Hampton by Hilton Opens Nine Properties in the U.S. and Abroad in Advance of Summer Travel Season
Several new hotels are located along the most popular U.S. road trip routes, while othrs expand Hampton’s presence in top European destinations
MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) upper-midscale brand and a longtime leader in the category, announced the opening of nine new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas in Louisiana, Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson in North Carolina, and Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee in Illinois. Opened in time for summer travel season, several of the new hotels will welcome guests exploring the U.S. during the classic summer road trip, which remains the most popular vacation option among family travelers (64%) according to a survey by AAA.
In addition, the brand expanded its presence globally with new hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Poland. These openings complement traveler demand for thoughtful service and value-driven accommodations and are part of the tremendous growth of Hampton by Hilton, with more than 2,345 properties in 21 countries and regions, reinforcing the brand’s position as the leader in the upper-midscale category and its reputation as a global brand that is everywhere travelers want and need to be.
“Hampton by Hilton has a strong track record of setting the bar high and delivering an outstanding guest experience backed by the Hampton Guarantee, an industry first that demonstrates our team’s continued commitment to new and returning guests,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton. “Travelers know that whether they are embarking on the great American road trip or globe-trotting to new destinations, every Hampton team member is dedicated to ensuring a warm, welcoming stay where guests can relax and recharge with intuitively designed guestrooms, modern amenities, and free, healthy, hot breakfast.”
Spotlight Property Openings:
In the past month, the brand welcomed several new properties perfect for summer road trippers, including:
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas, Louisiana:
Built off I-49, along one of Louisiana’s scenic byways, this hotel in historic Opelousas is the perfect stop when exploring the state’s Zydeco music history and Cajun food scene with close proximity to museums, authentic dining experiences and unique entertainment.
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson, North Carolina:
An ideal pit stop along the I-95 corridor, this pet-friendly hotel with a dog park next door, is located just outside Downtown Raleigh, and offers an outdoor pool and covered pergola with a relaxing fireplace for guests to enjoy on cooler summer nights.
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee, Illinois:
Located between Chicago and St. Louis off I-57 and Illinois Route 50, guests can stay on-property to enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool and fitness center or take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to visit nearby restaurants and the Northfield Square Mall.
Hampton also grew its presence in Maryland, Kansas, and Iowa with the addition of Hampton Inn by Hilton Cumberland, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Overland Park South, and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Burlington, respectively.
In addition, the brand continued its worldwide expansion adding hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland with Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre East, Hampton by Hilton Blackpool and Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town, respectively. Europe remains a key market in the brand’s global growth strategy, with more hotels slated to open in countries such as France, Poland and Switzerland in 2018. The planned European properties are part of Hampton’s robust pipeline of more than 610 hotels, the largest in the brand’s history, with a range of locations from urban, downtown and beach locations to suburban business districts and tertiary destinations.
Travelers getting ready to hit the road this summer can take advantage of Hampton’s Weekend Getaway Package. Explore any of the new properties with the added benefit of a $10 credit to spend in the on-property retail shop, late check-out and premium Wi-Fi.
Every guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast; On the Run™ breakfast bags*; 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 May 22, 2018 through June 13, 2018.
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 2,500 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, free hot breakfast with healthful options, and On The Run™ breakfast bags. 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.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 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 108 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy 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.Download Article Photos