Hilton Worldwide Opens First Dual-Brand Property in Downtown Richmond

Debut of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Continues Brands’ Growth in Urban Markets

March 24, 2016 // Franchising.com // RICHMOND, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Richmond - Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond – Downtown bringing a total of 244 new rooms to the heart of downtown Richmond. The opening demonstrates Hilton Worldwide’s ongoing urban expansion in the focused service and All-Suites sectors.

“This dual-branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites will continue our expanding footprint in downtown urban areas giving business and leisure travelers choices for their accommodation needs,” said Phil Cordell, global head, Focused Service and Hampton Brand Management, Hilton Worldwide. “Our value-added amenities deliver savings and quality that all potential guests seek.”  

Developed and owned by Shamin Hotels, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond - Downtown complement the city’s growing business center nearby Virginia’s largest convention center.** Gillian Clark serves as the general manager for both properties.

With both properties located at 700 East Main Street, they are centrally located and offer convenient access to the Virginia State Capitol, Federal Courthouse, Richmond Coliseum and Convention Center, and a multitude of restaurants, entertainment and shopping options. The hotel also overlooks the James River, and offers a rooftop lounge, restaurant, and event space to enjoy a panoramic view.

The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefitting both business and leisure travelers.  Guests at each property have access to the rooftop fitness center and heated rooftop pool. The hotel has two distinct lobbies offering two separate check-in desks and lodging/dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests.

Hampton by Hilton provides guests a fresh start to each day with On the House hot breakfast which includes eggs, oatmeal and waffles. In addition, the hotel provides Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday. Also, other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing and a fitness center. Each guestroom includes the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, HDTV, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker.  Inviting suites are also available, offering additional space and a comfortable sleeper sofa.

Homewood Suites by Hilton offers a combination of studio and one bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also afforded all the essentials they need for a comfortable and convenient stay – complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service***. The hotel also offers 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 225 people.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond - Downtown 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. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Richmond - Downtown or call +1 804 643 5400 or Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond - Downtown or call +1 804 643 2900. 

Read more at www.news.hampton.com  and www.news.homewoodsuites.com. 

* SOURCE: WTVR-TV

**SOURCE: Greater Richmond Convention Center

***Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Hampton by Hilton

An award-winning leader in the upper 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 2,108 properties totaling more than 210,000 rooms in 20 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 receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 385 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named "Top Upscale Extended-Stay" hotel by J.D. Power the last six years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes 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, Tru 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 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

SOURCE Hampton by Hilton

Contacts:

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Jeanine Karp
For Hilton Worldwide
+1 305 448 3754
jeanine.karp@rbbcommunications.com

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