IOWA CITY, Iowa - Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 93-room Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area located at 4 Sturgis Corner Drive.

"Hampton combines quality, innovation, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making it the brand of choice in the marketplace today," said Ginger Sickels, general manager of the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area. "Quality accommodations and amenities combined with proactive, friendly service from our team members - all backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee - make us highly competitive in the Iowa City area."

The Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area, which is owned by Ravi Lodging Inc. and managed by Hawkeye Hotels, Inc.,  potentially set a new record for Hampton Hotels and Hilton Worldwide as the most quickly constructed hotel, built in just 131 days. It is the second Hampton property in Iowa City, ahead of one more Hampton hotel slated to be opened in Iowa and more than 250 Hampton properties in the pipeline in the U.S.

Situated along the Iowa River and within minutes of the University of Iowa Hospital and Campus, the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area offers easy access to many popular Iowa City attractions, including its historic downtown area - home to Iowa's first capital building - as well as many fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. The hotel is also conveniently located less than two miles from Kinnick Stadium, home of Iowa Hawkeyes football.

The hotel features amenities such as a free, hot breakfast, business center and modern fitness center as well as an indoor pool and whirlpool. All guestrooms are equipped with the Clean and Fresh Hampton bedTM, free high-speed internet access, lap desk and HDTV.

Hampton Hotels is distinguished by its unique culture of hospitality - called "Hamptonality."  This term describes each hotel's approach to friendly customer service, anticipating guests' needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things do around town.  Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and art work, highlighting each property's connection and support to its own community.

To find out more information about the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area or to make a reservation, please visit the hotel's website here or www.hampton.com, or call 1-319-339-8000

Contacts: Ginger Sickels
General Manager, Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
410 381 3001
ginger.sickels@hawkeyehotels.com

John Walls
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, Hampton Hotels
901 374 6383
John.Walls@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.facebook.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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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®.