responses from 53,453 guests measuring 11 extended stay hotels and
measures opinions of guests who stayed in a hotel May 2007-June 2008. Proprietary
study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed
June 2007-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
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|Also See:||Homewood Suites by Hilton® Details Core Initiatives for 2007, Includes Employee Training with Video iPods / January 2007|
|Homewood Suites by Hilton Commences Brand Enhancement Program; Full Completion for 145 Hotels Slated for Year End 2008 / February 2005|