Hampton Opens Eight Hotels During April/May 2002

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6, 2002—Hampton®, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, today announced that it opened eight Hampton hotels during April and May of 2002, including two hotels in California, further expanding the brand’s Western presence. The eight hotels add 618 new rooms, bringing the brand’s systemwide total to 120,050 rooms. The new openings, all of which are franchised properties, comprise six Hampton Inn hotels and two Hampton Inn & Suites hotels.
“The Western United States continues to offer a warm reception for the Hampton brand,” said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, brand management, Hampton. “In addition to opening both a Hampton Inn hotel and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in California, we experienced continued growth along the Eastern seaboard and in the Midwestern United States. As interest in hotel development continues to rise, the Hampton brand is well positioned to ride the crest of new growth.”

The following chart details the newly opened Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels opened in April and May of 2002:
Hampton Inn Hotels Open Date Number of Rooms
Columbus I-70 E/Hamilton Road, OH 4/5/02 79
Ukiah, CA 4/13/02 76
Ft. Chiswell/Max Meadows, VA 4/22/02 63
Seekonk, MA 4/30/02 91
Deadwood, SD 5/9/02 59
Bartlesville, OK 5/30/02 67
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels Open Date Number of Rooms
Vacaville, CA 5/15/02 83
Bluffton-Sun City, SC 5/30/02 100
Total Number of Hotels Added in April/May, 2002: 8
Total Number of Rooms Added in April/May, 2002: 618

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®, Conrad, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Harrison Conference Centers®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites® by Hilton