Homewood Suites By Hilton Named Official Host Hotel For 2013 Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour

June 27, 2013 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, VA – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, is partnering with Ball Up, a premier streetball company, as the official host hotel for the 2013 Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour. During each stop of the league’s tour, which features the top street basketball stars from across the nation, players will stay at the local Homewood Suites. The Homewood Suites Kansas City Airport hotel was the first property within the brand to host the tour during its kickoff June 22 game.

“Homewood Suites places a strong emphasis on identifying with our guests to not only provide them with the amenities and services that make them feel at home, but to also tap into their personal interests. The partnership with Ball Up provides us that opportunity, and we hope to build off that excitement at each hotel, inviting new guests to stay at Homewood Suites,” said Christian Kuhn, vice president of marketing, Homewood Suites by Hilton.

During the three month tour, players will visit a total of nine cities. Homewood Suites will serve as their home away from home, as players can enjoy a multitude of services that will help maintain their normal routines. In addition to all suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, amenities available to players include a full, hot daily breakfast; complimentary WiFi; evening dinner and drinks* (M-Th); and access to a free “grocery shopping” program**.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Homewood Suites by Hilton. We have had the privilege of staying at Homewood Suites properties and they have been nothing short of amazing to our team in each and every city. From the great hospitality to the amazing accommodations, Homewood Suites always goes above and beyond for us, helping the team to be at the top of their game,” said Ball Up CEO, Demetrius Spencer.

Ball Up’s innovative spin on the game of streetball has redefined the sport by bringing some of the top, untapped talent to basketball courts across the world along with big name stars that have graced the NBA hardwood as well. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York, the team kicked off an exciting series of action-packed games on June 22, in Kansas City, MO and will wrap up with a championship game in conjunction with TD Jake's Megafest festival in Dallas, TX on August 31. The full tour schedule is available at www.ballup.com.

For more information about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuitesmediacenter.com, and www.homewoodsuites.com.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton™

Homewood Suites by Hilton is an upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 300 hotels open in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Voted “Top Extended-Stay” hotel by J.D. Power and Associates, Homewood Suites by Hilton is the first choice for guests seeking comfortable, home-like accommodations when traveling for an extended stay. Beyond its spacious suites, which feature separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators, additional value-driven amenities include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast, and healthy, delicious evening meals with drinks every Monday-Thursday. The brand is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information, please visit www.homewoodsuites.com.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

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 640,000 rooms in 91 countries 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.

About Ball Up, LLC

Founded in 2009, Ball Up is the leading streetball tour in the nation, featuring the Ball Up All-Stars which include many of the most celebrated and talented streetball players from around the country. Through its debut of the 2011 Ball Up Season on Fox Sports Net nationwide and tours that span the globe, Ball Up provides the ultimate streetball experience for both fans courtside and viewers at home. For more information, please visit www.ballup.com.

SOURCE Homewood Suites by Hilton

Contact:

Jennifer Q. Hughes
Homewood Suites Brand Communications
+1 901 374 6518
Jennifer.Hughes@Hilton.com

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