MCLEAN, Va. - For the All Suites brands by Hilton, consisting of Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, 2018 was a successful year marked by growth domestically and abroad. All three brands achieved major milestones, including the opening of the category’s 30th Canadian property and 1,000th property overall.
The All Suites brands will continue their international expansion throughout 2019, with more than 25 properties in the pipeline throughout the Americas and Asia and more than 580 properties in the pipeline in total. All three brands are focused on growing their presence in Canada, with Homewood Suites by Hilton continuing its dedicated effort in Latin America and Embassy Suites by Hilton making forays in the Middle East.
Last year, the All Suites brands made significant headway in Canada, tapping into the country’s record-setting tourism boom. In addition to reaching 30 opened All Suites hotels, the stage has already been set for future growth as over 20 percent of all Hilton properties in the Canadian pipeline are in the All Suites category.
“The All Suites brands by Hilton had a banner year in 2018 thanks to the incredible support we received from both team members and owners,” said Dianna Vaughan, Global Head and Senior Vice President, All Suites brands by Hilton. “From the opening of the category’s 1,000th property and international expansion to taking part in unique projects like Hilton’s first tri-branded property and Home2 Suites by Hilton’s first modular build hotel, collaboration with our owners and teams was and will continue to be the secret to our success as we capitalize on opportunities this year.”
Brand Achievements and Upcoming Milestones
In addition to the All Suites brands collective accomplishments, each individual brand reached notable milestones in 2018, executing ambitious initiatives ranging from state-of-the-art construction techniques to operational enhancements.
Embassy Suites by Hilton:
- Embassy Suites by Hilton is in the midst of a brand renaissance as it adapts to meet the changing needs of today’s travelers. Last year, the brand successfully completed its 100th Atrium Refresh renovation, an innovative program aimed at driving new revenue opportunities and transforming Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature, open-air atriums into intimate social lobbies. As part of these design initiatives, the brand opened the 17th of its new dining concepts – E’Terie Bar & Grill, a fast-casual dining concept with a menu of light bites, and Brickstones Kitchen & Bar, a contemporary full-service restaurant.
Homewood Suites by Hilton:
- Last year, Homewood Suites by Hilton continued to grow its international footprint throughout the Americas with property openings in Mexico and Canada. In 2018, more than 50 hotels participated in the brand’s Take Flight design program to retrofit legacy properties with updated public spaces, bringing the total number of properties that have participated in the design initiative to more than 250. In addition to the shared space improvements, the suite portion of the Take Flight program will be completed by the end of 2020. Looking ahead to 2019, the brand is ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary and thirty years of being an extended-stay favorite amongst owners.
Home2 Suites by Hilton:
Home2 Suites by Hilton made major strides last year with 86 property openings throughout North America. Innovative development tactics played a key role in the brand’s growth strategy and reaching milestones such as the staging of Home2 Suites by Hilton’s first-ever modular build and the opening of Hilton’s first-ever tri-brand.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, the All Suites brands by Hilton continued to set the pace for the hospitality industry with creative development strategies and continued international growth, opening several new hotels including:
Embassy Suites by Hilton:
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Oceanfront Resort: This family-friendly resort in the nation’s oldest city is the brand’s fifth beachfront property.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota Hotel: Located in Sarasota’s cultural hub, the hotel is the perfect choice for travelers wanting to take in the city’s vibrant arts scene.
Homewood Suites by Hilton:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pleasant Hill Concord: The All Suites category’s 1,000th opening, this modern hotel is situated in the Bay Area offering easy access to freeways, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Napa Valley.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown: The All Suites brand’s 30th Canadian property, this dual-build hotel offers convenient access to Parliament Hill, the ByWard Market, Rideau Canal and Shaw Centre.
Home2 Suites by Hilton:
Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center: Ideally located within walking distance of the Las Vegas Strip and T-Mobile Arena, this is the brand’s first property in Las Vegas and the latest addition to its growing roster of urban properties.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South: Part of the brand’s Canadian expansion plans, this Alberta location is just 15 minutes away from Edmonton International Airport.
The All Suites brands by Hilton grew its pipeline in 2018 with 187 new signed deals across the globe, bringing the total combined pipeline to more than 580 pending hotels. Notable signed deals include Embassy by Hilton Makkah KAAR in Saudi Arabia, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Central I-35 and Home2 Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers both leisure and business travelers an approachable, best-in-class experience with two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast, flexible meetings and events space, inviting open atriums, 24-hour fitness centers and a complimentary evening reception. Embassy Suites by Hilton offers more than 260 open hotels with 40 properties in development. Experience a positive stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton by booking at embassysuites.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Embassy Suites by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/embassysuites, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, award-winning, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand, has more than 530 pet-friendly locations across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, with 140 properties in the pipeline. Homewood Suites by Hilton offers inviting, generous-sized suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators for guests seeking home-like accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays. Additional value-driven amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Homewood Suites by Hilton is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. Experience a positive stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton by booking at homewoodsuites.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in Hilton’s history, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and home-like amenities for cost-conscious guests and their pets. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites by Hilton offers complimentary hot breakfast, innovative and customizable guest room designs, laundry and fitness areas, free Wi-Fi, multiple outdoor spaces, 24-hour business centers, expansive community spaces and pet-friendly environments. Home2 Suites by Hilton has more than 630 open hotels with more than 700 in development. Experience a positive stay at Home2 Suites by Hilton by booking at home2suites.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Home2 Suites by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/home2suites, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.