December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va – Hampton Hotels today announced the opening of its 2,000th hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle. The new hotel continues the longstanding Hampton tradition of providing guests with a friendly and caring experience backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The 128-room hotel, owned by Palmetto Hospitality and managed by OTO Development, will mark the occasion with a special opening celebration on Thursday, December 11.
"We're thrilled to reach this important milestone of 2,000 hotels worldwide, representing how far Hampton has come over the course of 30 years and setting the stage for an even more impressive year ahead," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. "Following this exciting opening in Bellevue, which has become a major tech and business hub, we are continuing the momentum into 2015 and beyond with nearly 400 hotels and 40,000 rooms in the pipeline globally."
The five-story Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle is only minutes from Seattle and just 20 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Situated across Lake Washington and within walking distance of the hotel, guests can explore miles of nature trails, public parks and beaches. Business travelers visiting the area's booming technology industry can enjoy convenient access to the Maydenbauer Convention Center and many businesses including Microsoft, T-Mobile and Verizon. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary parking.
"We are very excited to bring the Hampton brand to Bellevue, a thriving business community and Seattle's largest suburb," said Corry Oakes, CEO and founder, OTO Development. "Both business and leisure travelers will enjoy our new hotel's close proximity to the many businesses, restaurants and shopping in downtown Bellevue."
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle joins the now 2,000 Hampton hotels worldwide in offering warm surroundings, thoughtful service, the latest technology and of course, the brand's signature culture of "Hamptonality," defined as the friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful way Hampton's team members go about making each guest experience memorable.
Throughout the brand's global expansion, Hampton Hotels has remained focused on finding innovative ways to provide thoughtful products and services that will enhance the guest experience, while providing value to owners. Over the past 30 years Hampton has introduced many industry-defining offerings such as the first complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and the new Hampton TREATS, a focused service food and beverage concept. These key factors, among others, have led to Hampton's steadfast growth to the 2,000th hotel milestone.
The opening of Hampton's 2,000th hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle, will be celebrated on December 11, 2014 with an invitation-only cocktail reception. The program will include remarks by Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, and Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide, and will culminate with a special surprise finale. In honor of the occasion, Hampton is also making a contribution to the local community by providing meals to those in need in collaboration with Food Lifeline, a member of Feeding America network.
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Note to editor: Photos from the 2,000th opening celebration will be available after the event upon request and will be available for download at http://news.hampton.com/.
Hampton Hotels, 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 195,000 rooms in 16 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer a friendly service culture, defined as Hamptonality, delivered by more than 50,000 Team Members and backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to business and leisure travelers alike. High quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton's On the House® hot breakfast, the latest technology and innovations like multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand's signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide. 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.
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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,250 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 700,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, 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®. Visit news.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.
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