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Hampton by Hilton Signs Agreement with METRO Hotels
for Two New Hotels in Colombia

Construction has Begun on the 125-room Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla and the
132-room Hampton by Hilton Cartagena Scheduled to Open in Early 2013
BOGOTA, Colombia - May 23, 2012 - Members of the Hilton Worldwide team, including Christopher J. Nassetta, President and Chief Executive Officer, yesterday hosted an official signing ceremony at the Hilton Bogotá, in Colombia, to celebrate a new franchise agreement with METRO Hotels to open six new properties, two of which being Hampton by Hilton hotels in Barranquilla and Cartagena. The Hampton by Hilton hotels are currently under construction and expected to open in early 2013, supporting the brand's growth strategy for South America.

Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, said, "Hampton by Hilton is an ideal choice for value-savvy business and leisure travelers. We are looking forward to introducing Hampton's unique customer service and unmatched quality in this flourishing country. We stand behind the brand with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if a guest is not happy with their stay, we don't expect them to pay."

The 125-room Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla will be located in the heart of the commercial area of Barranquilla and will be part of a mix-use project. The 132-room Hampton by Hilton Cartagena will be located in the area of Bocagrande, next to the Convention Center and the Old City. Hampton Hotels currently offers16 properties in Latin America, and has plans to expand its presence throughout the region.

Both new hotels will feature the Hampton by Hilton brand's signature offerings, including a stylish Perfect Mix lobby, free Wi-Fi throughout and the Jump Start fitness center. Guests will enjoy modern, comfortable rooms featuring the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed. The new hotels are designed and styled to appeal to business and leisure travelers, offering best-in-class service and comfort. Additional guest amenities include the free On the House hot breakfast, a 24-hour snack area and a bar area with evening dining options to help guests connect after meetings.

Cristiano Gonçalves, vice president, development, South America, said, "Colombia is an important strategic development market for Hilton Worldwide. The addition of these new properties represents the incredible momentum behind our multi-brand growth plan for the region."

Felipe Galeano, Development Director for METRO Hotels, said "We are convinced of the high potential of the Hampton product in Colombian major and intermediate cities. We think that it combines the perfect level of comfort, service, security and cost efficiency for the Colombian business traveler."

Both properties will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 3,800 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 50 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, three of which are located in Colombia; Hilton Bogota, Hilton Cartagena and Embassy Suites by Hilton Bogota - Rosales. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities with a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment. With more than 1,800 properties globally, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company. All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture that share a common “personality” supported by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology, combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands. For more information about Hampton Hotels, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 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 for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

John Walls
Hampton Hotels
+1 901 374 6383
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Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
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