Hilton’s upper-midscale Hampton brand has opened 24 new hotel properties, including the Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place, part of Hilton’s first tri-brand hotel, Hampton Inn by Hilton Astana Triumphal Arch, Hampton’s first property in Kazakhstan, and Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport, the brand’s first property in the Middle East and largest hotel in the portfolio.
“Our explosive growth in 2018 has put Hampton on pace to open more than 100 properties for the fourth consecutive year, and our strong global pipeline of more than 620 hotels indicates no signs of slowing down,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton, in a statement.
Hampton’s international footprint grew with eight new properties outside of the U.S. including China, Colombia, United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan. With five recent property openings in China, Hampton now has 50 hotels operating in the country, making Hampton the fastest-growing international hospitality brand pipeline in China.
In the Northeastern U.S., Hampton opened five new properties including Hampton Inn by Hilton Teaneck Glenpointe, a dual-brand property with Homewood Suites by Hilton, adding 190 rooms in the New Jersey area. Additionally, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/Media in Pennsylvania expanded the brand’s presence in this “surban” area just 12 miles south of Philadelphia.
Hampton opened five new hotels in the Midwestern U.S., including Hampton Inn by Hilton Sikeston in Missouri, situated within walking distance to the city’s historic downtown with many shops and restaurants, as well as the 100-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Brooklyn Park Minneapolis in Minnesota, located only seven miles from Downtown Minneapolis.
Additionally, the brand’s U.S. footprint expanded in the South with six openings across Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.