Hampton by Hilton Begins 2018 Welcoming Seven New Properties; Announces More Than 580 Hotels in the Global Pipeline
New development follows an impressive 139 openings in 2017 for the leading upper-midscale brand
MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton by Hilton, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) upper-midscale brand, celebrated the start of 2018 with the addition of seven new hotels to its portfolio of more than 2,330 properties worldwide, including Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Knightdale Raleigh and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Sacramento at CSUS. In 2017, the brand opened an average of two hotels per week globally and eclipsed the 100 new hotel milestone for the 3rd consecutive year. Hampton also grew its overall global pipeline to include more than 580 planned hotels, a 17.7 percent year-over-year increase1.
"Following a strong year, we are building upon that momentum by capitalizing on the demand for upper-midscale hotels around the world," said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton. "Hampton remains the category killer. It's truly everywhere our guests want and need to be. Pairing that accessibility with our longstanding commitment to guest satisfaction, makes Hampton the ideal choice for travelers."
Spotlight Property Openings:
The brand welcomed several new U.S. properties in the past two months, including:
- Only 10 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, guests will appreciate the hotel's close proximity to Knightdale Station Park and Midtown Commons, offering easy access to some of the best department stores and dining options in the area.
- Nature enthusiasts can take advantage of the hotel's location near many parks, trails and outdoor attractions including Pope Strawberry Farm, enabling them to explore Knightdale with ease.
- Situated near downtown Sacramento and next door to Sacramento State University, the hotel is conveniently located near Sacramento's Regional Transit stop, offering guests access to light rail and bus transportation.
- Guests can enjoy many of Sacramento's local attractions including the Sacramento Zoo, the California State Capitol Building, and the shopping, dining and historical landmarks of Old Sacramento.
Hampton also grew its presence in North Carolina, Kansas, Massachusetts and Missouri with Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Forest City, Hampton Inn by Hilton Wichita Northwest, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Boston/Waltham and Hampton Inn by Hilton Kirksville, respectively. Additionally, the brand continued its global expansion with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Qingyuan Qingxin District in China. Overall, Hampton is expected to open nearly 50 additional hotels in China this year.
Whether traveling to visit family for the holidays or turning a business trip into an impromptu escape, Hampton's offerings make for a seamless travel experience with spacious rooms and added-value amenities. Every guest will enjoy the brand's signature free, hot breakfast; On the RunTM breakfast bags2; and free Wi-Fi in every room. Digital key access is also available at select properties. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with each Hampton hotel offering complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton Guarantee®.
Hampton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money, and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases at Amazon.com with Amazon Shop with Points.
* Release includes Hampton openings from December 27, 2017 through February 21, 2018.
1 Figures as of 12/31/2017
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 2,450 properties with more than 254,000 rooms in 27 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.Download Article Photos