Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

General Manager Hope Hopkins Welcomes Guests to New Home2 Suites by Hilton in Summerville, South Carolina

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. and MCLEAN, VA. July 19, 2017 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville. Designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine, the hotel features 93 suites and a range of value, tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities. Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville complements the town's commitment to preserving its rich Southern history while embracing forward-thinking to drive its development.

"Summerville is growing in popularity as potential visitors are becoming increasingly drawn to the area's deep-rooted hospitality and charming mystique*," said Hope Hopkins, general manager. "At our Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville property, guests can expect a unique extended-stay experience with convenient amenities at an affordable rate."

Owned by Everest Hotels Group and managed by MDK Hospitality in Charlotte, N.C., Home2 Suites Summerville offers all-suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests the flexibility to customize their suite to their style and preference. The hotel also features complimentary Internet, inviting communal 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 daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Guests can also enjoy an indoor heated saline pool, fire pit and barbeque grills on the outdoor patio. Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville is pet-friendly.

Located at 221 Holiday Drive, near Interstate 26, Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville offers guests convenient access to Tanger Outlets, Summerville plantations, Summerville Antique Gallery, and outdoor attractions such as golf courses, Azalea Park & Sculpture Garden, and the Ashley River Blue Trail. Downtown Charleston, Charleston International Airport, and the Boeing and Volvo manufacturing plants are also within driving distance from the hotel.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Summerville 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 Summerville or call 843-970-7182.

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 www.home2suites.com for additional information or www.home2franchise.com for franchising opportunities.

Contact:
Hope Hopkins
hope.hopkins2@hilton.com
843-970-7182

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