Hampton by Hilton Announces Opening of First Hotel in Panama

Hilton Worldwide's Fifth Property in Panama Represents another Milestone in the Company's Latin America Expansion Efforts

December 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // PANAMA CITY, Panama and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton by Hilton continues its international expansion by announcing the opening of its first hotel in Panama today. Hampton by Hilton Panama, a 108-room, new-build hotel managed by Hilton Worldwide, joins the global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, as the company's fifth hotel in Panama.

Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management for Hilton Worldwide, said, "This opening marks the fifth Latin American country with a Hampton by Hilton hotel. We're thrilled to expand into Panama and look forward to introducing the brand's friendly, authentic service and consistent, quality amenities to a new market of business and leisure travelers."

Situated in downtown Panama City, this new Hampton by Hilton hotel is 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport and close to financial and commercial services, as well as multiple shopping options. Nearby attractions for leisure guests also include the Panama Canal and the Miraflores Locks, Casco Viejo and the Biodiversity Museum.

Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide said, "We are excited with the debut of the Hampton by Hilton brand in Panama. This opening is another great example of Hilton Worldwide's commitment to expand in Latin America by introducing our portfolio of brands to key markets. We look forward to welcoming visitors to this remarkable country with the distinct attributes of our award-winning brands."

The 15-story property is the city's newest hotel and offers visitors comfortable and contemporary mid-priced accommodation, combined with the renowned quality of Hampton by Hilton hotels and featuring the brand's signature offerings: a stylish Perfect Mix lobby, complimentary Wi-Fi and the unconditional 100% Hampton Guarantee®. Guests will enjoy modern, comfortable rooms featuring the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®.

The hotel is designed and styled to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, offering best-in-class service and comfort. It offers a fitness center with state-of-the-art Precor equipment, rooftop outdoor swimming pool and a poolside bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily at the lobby restaurant and additional amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, a 24-hour snack area and a bar area with evening dining options to help guests connect after meetings.

Business amenities at this new Hampton by Hilton hotel include a boardroom and a meeting room, as well as a 24-hour business center with modern work stations and office supplies available to guests.

Hampton by Hilton Panama participates 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 4,250 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has five hotels in Panama and a portfolio of 65 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers throughout Latin America. The company has plans to continue expanding throughout the region.

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.hamptonpanama.com or call +1 800 HAMPTON. Read more about Hampton Hotels at news.hampton.com.

About Hampton Hotels

The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is Hilton Worldwide's award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 188,000 rooms in 15 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast, and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand's signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com or more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.faceboook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,250 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 700,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.


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