Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s upper-midscale brand, opened nine new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas in Louisiana, Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson in North Carolina and the Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee in Illinois. Opened in time for summer travel season, several of the new hotels will welcome guests exploring the U.S. during the summer road trip, which remains the most popular vacation option among family travelers (64 percent), according to a survey by AAA.
In addition, the brand expanded its presence globally with new hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland.
“Hampton by Hilton has a strong track record of setting the bar high and delivering an outstanding guest experience backed by the Hampton Guarantee, an industry first that demonstrates our team’s continued commitment to new and returning guests,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement. “Travelers know that whether they are embarking on the great American road trip or globe-trotting to new destinations, every Hampton team member is dedicated to ensuring a warm, welcoming stay where guests can relax and recharge with intuitively designed guestrooms, modern amenities, and free, healthy, hot breakfast.”
The new properties include:
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas, La.: Built off I-49, along one of Louisiana’s byways, this hotel in historic Opelousas is positioned for guests exploring the state’s zydeco music history and Cajun food scene, and has close proximity to museums, dining experiences and entertainment.
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson, N.C.: A pit stop along the I-95 corridor, this pet-friendly hotel has a dog park next door and is located outside downtown Raleigh. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and covered pergola, as well as a fireplace for guests to enjoy on cooler summer nights.
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee, Ill.: Located between Chicago and St. Louis off I-57, and Illinois Route 50, guests can stay on-property to enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool and fitness center or take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to visit nearby restaurants and the Northfield Square Mall.
Hampton also grew its presence in Maryland, Kansas and Iowa with the addition of Hampton Inn by Hilton Cumberland, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Overland Park South and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Burlington, respectively.
In addition, the brand continued its worldwide expansion adding hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland with Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre East, Hampton by Hilton Blackpool and Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town, respectively. Europe remains a key market in the brand’s global growth strategy, with more hotels slated to open in countries such as France, Poland and Switzerland in 2018. The planned European properties are part of Hampton’s pipeline of more than 610 hotels, the largest in the brand’s history, with a range of locations from urban, downtown and beach locations to suburban business districts and tertiary destinations.