December 2010Hampton Hotels was the first hotel brand ever to be ranked #1 in Entrepreneur Magazine's annual Franchise 500®, known as the world's first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
September 2010Hampton Hotels' Save-A-Landmark community program celebrated its 10 year anniversary milestone and 55th landmark renovation by helping to preserve President Lincoln's Cottage, a National Monument and National Trust Historic Site, in Washington, DC.
July 2010The Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport achieves LEED® Silver certification, as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as the first Hampton Hotel property to earn recognition for sustainable building design, construction and operations.
June 2010All Hampton properties announce the inclusion of waffles in its hot, free breakfast offering. Hampton kicks-off offering by baking 7,000 waffles during a launch event in New York City.
October 2009Hampton Hotels celebrates the hotel's 20th anniversary of its 100% Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee.
March 2008Hampton celebrates its 1,500 hotel milestone with the opening of the 101-room Colorado Springs Hampton Inn & Suites.
October 2007All Hampton properties throughout Canada and Mexico are re-branded as Hampton by Hilton, to draw on the international strength of Hampton's parent-brand, Hilton.
August 2007The 20th Hampton hotel opens in Canada, bringing the brand's total room count in the country to 2,238.
January 2007Hampton Hotels announces that every guestroom - equaling more than 140,000 rooms and approximately 210,000 beds - in all of its more than 1,450 hotels feature its superior bedding package, the Clean and Fresh Bedding.
December 2006Hampton expands its award-winning "Save-A-Landmark" program into Latin America for the first time with a project restoring portions of Monterrey's Parque Zoologico La Pastora, the largest zoo in north Mexico.
November 2006Hampton is presented with the National Preservation Honor Award - the first hotel chain ever recognized by The National Trust for Historic Preservation for its sustained efforts as part of its Save-A-Landmark program.
October 2006Hampton helps refurbish the U.S. Olympic Training Center Outdoor Training and Recreational Pool in Colorado Springs, Colo. as part of the Hilton Family overall sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams with $225,000 in pool renovations.
September 2006Hampton announces its partnership with the U.S. Cycling Team to help elite cyclists train with ease as the official hotel sponsor of USA Cycling through 2008, as an extension of the Hilton Family of Hotels' U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team sponsorship.
August 2006Hampton launches an online state-of-the-art guest resource entitled "My Hampton", representing a new property-specific default home page served up when guests log on to high-speed Internet service at every property. This resource provides local restaurants, maps and directions and news at guests' fingertips.
February 2006Hampton announces new super-comfortable bedding package, the Clean and Fresh Bedding- featuring a crisp, white duvet cover, enveloping a plush down-like comforter and white 200-thread count sheets. The bed features three or four pillows (depending on room type) providing consumers a choice in firmness, a lumbar pillow that provides guests back support if they choose to read, watch television or enjoy the Hampton lap desk and work while resting in bed.
September 2005Brand extension Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels celebrates its 10-year anniversary.
March 2005Hampton celebrated its 1,300 hotel milestone with the opening of the 228-room Hampton Inn Washington, D.C., in one of the nation's most dynamic urban markets.
April 2004Hampton Launches hamptonlandmarks.com - an online travel guide that uncovers the exact locations of both obscure and infamous moments, landmarks and hidden treasures.
January 2004In the single largest and fastest transformation ever undertaken by a hotel brand to dramatically enhance the guest experience at each of its hotels, Hampton unveils more than 127 feature product changes were introduced at all Hampton hotels services, ranging from a new free On the House hot breakfast and On the Run breakfast bags, Purity Basics bath products and a curved shower rod, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and the industry's easiest-to-set radio alarm clock, as part of the "Make It Hampton" program aimed to differentiate the brand's offerings and emotionally connect with its customers.
April 2003Hampton announces the grand opening of the Hampton Inn-Cedar City, Utah. The hotel is first "small town prototype" Hampton Inn-a new type of hotel designed specifically for smaller towns.
January 2003Hampton launches first-ever "weekends-only" travel Web site entitled "1,000 weekends".
April 2002Hampton announces the ground breaking of its first "small town" prototype hotel in Cedar City, Utah.
April 2000Hampton achieves major milestone with the opening of its 1000th hotel in Hayward, Calif.
November 1999Hampton officially becomes the midscale (without food & beverage) brand of Hilton Hotels Corporation through completion of the merger with Promus Hotel Corporation on November 30, 1999.
April 1998750th Hampton hotel opens in Taos, NM.
November 1997Hampton Hotel opens its first Caribbean property in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
October 1997Hampton opens hotel in Sioux Falls, SD, creating a presence for the hotel chain in all 48 contiguous United States.
September 1997Hampton opens its first hotel in Alaska (Anchorage).
July 1997Hampton opens its first South American property in Iquique, Chile.
July 1997Hampton Inn & Suites opens its 25th hotel, in Charlottesville, VA.
January 1997Hampton Inn & Suites opens its first international hotel property, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
October 1996Promus Hotel Corporation announces free customized route planning from each of its hotel chains' Web sites on the Internet.
July 1996Promus Hotel Corporation announces online confirmation and cancellation capabilities through its Web site.
March 1996Promus Hotel Corporation begins testing a self-service check-in alternative for guests through hotel lobby kiosks at select locations.
October 1995Promus Hotel Corporation announces online reservation capabilities through its web site.
June 1995Promus Hotel Corporation forms following the split of The Promus Companies Incorporated into two separate public companies.
March 1995The first Hampton Inn & Suites hotel opens in Newport News, VA.
September 1994Hampton opens its first Central American property in San Jose, Costa Rica.
August 1994Hampton, Homewood Suites and Embassy Suites become the first major hotel companies to distribute chain wide and individual hotel information via the Internet.
March 1994Hampton increases non-smoking room inventory to 75 percent throughout the system.
December 1993Hampton introduces a new "blended" hotel product, Hampton Inn & Suites.
November 1993Hampton opens its first Mexican property in Monterrey (Hampton Inn & Suites Monterrey Norte).
September 1993The Promus Companies form Promus Hotels division to oversee the management of Hampton, Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites hotels under the direction of President and CEO Ray Schultz.
June 1993Hampton opens its first international property (Niagara Falls-At The Falls, Canada).
December 1990Hampton modifies prototype hotel design introduced for development in communities with populations of 75,000 or less.
February 1990Hampton Hotel's parent company becomes The Promus Companies Incorporated.
October 1989Hampton introduces an unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, a first within the lodging industry.
April 1989Holiday Inn Corporation announces that the Holiday Inn brand would be acquired by Bass PLC of London, and Hampton Hotels' parent company would be reorganized and renamed.
February 1988Hampton Nationwide Reservation System links to PARS (TWA/Northwest); DATAS II (Delta); SYSTEM ONE (Continental); APOLLO (Untied) and SABRE (American) airline reservation systems.
December 1987Special services for hearing-impaired are launched system wide.
August 1984First Hampton hotel opens (Memphis-I-40 East, TN).
March 1984Hampton Inns, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Holiday Inns, Inc. incorporates in the State of Delaware.
January 1984First ground breaking ceremony in Memphis, TN.
November 1983Presentation to board of International Association of Holiday Inns (IAH) and major developers.
September 1983Holiday Inns' "Limited Service Hotel Division" established; Ray Schultz is named president.