Hilton Worldwide’s Ever-Expanding Footprint in Louisville, KY Grows with Signing of Dual-Build Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton
New two-in-one hotel development underscores Louisville as a prime real estate market
MCLEAN, Va. - This week, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of the new dual-branded Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville East/Hurstbourne, adding to the 15 Hilton Worldwide properties currently located in the Louisville, Ky market. The 83-room Hampton Inn will be the tenth Hampton hotel property and the 74-room Home2 Suites by Hilton will be the first Home2 Suites brand property to the area, bringing a total of 157 new rooms. The property is scheduled to open in Q1 2017. In addition, Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites hotels are currently in development in downtown Louisville.
"Louisville is proving to be a robust business environment, and the new dual-brand hotel further establishes Hilton Worldwide's presence in this important market, " said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "The new Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites dual-build will offer a unique set of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike, while also providing operational efficiencies and cross-selling opportunities for the owner."
Hilton Worldwide's growth in Louisville reflects the competitive benefits and tax incentive programs for all types of businesses that consistently make Kentucky one of the lowest overall cost places of doing business in the eastern United States. In 2014, the city of Louisville was listed on America's Breakout Cities for 2014 by CNNMoney, one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Cities" by Entrepreneur.com, and was listed among Forbes' Best Places for Business. In addition, Louisville is home to five Fortune 500 headquarters and 17th Fortune 25 largest U.S. corporations, including: Ford Motor's 6,000-employee Fern Valley Road plant, GE Appliance and Lighting, Lexmark International, Louisville Slugger, UPS Worldport, Humana Inc., Yum Brands Inc., Papa John's International, Churchill Downs, Inc., and more.
Located at the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and Forest Bridge Road, the 4-story development is owned and managed by Kana Hotel Group, LLC. Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites Louisville East/Hurstbourne is situated in an incredible location near University of Louisville.
Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites Louisville East/Hurstbourne joins Hilton Worldwide's current portfolio of nearly 20 dual-branded hotels. The two hotels will still maintain their own brand identity, but will share the best amenities and services of both brands, such as an oversized indoor pool, fitness center, public restrooms, free Wi-Fi, laundry room, and employee break room. Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites Louisville East/Hurstbourne will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.
Currently in development, the seven-story, 304-suite Embassy Suites Downtown Louisville is located in a historic building, formerly Stewart's Department Store, on Fourth Street and within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center. A new build 162-room Hilton Garden Inn is also being constructed downtown on West Chestnut. Both are anticipated to open in Q1 of next year.
Read more about Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of brands at www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties with nearly one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last decade and one of the top five brands of the century, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,600 properties in 29 countries and territories. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in Hilton’s history, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guestroom configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites by Hilton offers complimentary breakfast selections; innovative and customizable guestroom designs; laundry and fitness areas; complimentary WiFi; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business centers; expansive community spaces; and pet-friendly environments. Home2 Suites by Hilton has 438 hotels with 428 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Visit www.home2suites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites for additional information, or here for franchising opportunities. Connect with Home2 Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.Download Article Photos