Homewood suites by Hilton Hotels celebrate opening of landmark 200th property

June 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Homewood Suites by Hilton, the national brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, prepares to celebrate the brand’s 200th hotels opening in Fort Collins, Colo. by hosting a brand-wide celebration themed “More than 200 places to call My Homewood” for more than 5,000 hotel staff and nearly 25,000 guests. The celebration will take place during the upscale brand’s signature Welcome Home Reception.

Homewood Suites has experienced a strong growth period since opening its first hotel in 1989, and views the opening of the 200th property as a major achievement for the brand as a leader in the extended stay hotel (http://www.homewoodsuites.com )market.

“This opening is at the core of the tremendous growth that Homewood Suites has experienced in recent years and solidifies its position as a leader in the extended stay industry,” remarked Rebecca Wyatt, senior vice president of brand management. “Homewood Suites has opened 25 percent of its entire collection of hotels in the last two years alone, and this is just the beginning, with the 200th outlining the foundation for an additional 120 properties that are currently in various stages of the development pipeline.”

The brand-wide celebration has been eagerly anticipated as a major source of pride and achievement throughout the brand on both the corporate and individual property level. Approximately 25 thousand Homewood Suites guests are expected to take part in the celebration of this landmark event and look toward the brand’s future goal of opening 40 hotels annually over the next 5 years.

Soon after opening Fort Collins, Colo., Homewood Suites plans to open yet another landmark hotel with its first property in Mexico this summer, located in Torreon, approximately 277 kilometers west of Saltillo in the state of Coahulia. This hotel symbolizes the international expansion of Homewood Suites, following the brand’s foray into Canada with developments in Ontario and Quebec. Homewood Suites plans to support these signature openings with several core brand-wide initiatives launched in 2007, including Suite Selection – a unique online interactive room reservation tool, and Mobile Learning – whereby the upscale brand will now be training employees through specially designed programs on video iPods in every property.

About Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 495,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, with 150,000 team members worldwide.

The company has a portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf Astoria Collection.

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Nancy Gearin
Hilton Brand Communications
Director Brand Marketing
Homewood Suites by Hilton
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