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NEW ORLEANS – September 21, 2016 Homewood Suites by Hilton, the award-winning upscale, all-suite hotel brand announced today that the final beam has been placed completing the structural framework for the Homewood Suites New Orleans French Quarter. The 4-story, 207-suite hotel developed and owned by HRI Properties, is projected to open its doors by April 2017. Located at 317 N. Rampart St, New Orleans, 70112, adjacent to the historic New Orleans French Quarter and a short walk to Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the Central Business District and the Saenger Theater, the new Homewood Suites offers an authentic French Quarter experience with its prime location.  HRI Lodging LLC, an affiliate of HRI Properties LLC, will manage the hotel under a franchise agreement from Hilton Hotels. This $40 million project is another advancement of HRI's ongoing Bienville Basin Choice Neighborhoods revitalization of the former Iberville public housing complex.

“We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in construction at the Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter,” said HRI President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Leonhard. “This property will provide travelers tremendous value from both its variety of amenities and prime location. Guests visiting will be able to enjoy an authentic New Orleans experience being at the doorstep to one of America’s most historic and interesting neighborhoods – the French Quarter.”  

Upon completion, the new Homewood Suites New Orleans French Quarter will provide fully-equipped kitchens, including refrigerators and dishwashers, for its one and two room suites. Guests are also afforded the essentials they need for a comfortable and convenient stay including valet parking, flexible meeting space, business center, and swimming pool and fitness facilities. Additionally, complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service for an additional fee, an outdoor grill, putt-putt green, billiard room and laundry room are all available for guests to enjoy. Prior to the hotel opening, the new Rampart streetcar line is expected to be completed, giving guests access to both the Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue lines with easy access to City Park, Audubon Park, the Garden District, shopping at Canal Place and the Riverwalk, among numerous other local attractions.

HRI Properties LLC is a nationally recognized, vertically integrated developer, owner and operator, focusing on the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and creating diverse, vibrant and sustainable communities. HRI Lodging is a premier manager of hotels nationwide, including 26 hotels under management for its affiliate HRI Properties and numerous third party hotel owners.

Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter will participate in Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. 

Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and www.news.homewoodsuites.com.

About HRI Properties

HRI Properties is a diversified, national real estate company engaged in the ownership, development and management of upscale branded and independent hotels, luxury apartments and mixed-use properties in the top 40 urban markets. Through its subsidiaries, HRI has completed 77 large-scale projects for a total funding value of over $2.5 billion which include 5,226 apartment units, 4,725 hotel rooms, and more than 1.4 million square feet of office and retail space. www.hriproperties.com

About HRI Lodging

HRI Lodging, LLC. (HRIL) is one of the 50 largest hotel management companies in the U.S. with a current portfolio of 26 hotels and resorts spanning the continental U.S. By building alliances with major domestic and international investment firms, the organization pursues a dual mode growth strategy of managing independent, boutique properties as well as partnering with industry leading brands, including Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. HRI Lodging is the hotel management division of New Orleans-based HRI Properties, a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. www.hrilodging.com

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with 400 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee.

For more information on the extended-stay advantage visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.

Contact: Margaret Taylor Tuskey

taylorm@peteramayer.com / 504 378 6602

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