December 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Following the successful opening of its 2000th hotel in Bellevue, Washington and the brand’s 30th anniversary, Hampton Hotels announced the signing of a new hotel in Hawaii - the last U.S. state without a Hampton hotel to date. The signing of Hampton’s first location in Hawaii means the brand will offer more than 2,000 locations globally including across all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The 175-key Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is being developed by DeBartolo Development and is part of a new development called Ka Makana Ali‘i - The Center for West O‘ahu, a family-friendly, mixed-use gathering place for travelers and community members alike. Located conveniently in the West Oahu trade area, both the center and hotel expect to host a variety of travelers and residents seeking shopping, relaxation and entertainment. Ka Makana Ali‘i will feature a 1.4 million-square-foot regional shopping center with more than 150 new shops and restaurants, a cinema and LEED-certified office space.
"Hawaii has been a part of Hilton Worldwide’s history since the 1960s with the opening of the first Hilton Hawaiian Village tower," said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "As one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations, it is only fitting to expand Hampton Hotels to Hawaii, bringing a successful mid-priced product to the market."
Phase one of the Ka Makana Ali’i is expected to open in 2016, with the hotel breaking ground mid-2015.
"DeBartolo Development is very excited to welcome Hampton Inn & Suites to the growing roster of world-class tenants at Ka Makana Ali‘i," said Edward Kobel, President and Chief Operating Officer of DeBartolo Development. "The addition of a globally-recognized hotel brand to the West Oahu market will make it easier for kama‘aina and visitors alike to enjoy all the area has to offer, including the extensive shopping, dining and entertainment options at Ka Makana Ali‘i."
This latest announcement in the brand’s 30th year comes after the opening of Hampton’s 2000th hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle, during a special grand opening celebration on Thursday, December 11. The new 128-room hotel, owned by Palmetto Hospitality and managed by OTO Development hotel continues the longstanding Hampton tradition of providing guests with excellence in service and comfort backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
"This has been an exciting year for Hampton, having first celebrated 30 years as a brand, then opening our 2000th hotel, and now entering into the 50th U.S. state," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. "We’re excited to bring our friendly and authentic culture of Hamptonality to both business and leisure travelers visiting beautiful Oahu."
Hampton Hotels has been a source of constant innovation in hospitality, service, and value for guests and communities for over 30 years. Among these innovations is the recent Hampton plans to offer new locally-focused Hampton TREATS services in every Hampton location beginning in 2015. This new food and beverage concept is one of many ways that Hampton is expanding their industry-defining offerings for new locations nation-wide.
Hilton Worldwide currently operates six hotels and seven timeshare properties in Hawaii.
For more information, please visit http://news.hampton.com/ or www.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 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.
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.
Built on a legacy of more than six decades, the DeBartolo name is recognized as an icon in the real estate industry. Since our beginnings in 1944 when legendary entrepreneur Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. pioneered the first shopping mall concept and developed some of the most well-known and nationally-recognized shopping landmarks, our legacy has been synonymous with success. Continuing the family tradition with the same entrepreneurial spirit, Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr., former owner of the five-time Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers and his brother, Edward Kobel, have evolved DeBartolo Development into one of the largest private real estate investment and development companies in the country. Today, DeBartolo Development invests in real estate assets of all sizes and scopes, specializing in opportunistic acquisitions and market-driven, ground-up development of multifamily, hospitality, retail and mixed-use projects throughout the United States. DeBartolo Development combines experience, sound research and market foresight with institutional partnerships and strong lender and broker relationships to meet the unique challenges of today’s real estate environment. For more information about DeBartolo Development, please visit our Website at www.debartolodevelopment.com.
Ka Makana Ali‘i - The Center for West O‘ahu - is announcing ground breaking later this year in Kapolei with the first phase scheduled to open in 2016. Hawai‘i’s newest mall will feature more than 150 exciting shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, two hotels and LEED-certified office space. The 1.4 million-square-foot Macy’s-anchored project is located within minutes of Hawai‘i’s fastest growing communities and will serve as a central gathering place for all of West O‘ahu. A partnership between DeBartolo Development and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Ka Makana Ali‘i will financially support programs benefiting Native Hawaiian interests statewide for decades to come. For more information, please visit kamakanaalii.com.
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