April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement with PK Partners to develop the 125-room Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/Keystone. Hampton Hotels is Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The five-story hotel will be located at 8980 River Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis, Ind., is owned by PK Partners and will be operated by Schahet Hotels, Inc.
“Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth as one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “Hampton Hotels is the ideal mid-market brand for developers and consumers alike, and we look forward to introducing the brand’s culture of ‘Hamptonality’ to the city’s most prestigious area.”
Located in the heart of Keystone at the Crossing, adjacent to the River North at Keystone, Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/Keystone will be part of a mixed-use development and within walking distance to the Fashion Mall at Keystone.
"We are excited to break ground later this year and look forward to bringing a proven Hilton Worldwide brand to Keystone in 2016," said Wes Podell, senior vice president, development, PK Partners. "With complimentary Wi-Fi, private terraces in select guest rooms, and walkability to surrounding restaurants, shops, offices and trails, we know this hotel is a great fit for business and leisure travelers.”
"We're thrilled to be working with PK Partners on this exciting new project as the Hampton brand is a great fit for the Keystone at the Crossing area,” said Greg J. Schahet, president and CFO, Schahet Hotels. “We look forward to serving businesses and visitors at this new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel."
The hotel will offer amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, an 800 square foot meeting space that can accommodate up to 50 people and a fitness center. The new hotel will feature Hampton’s Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel’s design will feature an architecturally enhanced exterior and other elements intended to integrate the property into the surrounding upscale mixed-use development. Additionally, the hotel will feature TREATS, Hampton’s new food and beverage shop filled with snacks, toiletries, local merchandise and drinks for purchase.
Guestrooms will be equipped with the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton bed®, 42” LCD TV, microwave and coffeemaker. Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/Keystone will offer pet-friendly rooms and inviting suites, providing guests additional space and a comfortable sleeper sofa.
Hampton team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service and anticipation of guests’ needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property’s connection and support to its own community.
“For more than 30 years, the Hampton Hotels brand name has become synonymous with friendly service and great value, both of which are fundamental to the growth of the brand and its modern aesthetic appeals to today's traveler,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “The future is bright for Hampton Hotels and all who join our growing family of 2,000 hotels and counting.”
As members of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Hampton Inn and Suites Indianapolis/Keystone will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn both Points and Miles on the same stay and no blackout dates on reward stays. In addition, HHonors members can use Points to purchase unique experience rewards, premium merchandise, make charitable contributions and more.
Read more about Hampton Hotels at www.hampton.com and www.news.hampton.com.
An award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton Hotels, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,000 properties totaling nearly 200,000 rooms in 16 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500® list for the fourth time in the past five years, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. For more information about Hampton Hotels, visit www.hampton.com or http://news.hampton.com.
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 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection 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 facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
PK Partners is a privately held real estate development and investment company focused on developing, owning and operating first-class retail, office and mixed-use properties in the Indianapolis, IN area. In addition to real estate, other investments include Late Harvest Kitchen and The North End BBQ. For information about PK Partners, visit www.pkpartners.com.
Schahet Hotels is a Hotel Management and Hotel Development company that operates hotel properties in central Indiana and upstate New York. Beyond focusing on 100% satisfaction from all guests who stay at a Schahet property, we also have taken steps to better our hotel work atmosphere, environmental footprint and community involvement. For information about Schahet Hotels, visit www.schahethotels.com.
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