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Home2 Suites by Hilton® Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of First Hotel Opening

Brand Commemorates Year of Milestones with Announcement of New Corporate Partnership for its Your2Hands Charity Program

March 19, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Home2 Suites by Hilton, the mid-tier, all-suites, extended stay brand, is celebrating one year since opening its doors, and introducing guests to its innovative "hip and humble" approach for business and leisure travelers.  In its short history, Home2 Suites has become one of the leaders in the mid-tier extended stay segment with close to 68 percent customer loyalty for its seven hotels across the United States - one of the highest scores within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.  Currently, Home2 Suites has nine new hotels under construction, a strong development pipeline of more than 60 planned properties, and international expansion plans with its first Canada property signed and a Mexico property in the works.

"We are proud to call Home2 one of the brands leading the change in the mid-scale extended-stay segment," said Bill Duncan, Global Head of Home2 Suites brand. "Our strong development pipeline combined with a commitment to innovation and a reasonable price point for Hilton portfolio entry will put us in more places with the services and amenities guests are looking for."

Home2 Suites has been recognized by the industry for its innovative approach to the extended stay segment; noteworthy awards including four Travel Weekly Magellans.  Key Home2 brand elements include: multiple common areas and social spaces for guests like the Oasis and Go2Spot; sustainable practices including use of recycled flooring and carpet tiles, bulk bath amenities, dual flush toilets and ENERGY STAR appliances; unique multi-purpose public spaces such as the award-winning Spin2Cycle, a combination fitness/laundry facility; all-suite accommodations with kitchens and easy-to-move furniture; added-value amenities like complimentary continental breakfast and wireless internet access; and pet-friendly accommodations.

Home2 Suites also accomplished multiple milestones during its first year of opening including, the opening of its first silver LEED®-certified hotel in Lexington Park, Md., its first adaptive reuse property in Baltimore, Md., and a historic adaptive reuse location in San Antonio, Texas.  This month, the brand broke ground on its first dual build property, a joint venture with Hampton Inn & Suites in Huntsville, Ala. The 10th Home2 Suites hotel is expected to open by summer 2012.

To celebrate the anniversary, Home2 Suites also announces the expansion of its Your2 Hands community outreach initiative with the selection of the Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis, Tenn., a member of the Feeding America network, as its official corporate partner.  Your2 Hands has been an integral part of Home2 Suites since the brand's inception, and is executed on the local level at each property.  The initiative looks to help each hotel connect with the communities in which they are located on a deeper level, make the biggest impact and provide aid where it is most needed.

Throughout the year, Home2 Suites plans to unveil a variety of anniversary-themed initiatives.  To learn more about these promotions or the Home2 Suites brand, please visit www.home2suites.com, like Home2 Suites on Facebook, and follow @Home2Suites on Twitter.

Contact:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, 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 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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®.