Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Owned by Portland Hospitality and Managed by ZJZ Hospitality, Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland Opens in South Texas

PORTLAND, TX.and MCLEAN, VA. February 21, 2017 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland. Offering 88 suites, the hotel is designed for travelers looking for a fresh, new stay experience. Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland enters the region at an opportunistic time, with tourism currently generating an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Corpus Christi*.

"Located just off U.S. Highway 181, our all-suite hotel is a convenient and comfortable base for families and business travelers," said Nicholas Bhakta, general manager. "We are eager to provide visitors to the Portland area a one-of-a-kind experience that lets them travel in a way specific to them, offering flexibility and convenience at an affordable rate with our extended stay option."

Located at 139 Buddy Ganem Drive, Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland offers guests convenient access to visit the USS Lexington, Texas State Aquarium, Whataburger Field and a variety of shopping and dining options.

Owned by Portland Hospitality LP and managed by ZJZ Hospitality, Inc., Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland offers guests all-suite accommodations featuring fully-equipped kitchens and modular furniture allowing for guests to personalize their room. The hotel also features easy access to technology with complimentary Internet, inviting community spaces, and trademark Home2 Suites amenities such as Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area, Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, and the Inspired Table, a complimentary breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor saline pool, fire pit and barbeque grill area, a multifunctional Oasis lobby with spacious seating and a business center. Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland is also pet-friendly.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland participates in Hilton's award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information or to make a reservation, visit, Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland or call 361-643-1000.

Read more about Home2 Suites by Hilton at www.home2suites.com and news.home2suites.com.

*Source: Corpus Christi CVB

About Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in the history of Hilton, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet-friendly environment. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Visit http://www.home2suites.com/ for additional information or www.home2franchise.com/ for franchising opportunities.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information.

Contact:
Nicholas Bhakta
General Manager
Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland
nicholas.bhakta@hilton.com
361-643-1000

Kristen Wells
Director, Brand Public Relations
kristen.wells@hilton.com
703-883-5826

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