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 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital 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 past 10 years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers at more than 2,430 properties with more than 250,000 rooms in 25 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast, and On The RunTM breakfast bags, 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, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. 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 the history of Hilton, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room 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 more than 285 hotels, and more than 430 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. 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