Hampton Hotels Celebrates Brand's Milestone 2,000th Property in Bellevue, Washington with Extraordinary Event
More than 100 Industry and Community Leaders Gather for Event Unveiling the Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle
December 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // McLean, Va. and Bellevue, Wa., - Industry and community leaders gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle on Thursday, December 11, for a spectacular event celebrating the grand opening of Hampton Hotels' 2,000th hotel. The occasion included a dreamlike finale where acrobatic dancers, suspended and scaling down from the building, performed a unique choreographed dance created just for the celebration.
Photos of the event are available for download at http://news.hampton.com/Hampton2K, including:
- Remarks made by Hilton Worldwide's Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management and Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands; Corry Oakes, CEO and founder of the hotel's development company, OTO Development; and Claudia Balducci, Mayor of Bellevue,.
- Guests enjoying an interactive red carpet experience and locally-inspired cocktail hour.
- Hampton hotel team members sharing a special rally cheer, showcasing their culture of Hamptonality, a term that the brand uses to define its friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service.
- Finale performance of acrobatic dancers scaling down the side of the hotel in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the 2,000th milestone.
During his remarks, Cordell commented on Hampton's growing presence, "This has been a momentous year for the Hampton brand, from the signing of an exclusive agreement to expand the brand into China, with the first hotel expected to open by the end of 2015, the 25th anniversary of the 100% guarantee and a 30-year anniversary of the brand altogether. We're pleased to end the year with a huge growth story for Hampton - 2,000 hotels and counting."
Holthouser also remarked, "Hampton's innovation has always stood out amongst the Hilton Worldwide portfolio - it has consistently frequented Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® list. It's Hilton Worldwide's mission to be the preeminent global hospitality company. The leadership of Hampton Hotels as well as the brand's incredible franchisees continue to have an impact on the company being a top choice of guests, Team Members and owners alike."
Hampton additionally announced its commitment to the local community by donating 2,000 meals per day for 30 days in honor of the milestone and invited guests to pay it forward to their charities of choice using brand-sponsored GlobalGiving gift cards.
For more information about the 2,000th opening celebration, please visit http://news.hampton.com/. To join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, please use the hashtag #Hampton2K.
About Hampton Hotels
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 more than 2,000 properties totaling nearly 200,000 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.
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 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.