Hampton(R) Opens 20th Hotel in Canada



    Property Marks 11th Hampton Hotel to Open in Ontario

    LONDON, ONTARIO & MEMPHIS, TENN., August 14 /CNW/ - Hampton
(www.hampton.com), the international brand of more than 1,400 mid-priced
Hampton Inn(R) and Hampton Inn & Suites(R) hotels, today announced the opening
of the 92-room Hampton Inn by Hilton London, Ontario in Canada. The hotel
marks the 20th Hampton hotel to open in Canada and brings the brand's total
room count in the country to 2,238.

    "With this opening, Hampton now is the most well represented brand of the
Hilton Family of Hotels in Canada," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president,
Hampton brand management. "We are now represented in five provinces across the
country, and we still see tremendous potential here. Canada is a priority
market for us, as it generally is underserved by branded hotels, particularly
in the mid-market, focused-service segment."

    Located at 840 Exeter Road, the six-story hotel is situated within
driving distance of numerous corporate offices, including 3M and Ford, as well
as Victoria Hospital and the John Labatt Centre, home of the London Knights
OHL hockey team.

    Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness facilities, full-service
business center and free wireless, high-speed Internet access throughout the
hotel. Rooms are equipped with an oversized work desk, two telephones with
voice mail and free local telephone calls, as well as 32-inch LCD televisions.
All Hampton hotels provide complimentary On the House(R) hot breakfast and On
the Run breakfast bags(TM), Purity Basics(R) bath products, a curved shower
rod, the Hampton bedding package -- Cloud Nine. The Hampton Bed Experience and
the industry's easiest-to-set alarm clock/radio.

    The Hilton Family of Hotels in Canada, including Hampton by Hilton is
offering preferred rates to any traveller age 50 and over through the Hilton
Family of Hotels 50Plus program. Preferred rates may be booked through
www.hiltoncanada.com/50Plus and represent 10% off the Best Available Rate at
participating hotels.

    About Hampton Hotels

    Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a
mid-priced leader in the lodging segment. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels
Corporation (NYSE:  HLT), the leading global hospitality company, with more than
2,800 hotels and 490,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including
100,000 team members worldwide.

    The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the
best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R) Hotels &
Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton(TM), Embassy Suites by Hilton(TM), Hampton Inn
by Hilton(TM), Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton(TM), Hilton Garden Inn(R),
Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites by Hilton(R) and The
Waldorf=Astoria Collection(R).

    Hampton Hotels offer 20 locations across Canada in many of the most
sought after travel destinations including Vancouver, Langley, Kamloops,
Calgary, Winnipeg, Windsor, Kitchener, Guelph, Niagara Falls, Oakville,
Mississauga, Toronto Airport, Napanee, Ottawa, Montreal Airport, and Laval.

    The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy
that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth
with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its
unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly
regarded hotel company: be hospitable(R). The philosophy is shared by all
brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its
overarching message of kindness and generosity.

    For more information about our company, please visit
www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about our be hospitable philosophy,
please visit www.behospitable.com.

    Note: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning business
strategies and their intended results, and similar statements concerning
anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. The
forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to numerous risks
and uncertainties, including the effects of economic conditions; supply and
demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging
industry, relationships with clients and property owners; the impact of
government regulations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates;
acquisition and disposition of assets; and the availability of capital to
finance growth, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. Although we believe
the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based upon
reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be
attained and caution you not to place undue reliance on such statements. We
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements to reflect current or future events or circumstances.




For further information:

For further information: Hampton Brand Communications Tori Roberson,
901-374-5534 http://www.hiltonworldwide.com or Daly Gray Public Relations
Chris Daly, 703-435-6293

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