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Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Owned by AVKV LLC and Managed by Lodgic Hospitality, the 116-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands Opens

SHENANDOAH, TX. and MCLEAN, VA. September 5, 2017 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands. Designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine, the hotel features 116 suites and a range of value, tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities. Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands is located in a northern suburb of Houston, which welcomed a record-breaking 20.5 million visitors in 2016.*

"Developers and businesses have flocked to Shenandoah in recent years contributing to its growth as a thriving, neighboring city to Houston**," said Homar Ortiz, general manager. "Whether it be a one-night or extended-stay trip, our new hotel offers convenience and comfort for those visiting the area."

Owned by AVKV LLC and managed by Lodgic Hospitality LLC, Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands offers all-suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests the flexibility to customize their suite to their style and preference.

Located at 223 David Vetter Blvd., Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands offers guests convenient access to major highways, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

For more information, visit Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands or call 281-907-5700.

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

About Home2 Suites

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.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 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 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 and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Contact:
Homar Ortiz
homar.ortiz@hilton.com
281-907-5700

Kristen Wells
kristen.wells@hilton.com
703-883-5826

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