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Home2 Suites by Hilton® Commemorates Sixth Property Grand Opening Celebration in North Charleston, S.C.

Brand Announces Partnership with the Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity

January 13, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Home2 Suites by Hilton hosted the brand's sixth grand opening celebration at the North Charleston, South Carolina hotel today with an announcement of two charitable community partnerships, as well as a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception.  The hotel joins six other properties already officially open in Fayetteville, N.C., Layton, Utah, Baltimore, Md., West Valley City, Utah, San Antonio, Texas and Lexington Park, Md.

The property will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston S.C. as part of Home2 Suite's Your2 Hands community initiative.  Additionally, the hotel will donate $1,000, which will aid the organization in continuing its mission of providing temporary lodging and support for families of seriously ill children.  Hotel staff will also volunteer at various events with the Ronald McDonald House as part of the ongoing partnership. 

Habitat for Humanity will also receive $1,000 through LBA Hospitality's ongoing partnership with the organization.  Candy bars will be sold in the Home2 MKT, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity. 

"The Home2 Suites Your2 Hands program allows us to make a difference in the lives of the residents of this great community we now call home," said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton.  "By partnering with the Ronald McDonald House, we hope to aid those going through difficult times, and provide them with much needed support." 

To commemorate the grand opening, the property hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Home2 Suites executives.  The ceremony was followed by a reception at the property, where guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and participated in guided tours of the hotel.  The celebration also included a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony with LBA Hospitality executives and representatives of the benefiting charities. 

The four-story, 122-suite hotel is located at 3401 West Montague Ave., just three miles from Charleston International Airport.  The hotel began construction in March 2011and was completed in less than eight months, welcoming its first guests November 10, 2011 as part of a soft opening. The North Charleston property is the first Home2 Suites in South Carolina.

The North Charleston property features an outdoor saline swimming pool and a scenic walking trail that winds around the property.  The property includes 80 king studio suites, 30 queen studio suites and eight one-bedroom king suites.  The hotel also offers easy access to technology and bright, inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all properties, such as the Oasis lobby area, the in-room working wall and "Inspired Table" complimentary breakfast.

Home2 Suites by Hilton has nearly 60 properties in the development pipeline, with eight properties currently under active construction in Jacksonville, N.C.; D'Iberville, Miss.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oxford, Ala.; Columbus, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Jackson/Ridgeland, Miss.; and Frisco, Texas. Future properties are slated for many of the nation's major markets, including Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Denver. Home2 Suites is also approved for expansion into Canada and Mexico.

Contact:
Jennifer Hughes
Manager, Brand Public Relations
Home2 Suites by Hilton
+1 901 374 6053

Julie Jimenez
rbb Public Relations
+1 305 967 6678

About Home2 Suites by Hilton Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit http://www.home2suites.com/. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/.

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.