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Hampton Hotels Invites Consumers to 'Feel the Hamptonality'

New Advertising Campaign Highlights Company Culture, Product Innovation and Guest Experience

March 29, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Today Hampton Hotels officially launches a new advertising campaign, "Feel the Hamptonality," which shines a light on the brand's unique and delightful internal culture and innovative product.  Coined in 2004, "Hamptonality" is a term that the brand uses to define the proactive, friendly service that Hampton hotel team members offer guests daily, aligning with the product and amenities at the hotels.

"Each member of the Hampton team is committed to anticipating and fulfilling guests' needs.  We are proud that our employees go above and beyond each day and we wanted to capture the feeling our guests experience when enjoying all aspects of our hotels in our new campaign," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president of Global Marketing for Hampton Hotels.

With a signature offering that includes a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee; free, hot breakfast; free high-speed internet access and the Clean & Fresh Hampton Bed®, Hampton is continually improving its product offering to meet and exceed the needs of all guests.  But what really distinguishes Hampton from its competitors is the way hotel team members make guests feel.  The goal of the advertising campaign is to bring that feeling to life in a fresh, modern way as well as to highlight Hampton's top notch product offerings.

The campaign, conceptually and aesthetically, is geared towards male and female business travelers and leisure travelers as well as millennial travelers.  Each spot highlights a different facet of the hotel, including the product offering and the Hamptonality spirit, featured in a stylized journey from the guests' viewpoint.

"When we first began the creative process, we combed through hundreds of thankful and positive guest letters that painted us the perfect picture of what our guests experience during every stay.  We were struck by the passion and heartfelt stories that came through - so much so that the letters ended up being the inspiration for our new ad campaign," said Christa-Cathey.  "Our goal was to replicate the emotive quality of our guests' experience as authentically as possible."

Hampton also plans to launch additional supporting campaigns via mainstream and social media throughout 2012 by bringing existing and potential guests closer to Hampton by building the brand and filling available moments with the essence of Hamptonality.  Hampton will coordinate a number of in-market Hamptonality events following the digital launch of Hampton's new Facebook Timeline, an updated YouTube channel look-and-feel, Pinterest boards and a Google+ page.

The campaign will debut with a 30-second, business-focused television spot on March 29 on ESPN.  The leisure-focused, 30-second spot will air on April 16 during "Dancing with the Stars," and both will continue to air throughout 2012.  Guests and travelers can log on to Hampton's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/Hampton to watch the full-length spots.  Print and online executions will follow later in 2012.

Contact:
John Walls
Director, Global Brand Public Relations
Hampton Hotels
(901) 374-6383
John.Walls@hilton.com

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. About Hampton Hotels The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 188,000 rooms in 14 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast, and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.faceboook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.