Hampton continues record setting development pace

From: Hilton Hotels Corporation
Published: Mon Jun 25 2007

Hampton, the national brand of more than 1,400 mid-priced Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, opened 15 properties in May 2007, representing 937 new rooms. The new openings include five Hampton Inn hotels and ten Hampton Inn & Suites properties. All openings are franchised, newly constructed hotels.

"We remain on pace for a record-setting year of brand development," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton brand management. "With the opening of 15 Hampton hotels in May, we will be able to reach guests in regions all across the United States bringing them the value and friendly service they demand from a Hampton hotel."

"In May, we also continued to see growth from our Hampton Inn & Suites ( http://www.hamptoninn.com ) product which accounts for more than two thirds of our pipeline in 2007," Cordell added.

From a product development standpoint, Hampton recently announced it has achieved full implementation of its new bedding package, "Cloud Nine. The New Hampton Bed Experience ( http://www.hamptoninn.com ) ," which features a crisp, white duvet cover enveloping a plush 200-thread-count comforter, white sheets and the guest’s choice of down or foam jumbo size pillows. For consumers who would like to take their hotel room experience home with them, Hampton has a new program available online at www.hamptonhomecollection.com, where many of Hampton Hotels’ guestroom amenities are available for purchase.

The 15 new openings include hotels in Alaska, Utah, New York, Ohio, Texas, California, and Tennessee, and mean that a total of 937 rooms have been added to Hampton's portfolio of Inn and Suites Hotels.

About Hampton Hotels ( http://www.hamptoninn.com )

Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a mid-priced leader in the lodging segment. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT), the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America withcompany owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf Astoria Collection. The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known

and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable.

The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. Hilton Hotels Corporation’s sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team will extend through the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, and includes the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team(s) and the 2007 U.S. Pan-Am Team.For more information about our company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about our be hospitable philosophy, please visit www.behospitable.com.

Monica Gaston/Tori Roberson
Hampton Brand Communications
755 Crossover Lane
TN 38117
(901) 374 5534
Company: Hilton Hotels Corporation
Contact Name: Monica Gaston
Contact Email: enquiries@pr-sending.co.uk
Contact Phone: (901) 374 5534

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