Travelers Can ``Hit the Road`` This Fall

Hampton(TM), the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn(R) and Hampton Inn & Suites(R) hotels, announced today its Hit the Road Rates(R) effective weekends through October 26, 2002.
During the Hampton Hit the Road(TM) promotional period, rates are an average of 10 percent less than standard published rates at participating Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, with most starting from $65 per room, per night for stays on Friday and Saturday nights.

“This fall, we believe most travelers will look for a vacation break by taking an easy weekend getaway or two,” said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president—brand marketing for Hampton. “We want to offer the convenience and comfort of a nice break with a reasonable hotel rate, and with almost 1,200 locations nationwide, there is likely to be a Hampton Inn near any type of weekend destination.”

To make reservations for Hit the Road Rates or to request information about any Hampton Inn or Hampton Inn & Suites hotel, travelers may access the brand`s web site at, call 1-800-HAMPTON (1-800-426-7866), or contact a professional travel agent.

The Hampton brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.