Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hampton Hotels Open Dual-Branded Property in Huntsville, Ala.

Milestone Property Represents First Home2 Suites and Hampton Joint Build Hotel Worldwide

MCLEAN, Va. - March 15, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Home2 Suites by Hilton, the award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand, today announced the opening of its first dual-branded property in collaboration with Hampton Hotels, the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced properties worldwide. Located in Huntsville, Ala., the hotel houses two distinct brands under one roof — the 77-suite Home2 Suites and a 98-room Hampton Inn & Suites — each catering to diverse market segments with enhanced amenities and offerings.

“Home2 Suites by Hilton’s dual-branded model is designed to maximize resources while minimizing costs for owners and developers,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton. “These cost savings allow two leading brands to give business and leisure travelers access to a value-conscious product and high-quality services in one convenient location where they want to stay.”

“Hampton Hotels is in the midst of an exciting growth period and this new dual-branded property is an indicator of what’s to come from us in the future,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “This type of project is an innovative way for us to open the door to travelers new to the Hampton brand, letting them experience our signature amenities including our free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and the clean and fresh Hampton bed®. We’re excited to see this hotel open as dual builds are a terrific way to streamline operating costs for our franchisees and ensure efficiencies across the board.”

Located at 7010 Unit #3, Governor’s West Drive in Huntsville, Ala., the four-story hotel complex features shared meeting spaces, pool facilities and a joint fitness center that can be enjoyed by all guests. The property services business travelers visiting Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing centers and retail corporations located in the area. Huntsville is also home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park, among other industries. The hotel also caters to tourists visiting the area’s many attractions, including the Huntsville Botanical Garden, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and the Alabama Constitution Village, among others.

Hilton Worldwide has selected premier hotel development/management services firm LBA Hospitality to serve as this project’s third-party manager. Beau Benton, LBA President says, “We are thrilled to be a key part of another Hilton Worldwide first; our General Manager Chrissy Wadsworth and her team are fully-prepared to provide our guests with ‘Southern hospitality’ at a great value.”

Home2 Suites currently operates 16 hotels with 14 under construction and a strong development pipeline of nearly 70 planned properties within the next eight years. For Hampton Hotels, the new property joins nearly 1,900 mid-priced properties worldwide and more than 80 domestic and international properties expected to open in 2013. Additionally, the new property is expected to bring 45-50 jobs to the Huntsville area.

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.home2suites.com, like Home2 Suites on Facebook and follow @Home2Suites on Twitter. For more information about Hampton Hotels visit www.hampton.com, www.hamptonoffers.com or http://news.hampton.com/.

About Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn.-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit http://news.home2suites.com. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/.

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, a 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. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for 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 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 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 3,900 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:

Home2 Suites by Hilton
Dana Gardner
901-374-6053
Dana.Gardner@hilton.com

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

rbb Public Relations
Julie Jimenez
+1-305-967-6678
Julie.Jimenez@rbbpr.com

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