Hampton Hotels Continues Momentum with 22 Openings in Q1 2013

Brand Growth Includes Two New Properties in Colombia and First Dual-Branded Hampton Inn & Suites/Home2Suites in Huntsville, Alabama

MCLEAN, Va. - April 18,2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hampton Hotels, the international brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the results of a strong first quarter, with the opening of 22 new properties and the addition of 2,134 new guestrooms. This follows a strong 2012, which saw more than 70 new hotel openings and numerous accolades for the brand, including being named the top franchise for the third year in a row in Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® and Travel Weekly’s 2012 mid-priced hotel chain Reader’s Choice Awards winner for the fifth year in a row. Collectively in 2013, nearly 90 new properties are expected to open, adding to the brand’s current guestroom count of more than 186,000 rooms globally.

“Capping 2012 with 70-plus openings, we look forward to a sustained period of growth in 2013 with nearly 90 new Hampton Hotel properties,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “We plan to continue aggressively recruiting new franchise owners and forge ahead in desirable and emerging markets.”

Openings in the first three months of 2013 included ten Hampton Inn, ten Hampton Inn & Suites and two Hampton by Hilton properties. Most notably, two hotels in Colombia opened during the first quarter, supporting the brand’s growth strategy in emerging markets such as South America. The 125-room Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla, which is centrally located near Puerto Colombia’s white-sand beaches and the Buenavista shopping mall, opened in February. The 135-room Hampton by Hilton Cartagena, set in the bustling Bocagrande district, opened in March. Both hotels are already attracting leisure and business travelers, showcasing Hampton by Hilton’s signature brand offerings including a free hot breakfast, a Clean and Fresh Hampton bed™ and free Wi-Fi.

In Q1 2013, Hampton Hotels opened domestic properties in Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas. For the first time, two Hilton Worldwide brands, Hampton Inn & Suites and Home2 Suites, partnered for a combined property in Huntsville, Alabama. The 175-room property – which features shared meeting and function space, pool facilities, fitness centers and other amenities – includes 98 Hampton Inn & Suites guestrooms.

For more information about Hampton Hotels and media assets, please access the Hampton Global Media Center at http://news.hampton.com/. To make a reservation, please visit www.hampton.com.

Below is a full list of the 22 new Hampton Hotels properties that opened in Q1 2013:

             
Hampton Inn     Open Date     Number of Rooms

Hampton Inn Magnolia, Magnolia, AR

    1/15/2013     68

Hampton Inn Cleveland, Cleveland, TN

    1/31/2013     97

Hampton Inn Thomson, Thomson, GA

    2/1/2013     88

Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning,
Columbus-South/Ft. Benning, GA

    2/5/2013     102

Hampton Inn Spearfish, Spearfish, SD

    2/11/2013     60

Hampton Inn Austin/Oak Hill, Austin/Oak Hill, TX

    2/14/2013     106

Hampton Inn Chickasha, Chickasha, OK

    2/14/2013     63

Hampton Inn Belton, Belton, MO

    2/20/2013     80

Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations, New York, NY

    2/27/2013     148

Hampton Inn Uvalde, Uvalde, TX

    3/12/2013     75
             
             

Hampton Inn & Suites

    Open Date     Number of Rooms

Hampton Inn & Suites DuPont , DuPont, WA

    1/3/2013     115

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley,

    1/4/2013     136

Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham, Effingham, IL

    1/11/2013     92

Hampton Inn & Suites Minot, Minot/Airport, ND

    1/21/2013     86

Hampton Inn & Suites Prattville, Prattville, AL

    1/31/2013     101

Hampton Inn & Suites Tifton, Tifton, GA

    2/5/2013     96

Hampton Inn & Suites Hope, Hope, AR

    3/6/2013     70

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area,
Huntsville/Research Park Area, AL

    3/14/2013     98

Hampton Inn & Suites Mansfield, Mansfield, PA

    3/14/2013     83

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar,
Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar, FL

    3/22/2013     110
             

 

             
Hampton by Hilton    

Open Date

   

Number of Rooms

Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla, Barranquilla, Colombia

    2/5/2013     125

Hampton by Hilton Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

    3/19/2013     135
           

Hampton Hotels

The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 186,000 rooms in 12 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, 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 worldwide, 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 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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