MCLEAN, Va. — The opening of the new, dual-branded Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile has ushered in the company’s 700,000th room, globally. It also marks the brand’s 350th unit worldwide.
“This hotel opening is not only exciting, because it uniquely blends two of Hilton Worldwide’s strong focused-service brands in one of the world’s most sought after travel markets, but also because it signifies two important milestones for the company,” said Phil Cordell, global head, Focused Service and Hampton Brand Management, Hilton Worldwide.
The 225-room Hampton Inn and 127-room Homewood Suites share common areas — including a pool, fitness centre and meeting rooms — and save on operational costs. “While dual-brand hotels will always maintain each brand’s identity, they allow us to offer guests a greater variety of options and also save hoteliers on operational costs like housekeeping, laundry and meeting facilities,” said Craig Mance, SVP, Development-North America, Hilton Worldwide. “The opening of this dual-branded hotel brings together two distinct accommodation offerings under one roof in one of the country’s top markets.”