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New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Ocala

101-room property brings Hamptonality to Florida

December 06, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.

OCALA, Fla. - Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala located at 3601 SW 38th Avenue.  

"Hampton combines quality, innovation, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making it the brand of choice in the marketplace today," said Fern Hildreth, general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala. "Quality accommodations and amenities combined with proactive, friendly service from our team members - all backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee - make us highly competitive in the Ocala area."  

The Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala is owned by Neil Luton and operated by Summit Management. It is the second Hampton property in Ocala, ahead of 19 more Hampton hotels slated to be opened in Florida and more than 250 Hampton properties in the pipeline in the U.S.  

Located just off I-75, the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala is just minutes from the College of Central Florida and the historic Downtown Square, known for its fine dining and boutiques. The hotel is also located near a variety of activities that business or leisure travelers can enjoy, such as horseback riding or touring area horse farms of famous Derby winners in 'The Horse Capital of the World,' golfing or visiting nearby Silver Springs. As a gateway city, Ocala also offers easy access to popular Florida attractions, including Walt Disney World, the Daytona 500 and Gator Nation Football Frenzies.  

The hotel features amenities such as free, hot breakfast, Hampton's signature Perfect Mix Lobby, business center, meeting space, a mfuodern fitness center as well as a heated outdoor pool. All guestrooms are equipped with the Clean and Fresh Hampton bedTM, free high-speed internet access, microwave, refrigerator, lap desk and HDTV. All guestroom suites additionally include a sleeper sofa, bar sink and more spacious work area.  

Hampton Hotels is distinguished by its unique culture of hospitality - called "Hamptonality."  This term describes each hotel's approach to friendly customer service, anticipating 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 art work, highlighting each property's connection and support to its own community. The Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala also features original artwork crafted by local Ocala-area artists throughout the hotel.  

The hotel will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 12, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.  

To find out more information about the Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala or to make a reservation, please visit the hotel's website here or, or call 1-352-867-0300.  

Fern Hildreth
General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala

John Walls
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, Hampton Hotels
901 374 6383

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