November 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement with Minneapolis Hotel Ventures and Kaeding Development Group & Prospect Park Development Company to build the 117-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – University, joining the Hampton by Hilton portfolio of more than 2,050 mid-priced Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The 5-story building will be located at 2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis and will be managed by Kaeding Management Group.
Located near the University of Minnesota, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – University will provide an upper midscale, focused service option to those visiting the university, and area businesses and attractions.
“Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest and most rapidly expanding hospitality companies in the world, and we are excited to continue that expansion in the Twin Cities,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development – Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to welcoming families visiting their children at the University of Minnesota, business travelers and leisure travelers alike in the Golden Gopher community.”
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – University will offer amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a boardroom-style meeting space, pool, fitness center and full-service bar. The hotel will also provide free On the House hot breakfast as well as Hampton’s On the Run™ breakfast bags, available Monday through Friday for those on the go.
The new hotel will feature Hampton’s signature Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. Additionally, the hotel will feature TREATS, a 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®, LCD TV, microwave, fridge and coffeemaker.
“This location near downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campus will be truly unique,” said the team at Minneapolis Hotel Ventures. “Together with the Hampton by Hilton brand and Hilton Worldwide, we’ve created the basis for a comfortable, modern and service-driven hotel.”
Hampton by Hilton 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.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our newest location in Minneapolis, a hotel further demonstrating our growth in urban markets around the world,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “Hampton by Hilton is the ideal brand for business and leisure travelers looking for a quality experience with close proximity to many of the city’s attractions.”
Hampton Inn & Suites - University will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
Read more about Hampton by Hilton at www.hampton.com and www.news.hampton.com.
An award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with 2,080 properties totaling more than 207,000 rooms in 17 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 by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or 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 96 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 4,500 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 745,000 rooms in 97 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 by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. 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.
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