Brand Milestones

2014

JUNE 2014

Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax-Downtown serve as the celebratory 99th and 100th hotel openings in Canada for the Hilton Worldwide brands. Homewood Suites by Hilton continues to lead the way in dual build properties at Hilton Worldwide.

May 2014

Homewood Suites by Hilton wins PRSA VOX Award for Making Homewood Suites the Vacation Home for our Military campaign

April 2014

Among Entrepreneur Magazine's "Most Trusted Brands in America"

Named as Best Global Experience for extended stay hotels by Best in Business Travel Awards

March 2014

Recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, one of 50 brands to have earned the honor. These 50 designees represent the highest-performing U.S. brands that deliver service excellence - both within their respective industry and across 9 industries measured.

Ranked #1 in Extended Stay Hotel Category by Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

2013

December 2013

Ranked #1 in Upscale Extended Stay by Business Travel News Survey.

Ranked #1 Best Extended Stay Hotel Chain by Business Traveler Awards - 2013 Best in Business Travel.

November 2013

Won six awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) including:

Platinum

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Military Marketing Campaign (PR Campaign - Consumer)
  • Hilton Worldwide Leads Dual Brand Trend Anchored by Homewood Suites by Hilton (PR Program - Trade)

Gold

  • Military Marketing Campaign (Complete Marketing Campaign - Consumer)

Silver

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Leads the Pack for Business Travels (PR Feature Placement Print - Trade Publication)
  • Hulu Campaign

Homewood Suites by Hilton was awarded one Marcom award. The awards recognize marketing and communications professionals for their creativity and hard work.

Platinum

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Military Campaign; Marketing/Promo Campaign/Promo/Marketing Materials

October 2013

Homewood Suites by Hilton was named the top brand overall for the upscale extended stay category by Business Travel News. This is the first BTN award for the brand.

Opened the seventh Books for Kids reading library at the Cottonwood Head Start in Memphis, TN; this is the third library in the area.

JULY 2013

Homewood Suites by Hilton received the highest ranking in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM in the upper extended stay segment. This is the fourth consecutive award - and tenth award in the past 13 years for the brand - since J.D. Power began ranking hotels in 1999.

MAY 2013

Awarded three Hermes Creative Awards. The awards honor excellence and recognize the creative professions involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The awards include:

Gold

  • Books for Kids Program; Corporate Social Responsibility Program
  • Gen 9 Exclusive; Magazine Placement

Honorable Mention

  • Books for Kids Phoenix Opening - Arizona Republic; Newspaper Placement

FEBRUARY 2013

Celebrated the opening of the 35,000th suite with the debut of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport. 

JANUARY 2013

Won nine awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) including:

Gold

  • Extended Stay Café Newsletter (Newsletter)
  • Property Collateral (Advertising Single Entry)
  • Iamsales (Employee Program)
  • Be at Home. (Advertising Division, Advertising Campaign Category, Complete Campaign)
  • Books for Kids Phoenix Opening - Arizona Republic (Feature Placement Print Newspaper)
  • Generation 9 Prototype (Feature Placement Print Trade)

Silver

  • Homewood Suitekeeping Summits (Feature Placement Print Trade)
  • Books for Kids Program (Community Service / Social Responsibility)
  • Canadian Expansion (New opening/launch)

2012

NOVEMBER 2012

The Homewood Suites "On The Roll Again" float was featured in the limited edition 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Snow Globe.

Opened the sixth Books for Kids reading library at the Carole Robertson Center-North Lawndale in Chicago, IL.

Homewood Suites was awarded thirteen Marcom awards. The awards recognize marketing and communications professionals for their creativity and hard work The awards include:

Platinum

  • Be at Home Advertising Copy; (Writing/Ad Copy)
  • Be At Home Television Commercial (Television/Single Spot)
  • In the Lead (Comm/PR/Communication Program)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Canadian Expansion (Comm/PR/Communication Program)

Gold

  • Be at Home Campaign (Marketing/Promo Campaign/Branding)
  • Be at Home Image Library (Photography/Advertising)
  • Books for Kids (Comm/PR/Communication Program)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel Collateral Catalog (Brochure/Catalog)
  • IamSales (Comm/PR/Communication Program)
  • Internal Creative Assets Website (Specialty Web/Microsite)

Honorable Mention

  • "Suite Summer Deals" Promotion (E-Communication/E-Blast)
  • Extended Stay Café (Employee Publication/Internal Newsletter)
  • On-Property Branded Collateral (Design/Illustration/Graphic Design)

JULY 2012

Homewood Suites was awarded the J.D. Power & Associates highest ranking in the extended stay segment in its 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. This win commemorates the ninth award in 12 years for the brand and the third consecutive win in this segment

Opened the fifth Books for Kids reading library at the Hanley Head Start Center in Memphis, TN; this is the second library in the area

JANUARY 2012

Homewood Suites received eight wins from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) including:

Gold

  • Books for Kids Library Openings (Community Service/Social Responsibility)
  • 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Sponsorship (Partnership with Major Brand)

Silver

  • IamSales campaign (Employee Program)
  • In the Lead Newsletter (Newsletter)
  • Extended Stay Cafe Monthly Newsletter (Newsletter)

Bronze

  • Spring 2011 Satellite Media Tour (Feature Placement Television)
  • Lodging Hospitality Cover Story (Feature Placement Print)
  • Lewis the Duck Hotel-Level Literacy Program (Community Service/Social Responsibility)

2011

NOVEMBER 2011

Received four Marcom awards; the awards honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work of marketing and communication professionals:

Platinum

  • IamSales (Communication/PR Campaign)
  • 2010 Workstyles Study (Research/Study)

Gold

  • Spring 2011 SMT (Television placement)
  • Lewis the Duck (Marketing/Promo Campaign/Special Event)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Homewood Suites opens its fourth Books for Kids reading library at Booker T. Washington Child Development Center in Phoenix, AZ

JULY 2011

J.D. Power & Associates names Homewood Suites top extended stay brand in its 2011 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, marking the eighth time the brand has claimed the top spot in the 10 year history of the category

Homewood Suites opens its third Books for Kids reading library at the Education Station Center in Irving, Texas

JUNE 2011

The American Business Awards presents Homewood Suites with its Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year Award for its work with the Books for Kids Foundation

MAY 2011

Homewood Suites reaches milestone with tenth Canada hotel opening

APRIL 2011

The Books for Kids Foundation honors Homewood Suites as "Corporate Partner of the Year" at its annual gala

JANUARY 2011

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) honors Homewood Suites by Hilton with a Gold Award in the Public Relations Division for its 2010 Satellite Media Tours

2010

NOVEMBER 2010

Homewood Suites becomes the first hotel brand in history to sponsor a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Hotel World Network honors the following with Hospitality Awards:

  • General Manager of the Year - Todd Kinney, Homewood Suites Tampa Airport
  • Best Front of House - Gail McIlwain, Homewood Suites Jacksonville/South - St. John's Center
  • Best Back of House - Gil Gonzalez, Homewood Suites Dallas/Addison
  • Best Marketing Promotion - 2009 Satellite Media Tours with Family Travel Expert

OCTOBER 2010

Homewood Suites opens its second Books for Kids reading library at the Edward Mazique Parent & Child Center in Washington, DC

SEPTEMBER 2010

Homewood Suites opens its 300th property in Round Rock, TX

JULY 2010

J.D. Power & Associates names Homewood Suites top extended stay brand in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM

Homewood Suites opens its first Books for Kids reading library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Head Start Center in Memphis, TN

MAY 2010

A major national consumer publication names Homewood Suites the top "Upscale" hotel brand

FEBRUARY 2010

Brand's documentary on the Tennessee Duck River honored with an Emmy Award by the Nashville/MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

JANUARY 2010

TripAdvisor readers name Homewood Suites Tampa-Brandon 14th best "overall hotel" in the US and Homewood Suites San Diego Airport - Liberty Station third best "family hotel" in the US (and 8th internationally) in its annual Traveler's Choice Awards

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) honors Homewood Suites by Hilton with the following Adrian Awards:

Gold

  • 2009 Business Travel Campaign (Advertising)
  • Duck River Documentary (Public Relations)
  • Simple Moments Promotion (Public Relations)

Silver

  • Lewis the Duck Program (Public Relations)
  • Summer 2009 Media Tour (Public Relations)

Bronze

  • Re-Launch of F&B Program (Public Relations)
  • Suite Selection 500 Points Promo (Web Marketing)
  • Endless Summer Weekends Promo (Advertising

2009

OCTOBER 2009

The Public Relations Society of America's Memphis Chapter honors three video projects with VOX Awards for excellence in communications.  Projects included:

  • Duck River Documentary - electronic and online tactics: external video
  • Byron Jorjorian Artist Profile - writing: video script
  • iPod Food & Beverage Training - electronic and online tactics: podcast

SEPTEMBER 2009

Brand's 11-minute documentary of The Nature Conservancy's Duck River Project is honored with a 2009 Telly Award for excellence in video production

AUGUST 2009

Brand celebrates 20th anniversary

JANUARY 2009

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) honors Homewood Suites by Hilton with the following Adrian Awards:

Bill Duncan, Vice President, Brad Sales & Marketing for Homewood Suites by Hilton is named a "Top 25 Extraordinary Mind in Sales & Marketing

Gold

  • Extended Stay Café Newsletter (PR-Employee Program)
  • In the Lead Sales Promotion (PR-Employee Program)

Silver

  • NCH Partnership Video (PR-Public Affairs category)
  • Suite Selection Tool (Web/Integrated Marketing)

Bronze

  • Lewis the Duck children's book (PR/Consumer Marketing)
  • SuiteLiving.com site (Web Marketing/Social Media)
  • PR launch campaign for the brand's first Mexican property in Torreon, Mexico (PR/New Opening)
  • Simple Moments promotion (Advertising)
  • Simple Moments outdoor signage (Advertising)

2008

NOVEMBER 2008

Zagat names Homewood Suites by Hilton "Best Value Chain" in 2009 U.S. Hotels, Resorts, & Spas Survey

OCTOBER 2008

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens 250th hotel in Decatur-Forsyth, IL

SEPTEMBER 2008

Suite Selection, the industry's first interactive room selection tool, is honored by InformationWeek as #2 innovation in the publication's annualInformationWeek 500 Awards

JULY 2008

Homewood Suites by Hilton is recognized as "Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains" by J.D. Power and Associates for sixth time in eight year old category

APRIL 2008

Homewood Suites by Hilton is honored with the 'Watlov Family Outstanding Service Award' by the National Coalition for the Homeless for its philanthropic support

MARCH 2008

Homewood Suites by Hilton is named the "Top Upscale Extended Stay Hotel" by Business Travel News

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for all four quarters of 2007 in the "Extended-Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

FEBRUARY 2008

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) honors Homewood Suites by Hilton with the following Adrian Awards:

Silver

  • Lost Cat on NPR (PR/Feature Placement/Radio)
  • Business Campaign (Advertising/TV)

Bronze

  • Suite Selection tool (PR/Marketing Program)
  • Simple Moments Summer Campaign (Advertising)

2007

NOVEMBER 2007

Zagat names Homewood Suites by Hilton "Best Value Chain" in 2008 U.S. Hotels, Resorts, & Spas Survey

OCTOBER 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its first Mexican property in Torreon, Mexico

SEPTEMBER 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton is selected as a winner of Budget Travelmagazine's 2007 "Extra Mile Award" for the hotel brand's innovative Suite Selection online room reservation tool.  Homewood Suites is one of seven travel companies or destinations honored by the awards, which recognize brands that devote themselves to improving the state of travel today for consumers

AUGUST 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 2nd Quarter 2007 in the "Upscale" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

JULY 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton is recognized as "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.  This is the fifth time that Homewood Suites by Hilton has been awarded the honor, outranking other extended stay brands included in the study

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its landmark 200th hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado

JUNE 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton scores the top spot among upscale hotel chains in a leading consumer publication's annual report (July 2007 issue)                       

MAY 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 1st Quarter 2007 in the "Upscale" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

JANUARY 2007

Homewood Suites by Hilton announces it will be the first hotel brand to use video iPods to train employees

2006

DECEMBER 2006

Homewood Suites by Hilton announces plans to launch Suite Selection, the hotel industry's first interactive, web-based room selection tool

NOVEMBER 2006

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked number one among midrange hotel chains in the 'Top Bangs for the Buck' category in the Zagat Survey: 2007 U.S. Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

OCTOBER 2006

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 3rd Quarter 2006 in the "Upscale" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

AUGUST 2006

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain in Program Effectiveness by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 2nd Quarter 2006 in the "Upscale" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

APRIL 2006

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 1st Quarter 2006 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

2005

AUGUST 2005

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 2nd Quarter 2005 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

JULY 2005

Homewood Suites by Hilton receives "Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotels Chains" award by J.D. Power and Associates. This marks the fourth time Homewood Suites by Hilton was awarded the honor.

APRIL 2005

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 1st Quarter 2005 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

FEBRUARY 2005

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranks No. 1 in the upper upscale extended-stay category by Business Travel News.  This marks the fourth time Homewood Suites by Hilton was awarded the honor

2004

OCTOBER 2004

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 3rd Quarter 2004 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

JULY 2004

Homewood Suites by Hilton receives "Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains" award by J.D. Power and Associates. This marks the third time Homewood Suites by Hilton was awarded the honor

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 2nd Quarter 2004 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

MAY 2004

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranks as the #1 moderately priced hotel in a leading consumer advocacy publication

APRIL 2004

Homewood Suites by Hilton offers complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest suites, business centers, meeting rooms and wireless access in the Lodge.

FEBRUARY 2004

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranks No. 1 in the upper upscale extended-stay category by Business Travel News

2003

AUGUST 2003

Homewood Suites by Hilton receives "Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotels Chains" award by J.D. Power and Associates. This marks the third year that J.D. Power and Associates recognizes extended-stay hotels as a market segment in its annual study, and the second time Homewood Suites by Hilton was awarded the honor

JULY 2003

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 2nd Quarter 2003 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

MAY 2003

Homewood Suites by Hilton is named "Top Ranked Brand" in the extended stay category of the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) for the second straight quarter

APRIL 2003

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 1st Quarter 2003 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

JANUARY 2003

Homewood Suites by Hilton is ranked the top hotel chain for 4th Quarter 2002 in the "Extended Stay" category by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)

2002

DECEMBER 2002

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens its first international property in

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.  

FEBRUARY 2002

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranked No.1 in the upscale extended-stay hotel brand by Business Travel News

2001

AUGUST 2001

Homewood Suites by Hilton receives "Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotels Chains" award by J.D. Power and Associates. This marks the first year that J.D. Power and Associates recognizes extended-stay hotels as a market segment in its annual study

Homewood Suites by Hilton opens first Generation V Prototype hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This latest generation hotel introduces new spacious studio suites, coupled with the brand's popular one- and two-bedroom suites

JULY 2001

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranks as the #1 moderately priced hotel in a leading consumer advocacy publication

JUNE 2001

Homewood Suites by Hilton concludes national literacy campaign, "Homewood Suites by Hilton Drives Literacy Home," which raises nearly 60,000 children's books for charities nationwide

APRIL 2001

Homewood Suites by Hilton celebrates opening 100 hotels with the grand opening of the Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C.

1988-2000

APRIL 2000

Homewood Suites by Hilton officially becomes a participating hotel partner in the popular Hilton HHonorsÒ hotel guest reward program

FEBRUARY 2000

Homewood Suites by Hilton ranks No. 1 in "Overall Price/Value Relation" in the upscale extended-stay category by Business Travel News

JANUARY 2000

Homewood Suites officially changes its name to reflect the merger with Hilton to Homewood Suites by Hilton

The brand introduces a new Generation V prototype that combines upscale, modern interior features of the previously planned Hilton Residential Suites with a home-like interior, floor plans and exterior design elements of the current Homewood Suites product

MAY 1999

Homewood Suites unveils new Generation IV prototype featuring one of the industry's largest one-bedroom suites while continuing to deliver popular standard amenities

JANUARY 1999

Homewood Suites reaches milestone of 75 properties with opening in Longview, Texas

JUNE 1998

Homewood Suites ranks as the #1 moderately priced hotel in a leading consumer advocacy publication

FEBRUARY 1998

Homewood Suites ranks as the nation's No. 1 extended-stay hotel chain byBusiness Travel News

SEPTEMBER 1997

Homewood Suites opens its 50th hotel in Fort Myers, Florida

OCTOBER 1995

Homewood Suites announces online reservation capabilities through its Web site

SEPTEMBER 1994

Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites become the first major hotel brands to distribute chain-wide and individual hotel information via the Internet

JANUARY 1993

Homewood Suites introduces an unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, the first national upscale hotel chain to offer this type of service guarantee to its guests

AUGUST 1989

Homewood Suites opens its first property in Omaha, Nebraska

MARCH 1988

The Homewood Suites brand arrives to service the upscale, extended stay travel segment