Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton to Arrive in Minneapolis
University area hotel will open doors in the summer of 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement with Minneapolis Hotel Ventures and Kaeding Development Group & Prospect Park Development Company to build the 117-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - University, joining the Hampton by Hilton portfolio of more than 2,050 mid-priced Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The 5-story building will be located at 2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis and will be managed by Kaeding Management Group.
Located near the University of Minnesota, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - University will provide an upper midscale, focused service option to those visiting the university, and area businesses and attractions.
"Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest and most rapidly expanding hospitality companies in the world, and we are excited to continue that expansion in the Twin Cities," said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "We look forward to welcoming families visiting their children at the University of Minnesota, business travelers and leisure travelers alike in the Golden Gopher community."
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - University will offer amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a boardroom-style meeting space, pool, fitness center and full-service bar. The hotel will also provide free On the House hot breakfast as well as Hampton's On the RunTM breakfast bags, available Monday through Friday for those on the go.
The new hotel will feature Hampton's signature Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. Additionally, the hotel will feature TREATS, a new food and beverage shop filled with snacks, toiletries, local merchandise and drinks for purchase.
Guestrooms will be equipped with the brand's signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, LCD TV, microwave, fridge and coffeemaker.
"This location near downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campus will be truly unique," said the team at Minneapolis Hotel Ventures. "Together with the Hampton by Hilton brand and Hilton Worldwide, we've created the basis for a comfortable, modern and service-driven hotel."
Hampton by Hilton team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel's approach to friendly customer service and anticipation of 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 artwork, highlighting each property's connection and support to its own community.
"We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our newest location in Minneapolis, a hotel further demonstrating our growth in urban markets around the world," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. "Hampton by Hilton is the ideal brand for business and leisure travelers looking for a quality experience with close proximity to many of the city's attractions."
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - University will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
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 30 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 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 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. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 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.