Hampton brands in record expansion

Hampton has opened 15 properties in May 2007, representing
937 new rooms.The new openings include five Hampton Inn hotels and ten
Hampton Inn & Suites properties. All openings are franchised, newly
constructed hotels. 

“We remain on pace for a record-setting year of brand development,” said
Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton brand management. “With the
opening of 15 Hampton hotels in May, we will be able to reach guests in
regions all across the United States bringing them the value and friendly
service they demand from a Hampton hotel.”

“In May, we also continued to see growth from our Hampton Inn & Suites
product which accounts for more than two thirds of our pipeline in 2007,”
Cordell added.

From a product development standpoint, Hampton recently announced it has
achieved full implementation of its new bedding package, Cloud Nine. The
New Hampton Bed Experience, which features a crisp, white duvet cover
enveloping a plush 200-thread-count comforter, white sheets and the guest’s
choice of down or foam jumbo size pillows.  For consumers who would like to
take their hotel room experience home with them, Hampton has a new program
available online at www.hamptonhomecollection.com, where many of Hampton
Hotels guestroom amenities are available for purchase.

The 15 new openings include hotels in Alaska, Utah, New York, Ohio, Texas,
California, and Tennessee, and mean that a total of 937 rooms have been
added to Hampton’s portfolio of Inn and Suites Hotels.