First Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel to Open in the Cleveland Area

CLEVELAND, June 25, 2002 – Homewood Suites* by Hilton, the national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of the 86-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Cleveland/Solon, Ohio. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Solon is owned by Solon Hotel II, LLC and managed by Essex Partners, Inc. The newly constructed hotel represents another addition to the Homewood Suites by Hilton growing roster of more than 100 hotels. The need for upscale hotels that cater to guests staying consecutive nights in the Solon area greatly exceeds the available supply, said Robyn Perfetto, hotel general manager. Our new facility has been created specifically to meet the needs of travelers who stay at the hotel for an extended amount of time and who may require specialized services and amenities, such as an evening manager's reception and a complimentary grocery shopping service by the hotel.
Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels have a home-like atmosphere that appeals to business travelers who stay for more than a few nights, as well as families vacationing with children and weekend travelers seeking a get-away retreat, added Perfetto.

Located within the Solon Business District at 6085 Enterprise Parkway, the four-story hotel offers residential-style studio, one-and-two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. Attractive guest amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet in the hotel's hospitality center- called the Lodge, an evening manager's reception Monday through Thursday with a complimentary light meal and beverages*, a 24-hour executive business center, exercise facilities and a 24-hour Suite
Shop* convenience store.
Additional hotel amenities include an indoor pool, DVD players, executive business center and 954 square feet of meeting space. Each suite of the hotel has a fully equipped kitchen, featuring a microwave oven, full-size refrigerator, twin-burner stove, dishwasher and all the necessary pots, pans and utensils. Suites also contain a remote-controlled television, an iron/ironing board, and two telephones with dual lines and high-speed Internet data ports. Homewood Suites by Hilton backs its quality and value with its 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which states if guests are not satisfied with their
stay, then that night's stay is free. Members of the Hilton HHonors*
program can earn Points & Miles(tm) for the same stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Solon. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip® by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with the same stay.

Homewood Suites by Hilton is a 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*, Hilton Garden Inn* and Homewood Suites* by Hilton.