MCLEAN, VA—The All Suites brands by Hilton continued to surpass their record for growth throughout the third and fourth quarters of 2017, averaging a new property opening every three days, ending the year with a footprint of 900 opened hotels and a combined pipeline of more than 550 pending locations. Opening more than 75 new hotels in the second half of the year, Hilton has expanded the All Suites footprint into locations ranging from Kapolei, HI, to Charleston, SC.
In the second half of the year, the brands opened more than 75 hotels, including Embassy Suites by Hilton Oahu Kapolei; Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA in New York; Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District; Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte/SouthPark in North Carolina; Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown in Alabama; and Home2 Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro in Tennessee.
In addition, the brands added to the pipeline with more than 173 new signed deals in 2017. Once these pending properties have opened, the All Suites’ footprint will extend throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
Embassy Suites is in the midst of two brand-wide refreshes designed to increase profitability and enhance the offerings at existing and new hotels, which includes the evolution of its F&B program. Additionally, another 45 hotels are expected to complete an atrium refresh. Between new openings and the nearly 110 hotels that will have completed an atrium refresh, by the end of 2019, more than 70% of Embassy Suites properties will have a modern interior that is less than six years old.
U.S. openings, international projects and a new prototype that allows for up to 80% studio suites propelled the brand to its 450th property opening at the end of 2017. There were also more than 190 legacy Homewood properties that completed a renovation through the brand’s “Take Flight” program.
Home2 opened its 200th hotel at the close of 2017. The brand is expected to open its 300th property by early 2019.
Collectively, the All Suites Brands are on pace to reach 1,000 opened hotels before the end of 2019.