Homewood Suites by Hilton Introduces Endless Summer Weekend Rates

From: Brand Communications
Published: Fri Aug 07 2009

Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, announces Endless Summer Weekend Rates - a brand-wide rate promotion designed to encourage summer family travel. Guests receive 10% off the standard weekend rate when booking three consecutive weekend nights at Homewood Suites; Thursday-Saturday or Friday-Sunday at www.HomewoodSuites.com/EndlessSummerWeekends for stays through September 7 at any of Homewood Suites’ 265+ hotels. Additionally, upon booking, the guest will be automatically entered for a chance to win a seven-night family vacation at select Hilton Family hotels in the continental US or Canada.

“In this tough economy, families are staying closer to home and spending more time exploring what’s in their immediate region,” said Carla Raynor, vice president, marketing at Homewood Suites. “This summer-long promotion will give families an extra incentive to take a long weekend getaway and enjoy the family friendly comforts of our Homewood Suites hotels.”

Summer is the most popular time of the year for families to get away. Lower gas prices and the desire to stick closer to home are resulting in a resurgence of the classic family road trip and exploration of regional attractions. This is echoed in a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive in which 40% of respondents said they will reduce the amount of money they spend on leisure trips. Among these consumers, many stated they will find less expensive accommodations (62%), less expensive meal options (61%) and would be vacationing closer to home (48%)*.

“The suites at Homewood Suites are really perfect for a family looking to maintain a sense of routine while traveling,” said Lisa Tucker McElroy, Family Travel Expert. “My daughters can watch a movie in the bedroom, while my husband catches up on baseball scores in the living room, and I prepare sandwiches in the kitchen. We’re also able to save money by taking advantage of the complimentary hot breakfast and Internet access, and of course we all love ending the day with a splash in the pool!”

All-suite hotels like Homewood Suites offer families the space they need to spread out, including fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, recreational options, and complimentary hot breakfast each morning ??" all for about the same price they would pay for a traditional hotel room.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 265 hotels open with approximately 130 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services**, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.

The innovative brand is a guest favorite among both business and leisure travelers, consistently taking the top spot on key satisfaction studies. Homewood Suites by Hilton has been named “Best Value Hotel Chain” by Zagat Survey for three consecutive years (2007-2009); was awarded Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended-Stay Hotel Chains in J.D. Power & Associates 2008 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM***; and placed number one in the Upscale Extended Stay Hotel category in Business Travel News 2008 hotels rankings by corporate travel buyers.

To make reservations at a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit the Homewood Suites Web site at homewoodsuites.com or call 1-800-CALL-HOME. For more information on consumer programs, visit the brand’s guest portal at SuiteLiving.com. Homewood Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonors, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles and No Blackout Dates.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77 countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide.  The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria™ and the Waldorf Astoria Collection™, as well as the recently launched Home2 Suites by Hilton™.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors. For more information, visit www.HiltonFamily.com.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who have reached the age of majority. Void in Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law. Starts 5/21/09 at 12am CST and ends 9/7/09 at 11:59pm CST. Sponsored by Hilton Hotels Corporation. Official rules available at www.homewoodsuites.com/endlesssummerweekends

*”Economic Downturn Changing the Way People Travel” April 30, 2009, Harris Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.

**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

***Homewood Suites by Hilton received the highest numerical score among extended stay hotel chains in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007-2008 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. 2008 study based responses from 53,453 guests measuring 11 extended stay hotels and measures opinions of guests who stayed in a hotel May 2007-June 2008. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June 2007-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit http://jdpower.com.

Hilton HHonors®, Double Dip® and Double Dipping® are trademarks owned by Hilton HHonors Worldwide, LLC. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles®, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.
Company: Brand Communications
Contact Name: Brad Carmony
Contact Email: brad.carmony@hilton.com
Contact Phone: (901) 374-6518

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