NEW DELHI, India and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, today announced the opening of its first Hampton by Hilton hotel in Asia Pacific.  Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri in India is the newest addition to the brand's more than 1,800 hotels globally.  The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning global leader in the mid-priced hotel segment. 

All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture, and share a common "personality" supported by the '100% Hampton Guarantee' that promises - 'If you're not satisfied, we don't expect you to pay. That's our commitment to you and your guarantee'.  High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world.  The newly-built Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri also features the brand's other characteristic offerings that include complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet access and the benefits of Hilton HHonors, the only guest rewards programme that allows members to earn both points and miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at more than 3,800 Hilton Worldwide hotels globally. 

Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri is located in the heart of the business and shopping districts of Vadodara, placing guests at the centre of the commercial hub of the city. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Vadodara Airport (BDQ) and in proximity to large companies, the Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University (MSU), Baroda Museum and Gallery and the magnificent Makaroura and Laxmi Vilas palaces.  The hotel features 72 guestrooms, which include rooms with a queen bed or twin beds designed for convenience and comfort.  Guests can be rest assured and get a good night's sleep on the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed, as fresh linen and duvet are laid for every guest.  Guests will also rest easy on the premium pillow-top-mattress with plush comforter, crisp white duvet and a choice of comfortable pillows.

Each guestroom at the hotel features individual temperature control, LCD television, mini-refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, easy-to-set alarm clock radio, electronic safe and free wired and wireless internet access.  Additional amenities include laundry and valet service.

Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hampton Hotels continues to grow its global footprint.  With the addition of our first Hampton by Hilton in India this property establishes the brand as a true global brand that is driven by strong developers who understand the value of the Hampton brand and the investment opportunities it has to offer. This is a strong viable hotel brand that meets market demand and the needs of the global traveller".

Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri is operated under a franchise agreement with Baywood Hotels India Pvt. Ltd.  Chris Desai, senior vice president, Baywood Hotels, said, "We are extremely happy and excited with the launch of this hotel.  We take special pride in our partnership with Hilton Worldwide and it's great to be part of this first Hampton by Hilton hotel in India. There is untapped demand in the Indian market for top class focused service hotels and we hope to fill it with the launch of Hampton by Hilton which offers the ideal option for savvy travellers who look for great value during their stay. The brand values of Hampton by Hilton will appeal to local travellers and needless to say it will be a seamless extension for global travellers. With its vision and commitment to top service - it's just a matter of time before we see Hampton by Hilton as a brand that flourishes and becomes a major player in this market as well".

Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, "India offers tremendous potential for Hilton Worldwide's extensive portfolio of 10 brands. With the launch of Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri, Hilton Worldwide now manages eight hotels under four brands in the country.   We have opened six hotels in India this year, and we plan to launch four more hotels over the next seven months.  At the current pace, we hope to triple our presence in the country in the next two years."

Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri was designed for this market and has a slightly different offering to that of a typical Hampton by Hilton hotel such as the dining options. The hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, consistent with all Hampton Hotels, and in addition it features a Lobby Restaurant that serves a lunch buffet and an a la carte dinner menu.  The area designated as Work Zone offers a comfortable and secluded space to read, work or conduct an informal business meeting.  Each of the two meeting rooms at the hotel can seat 25 persons.  Meanwhile, the hotel's rooftop facility can accommodate up to 100 persons and is ideal for business events, social gatherings and private receptions.  Recreational facilities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and the Hampton jump start fitness centre featuring Precor equipment. 

For further information or reservations at Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri, please visit www.vadodaraalkapuri.hamptonbyhilton.in or call the hotel directly at +91 265 2303000.

Contact:
Ketaki Narain
Hilton Worldwide
+91 124 4822662
ketaki.narain@hilton.com

Charmaine Easie-Samuels
Hampton Hotels Public Relations
+901 3746462
charmaine.easie-samuels@hilton.com

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.

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®.