MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) innovative All Suites category and one of the fastest growing brands in the portfolio, gears up for another significant and impressive milestone, expected before the end of 2017: the opening of its 200th property. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Home2 has invited hotel journalists to predict which pending location will be the 200th opened hotel in the “Road to Home200” Challenge.
“Home2 Suites by Hilton is a source of pride within the Hilton portfolio, as we’ve tapped into a brand that truly fills a specific need in the marketplace, providing a great return for owners while delivering a personalized experience for guests,” said Adrian Kurre, global head of Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton. “Home2’s remarkable performance is a testament to our tireless team members, brand loyalists and devoted owners, and we’re excited to share this upcoming milestone with them, as well as our challenge participants.”
Participating in the “Road to Home200” Challenge are veteran hotel journalists Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy; Kerry Medina, Hotel Interactive; Kate Hughes, Lodging; David Eisen, Hotel Management; and long-time hotel industry writer and freelancer Bruce Serlen. Each will choose one hotel from a list of Home2 Suites by Hilton properties in the pipeline as a prediction of which will become the 200th Home2. Updates will be provided on the property openings for the duration of the challenge at news.home2suites.com.
Home2 Suites by Hilton was designed from the onset to have a lower cost per key and smaller footprint that requires less land, making it ideal for crowded urban spaces, and other competitive markets. Its streamlined construction model has allowed some properties to go from groundbreaking to opening in under a year, and enables a fast ramp-up process. The brand reached its 100th property milestone – with the opening of the Downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin in July 2016 – just five years after welcoming its first guest, and only one year after celebrating its 50th hotel opening.
The brand opened an impressive 29 properties in first half of the year and is showing no signs of slowing down. As of the close of the second quarter this year, Home2 Suites by Hilton has more than 150 properties open, with more than 350 in the pipeline. The “Road to Home200” Challenge will culminate sometime in the fourth quarter of this year or early 2018 with the opening of the milestone 200th Home2 property.
Visit news.home2suites.com for more information and ongoing updates on the “Road to Home200” Challenge, or follow us on social media using the challenge hashtag, #RoadtoHome200.
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 design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet-friendly environment. 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 Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Visit www.home2suites.com for additional information or www.home2franchise.com for franchising opportunities.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.