Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Tampa Downtown Channel District
Located steps away from the Tampa Convention Center, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton together welcome guests visiting Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. And MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District, bringing a total of 213 new rooms to the downtown Tampa area. The dual-brand hotel adds even more flexible options for guests visiting Tampa, which experienced an all-time record year for tourism revenue in 2018.*
“Tampa’s family-oriented and rapidly expanding tourism industry makes it an outstanding location to further expand our industry-leading dual-brand concept in Florida,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service category, Hilton. “With larger communal areas, more room choices and close proximity to the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa International Airport, this versatile property offers travelers convenience to get the most out of their stay without compromising on location, cost or amenities.”
Developed and managed by Tampa-based Liberty Group, Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton are both located at 1155 East Kennedy Blvd. This property is just steps from the Tampa Convention Center, the Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, Water Street, USF College of Medicine and Port Tampa Bay.
“The development of this new mixed-use project in Downtown Tampa is a product of the tremendous growth the area has witnessed over the past few years,” says Punit Shah, chief executive officer, Liberty Group. “Tampa continues to establish itself as a world-class city, and our urban core offers diverse demand generators that create the ideal location for both the Hampton by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton brands.”
The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has two distinct dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – as well as a shared 24-hour business center, fitness center and outdoor rooftop pool overlooking downtown Tampa for guests to unwind. The hotel also offers flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 150 people as well as a retail Starbucks Coffee.
Every Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run™ breakfast bags; and free WiFi in every room. The property features a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a fitness center, and HDTV, a refrigerator and coffeemaker in each guestroom. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District offers all-suite accommodations with fully accessorized kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests the flexibility to customize their suite to their style and preference. The hotel also features complimentary internet, inviting communal spaces and the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District is pet-friendly.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District are part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. 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 and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District, or call +1 813 525 9900 for Hampton by Hilton, or visit Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District or call +1 813 525 9900 for Home2 Suites by Hilton.
*SOURCE: Tampa Bay Business Journal
About The Liberty Group
Established over three decades ago, Liberty Group is a vertically integrated hotel investment, development, and management company with a proven entrepreneurial approach to institutional-quality hospitality investment. Liberty Group is an approved owner, operator, and developer for premier brands including Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, and Starbucks Coffee. Liberty Group's proactive and holistic approach of continually evaluating asset performance, operations, market share, value, and capital structure allows the company to optimize stakeholder returns through clear and concise investment objectives. With over $525,000,000 in historical investments including more than 57 hotels representing 5,125 hotel rooms throughout the United States, the Liberty Group team has established a reputation for integrity, transparency, and sound fundamentals created around its core competencies.
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.
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 offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; 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 384 hotels with 435 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