Brand category reached 1,000th property milestone in 2018
MCLEAN, Va. – For the All Suites brands by Hilton, consisting of Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, 2018 was a successful year marked by growth domestically and abroad. All three brands achieved major milestones, including the opening of the category’s 30th Canadian property and 1,000th property overall.
The All Suites brands will continue their international expansion throughout 2019, with more than 25 properties in the pipeline throughout the Americas and Asia and more than 580 properties in the pipeline in total. All three brands are focused on growing their presence in Canada, with Homewood Suites by Hilton continuing its dedicated effort in Latin America and Embassy Suites by Hilton making forays in the Middle East.
Last year, the All Suites brands made significant headway in Canada, tapping into the country’s record-setting tourism boom. In addition to reaching 30 opened All Suites hotels, the stage has already been set for future growth as over 20 percent of all Hilton properties in the Canadian pipeline are in the All Suites category.
“The All Suites brands by Hilton had a banner year in 2018 thanks to the incredible support we received from both team members and owners,” said Dianna Vaughan, Global Head and Senior Vice President, All Suites brands by Hilton. “From the opening of the category’s 1,000th property and international expansion to taking part in unique projects like Hilton’s first tri-branded property and Home2 Suites by Hilton’s first modular build hotel, collaboration with our owners and teams was and will continue to be the secret to our success as we capitalize on opportunities this year.”
Brand Achievements and Upcoming Milestones
In addition to the All Suites brands collective accomplishments, each individual brand reached notable milestones in 2018, executing ambitious initiatives ranging from state-of-the-art construction techniques to operational enhancements.
Embassy Suites by Hilton:
- Embassy Suites by Hilton is in the midst of a brand renaissance as it adapts to meet the changing needs of today’s travelers. Last year, the brand successfully completed its 100th Atrium Refresh renovation, an innovative program aimed at driving new revenue opportunities and transforming Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature, open-air atriums into intimate social lobbies. As part of these design initiatives, the brand opened the 17th of its new dining concepts – E’Terie Bar & Grill, a fast-casual dining concept with a menu of light bites, and Brickstones Kitchen & Bar, a contemporary full-service restaurant.
Homewood Suites by Hilton:
- Last year, Homewood Suites by Hilton continued to grow its international footprint throughout the Americas with property openings in Mexico and Canada. In 2018, more than 50 hotels participated in the brand’s Take Flight design program to retrofit legacy properties with updated public spaces, bringing the total number of properties that have participated in the design initiative to more than 250. In addition to the shared space improvements, the suite portion of the Take Flight program will be completed by the end of 2020. Looking ahead to 2019, the brand is ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary and thirty years of being an extended-stay favorite amongst owners.
Home2 Suites by Hilton:
Home2 Suites by Hilton made major strides last year with 86 property openings throughout North America. Innovative development tactics played a key role in the brand’s growth strategy and reaching milestones such as the staging of Home2 Suites by Hilton’s first-ever modular build and the opening of Hilton’s first-ever tri-brand.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, the All Suites brands by Hilton continued to set the pace for the hospitality industry with creative development strategies and continued international growth, opening several new hotels including:
Embassy Suites by Hilton:
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Oceanfront Resort: This family-friendly resort in the nation’s oldest city is the brand’s fifth beachfront property.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota Hotel: Located in Sarasota’s cultural hub, the hotel is the perfect choice for travelers wanting to take in the city’s vibrant arts scene.
Homewood Suites by Hilton:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pleasant Hill Concord: The All Suites category’s 1,000th opening, this modern hotel is situated in the Bay Area offering easy access to freeways, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Napa Valley.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown: The All Suites brand’s 30th Canadian property, this dual-build hotel offers convenient access to Parliament Hill, the ByWard Market, Rideau Canal and Shaw Centre.
Home2 Suites by Hilton:
Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center: Ideally located within walking distance of the Las Vegas Strip and T-Mobile Arena, this is the brand’s first property in Las Vegas and the latest addition to its growing roster of urban properties.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South: Part of the brand’s Canadian expansion plans, this Alberta location is just 15 minutes away from Edmonton International Airport.
The All Suites brands by Hilton grew its pipeline in 2018 with 187 new signed deals across the globe, bringing the total combined pipeline to more than 580 pending hotels. Notable signed deals include Embassy by Hilton Makkah KAAR in Saudi Arabia, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Central I-35 and Home2 Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday – Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 253 hotels with 46 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in the history of Hilton, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room designs; laundry and fitness areas; complimentary WiFi; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business centers; expansive community spaces; and pet-friendly environments. Home2 Suites by Hilton has more than 285 hotels, and more than 430 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Visit www.home2suites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites for additional information, or here for franchising opportunities. Connect with Home2 Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.