Hampton Marks 1,900th Property with NYC Gala
Thursday May 9th, 2013 - 12:28AM BGP
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NEW YORK—Hilton Worldwide opened its 1,900th Hampton Inn here with Phil Cordell, global head, focused-service and Hampton brand management and Jim Holthouser, EVP/global brands, welcoming nearly 150 hospitality industry leaders and New York City VIPs for the grand opening of the Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations.
Hampton, which saw the opening of 22 new hotels with 2,134 new guestrooms in first quarter, also has a global pipeline of more than 60 properties slated to open by 2014.
Cordell commented on Hampton’s growing presence, saying, “Throughout our evolution, Hampton Hotels has remained focused on finding innovative ways to support our existing owners while attracting new groups to grow our portfolio. As we reach 1,900, we are thrilled about where we have been, but even more excited about the future of the brand.”
In addition to the new-build Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations—the eighth Hampton in Manhattan—three other Hampton properties are currently under construction here: the 81-room Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown-Financial District, the 300-room Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central and the 254-room Hampton Inn Brooklyn/Downtown.
Tags: • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.