MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 24, 2003—Hampton, the national brand of more than 1,200 mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, today announced that it has been ranked as the No.1 mid-price hotel chain (without food & beverage) by the Business Travel News “Top U.S Hotel Chain Survey.”
The annual survey, which was published in the February 10, 2003 issue of Business Travel News, measures the opinions of corporate travel buyers and business travel agents. The buyers evaluate different aspects of the chains their companies and clients use for business travel. Respondents gave Hampton high marks for its corporate rate programs, physical appearance of its properties, quality of business centers and its relationship of price to value.
“We are thrilled to have reclaimed our number one position as the leader in the mid price category for this significant survey,” said Phil Cordell, senior vice president of brand management for Hampton Inn. “Our ranking shows that our guests appreciated our continued commitment to guest satisfaction in 2002, and that corporate travel buyers continue to view the Hampton brand as a leading product in our segment.”
Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a mid-priced leader in the lodging segment. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which 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®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.