Hampton Hotels Exhibits Continued Growth and Stability with 22 Property Openings in Q4 2012

Brand Rounds Out the Year with More Than 70 Combined Domestic and International Openings

MCLEAN, Va. - Jan. 22, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hampton Hotels (www.hampton.com), the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the results of an impressive fourth quarter, which marked the opening of 22 new properties and the addition of 2,437 new guestrooms. Collectively in 2012, 71 new properties opened their doors, bringing the brand’s guestroom count to more than 185,500 rooms globally.

“As we kick off the New Year, it is exciting to reflect on the significant growth and development our brand has seen in the last 12 months,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide. “Over the past year, Hampton expanded both domestically and internationally, and through a consistent approach to service and our unique brand personality of ‘Hamptonality,’ we also achieved numerous accolades, including the No. 1 ranking on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list for the third consecutive year and topping Travel Weekly’s Readers Choice Awards Survey for the eighth year in a row. These accomplishments are a wonderful reminder of the strength of our brand and loyalty of our franchise owners.”

Openings in the final three months of 2012 included 10 Hampton Inn, eight Hampton Inn & Suites and four Hampton by Hilton properties. Of note, the 90-room Hampton Inn by Hilton San Juan del Rio, Mexico marked the 16th property for the brand in Mexico. The 137-room Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol, which opened its doors in October, demonstrates the brand’s ability to combine its consistent, quality offerings with an innovative and locally inspired design. Highlighting Austin’s strong music culture and “eccentric elegance,” the hotel features a 10-foot rotating guitar in the lobby and a rooftop pool on the fifth floor, as well as 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. This November, the 109-room Hampton Inn Neptune/Wall in Neptune, New Jersey opened two weeks ahead of schedule to accommodate community members displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Team members from the property, which is located just 10 minutes from the Jersey Shore, also worked with a local vendor to provide a full sit-down Thanksgiving dinner for all guests at the property.

Additional highlights in 2012 include the opening of Hilton Worldwide and Hampton Hotels’ first dual-brand property in the U.K., Hampton by Hilton at St. George's Park/Burton Upon Trent. This hotel, along with the recently opened Hampton by Hilton York, is one of 10 Hampton by Hilton properties in the U.K., ahead of an additional 12 properties currently in development in the country.

Hampton expects to open nearly 90 domestic and international properties in 2013. For more information about Hampton Hotels and to access media assets, please visit the Hampton Global Media Center at http://news.hampton.com/. To make a reservation, please go to www.hampton.com.

Below is a full list of the 22 new Hampton properties opened during the Q4 2012:

             

Hampton Inn

   

Open Date

   

Number of Rooms

Hampton Inn Beeville, Beeville, TX

   

10/26/2012

    70

Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

    11/6/2012     120

Hampton Inn Oxford/Miami University Area, Oxford, OH

    11/15/2012     74

Hampton Inn Neptune/Wall, Neptune, NJ

    11/27/2012     109

Hampton Inn Morgan Hill, Morgan Hill, CA

    11/27/2012     107

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area, Iowa City, IA

    11/29/2012     93

Hampton Inn Limerick, Limerick, PA

    12/11/2012     95

Hampton Inn Brockport, Brockport, NY

    12/14/2012     76

Hampton Inn Haverhill, Haverhill, MA

    12/20/2012     126

Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach, FL

    12/20/2012     112
             
             
Hampton Inn & Suites    

Open Date

   

Number of Rooms

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol, Austin, TX

   

10/18/2012

    137

Hampton Inn & Suites Greensboro/Coliseum Area, Greensboro, NC

    10/24/2012     109

Hampton Inn & Suites I-35/Mulvane, Mulvane, KS

    10/30/2012     150

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/South, Columbia, MD

    11/16/2012     124

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Waterfront-West Homestead, Homestead, PA

    11/20/2012     113

Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala, Ocala, FL

    12/05/2012     101

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Downtown, Raleigh, NC

    12/10/2012     126

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/South-RidgeGate, Lone Tree, CO

    12/18/2012     106
             

 

             
Hampton by Hilton    

Open Date

   

Number of Rooms

Hampton by Hilton York, York, UK

    10/05/2012     119

Hampton Inn by Hilton San Juan del Rio, San Juan del Rio, Mexico

    10/10/2012     90

Hampton by Hilton London Luton Airport, Luton, UK

    11/27/2012     188

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto/Brampton, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    12/05/2012     92

About Hampton Hotels

The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment. With nearly 1,900 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 and personality, defined as "Hamptonality," supported by its 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 globally. For more information about Hampton Hotels, please visit www.hampton.com or http://news.hampton.com or connect with us at www.facebook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories 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 www.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.

Contacts:

John Walls
Hampton Hotels
+1 901 374 6383
john.walls@hilton.com

Samantha Jacobs
Finn Partners
+1 954 765 3636
Samantha.Jacobs@FinnPartners.com

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