Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens Hotel in Downtown Huntsville, Alabama

Hotel Expands Extended Stay Offerings in the City Center

March 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Huntsville – Downtown, Alabama.

The four-story hotel is the seventh Homewood Suites property in the state of Alabama and is the second in the city of Huntsville. The hotel features 101-suites, and is owned by Huntsville Hotels III LLC, and managed by PHD Hotels, Inc. General Manager Vickie Thrower and Director of Sales Tamara Gunn have been in the hotel industry for a combined 68 years.

"As a hub for aerospace, science and technology industries, a center for military operations, and home of a leading tourist attraction, Huntsville's downtown area is a prime location for a Homewood Suites," said Vickie Thrower, general manager, Homewood Suites Huntsville – Downtown. "We look forward to providing guests with a home away from home experience when they visit the Rocket City."

Home to the 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal, one of the world's leading science and technology business parks, Cummings Research Park, and Alabama's top-paid tourist attraction, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville welcomes thousands of visitors annually.

The hotel, located at 714 Gallatin Street SW, is in the heart of downtown Huntsville, situated directly across from Huntsville Hospital and less than one mile from the Von Braun Civic Center and Propst Arena. Nearby attractions include the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Huntsville Museum of Art, the Early Works Museum and Huntsville Train Depot. Guests can also enjoy easy access to the local businesses, galleries, and restaurants in the downtown area.

Homewood Suites by Hilton provides travelers amenities and services that maximize their travel budget, including complimentary internet, daily full-hot breakfast and evening dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday*. In addition, Homewood Suites offers fully equipped kitchens, separate sleeping and living spaces, a complimentary grocery shopping service** and recreational options to stay active – all amenities that enable travelers to be at home and make life on the road more about life and less about the road.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Huntsville – Downtown participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates at more than 3,900 hotels worldwide.

Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and www.news.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 (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 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide

Contacts:

Vickie Thrower
Homewood Suites Huntsville – Downtown
+1 256 539 1445
vickie.thrower@hilton.com

Jennifer Hughes
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

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