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Hilton launches Home2 Suites brand

26 Jan 2009 by Mark Caswell

Hilton has
unveiled a new “hip and humble” extended-stay brand, according to a report on
reuters.com.

The report says
the new offering, which will initially be rolled out in the US, will be aimed
at the mid-priced market, competing with IHG’s Candlewood Suites and Marriott’s
TownePlace Suites. The new brand will join Hilton’s upscale Homewood Suites extended-stay
offering.

Bill Duncan,
brand manager for Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites, described the new brand as “hip
and humble”, with room rates expected to be around $100. Hilton says it
estimates that it will open 100 Home2 Suites by the end of 2012.

There are rumours that Hilton will also unveil a new boutique brand later this year – see online news January 6.

For more
information visit hilton.com, reuters.com.

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