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Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Franchise
Industry Hotel
Founded 1989
Founder Promus Hotel Corporation
Number of locations
Over 350
Area served
United States, Canada, Mexico
Parent Hilton Worldwide
Slogan Your home away from home
Website www.homewoodsuites.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton is an American chain of all-suite residential-style hotels managed by the Hilton Worldwide. The chain consists of over 350 hotels in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Most Homewood Suites hotels are independently owned and operated by franchisees.

Homewood Suites competes in the upscale tier of the extended-stay market, along with Staybridge Suites by IHG and Residence Inn by Marriott.

History

The first Homewood Suites was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1989.[1] For the next ten years, the hotel chain was owned by Memphis-based Promus Hotel Corporation, which also owned Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Doubletree. Hilton purchased Promus in 1999 for $3.1 billion, making Homewood Suites a Hilton brand alongside the other three Promus chains. In 2000, Homewood Suites changed its name to Homewood Suites by Hilton, reflecting the change of ownership that went into effect the year before.

Amenities

Homewood Suites provides a free hot breakfast and Mondays-Thursdays have a free Evening Social reception, consisting of draft beers, house wine, soft drinks and light food options.

Awards

Homewood Suites was named “Top Extended-Stay Hotel” in the 2010 J.D. Power & Associates North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index and “2011 Extended-stay Hotel Brand of the Year” by Harris Interactive.[2]

Corporate Responsibility

In 2010, Homewood Suites began a partnership with Books for Kids, a [3]

Lewis the Duck

Lewis the Duck is the mascot of Homewood Suites. He is a cartoon characterization of a duck that appears in the brand’s logo and is the central character in Homewood Suites’ children’s book series. Lewis’ signature dress item is a striped red tie.

Lewis the Duck and his family, Lois (wife), Lance (son) and Lisa (daughter), made an appearance in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the “On the Roll Again” float, a series of wooden pull toys. Homewood Suites was the first hotel brand to be featured in the parade’s history, and will appear again in 2015.

External links

  • Homewood Suites Official Site
  • Lewis the Duck Official Site

References

  1. ^ Homewood Suites
  2. ^ USA Today, July 2010
  3. ^ My Fox Memphis, July, 2010
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