Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District, bringing a total of 213 new rooms to the downtown Tampa area. The dual-brand hotel adds even more flexible options for guests visiting Tampa, which experienced an all-time record year for tourism revenue in 2018.*
“Tampa’s family-oriented and rapidly expanding tourism industry makes it an outstanding location to further expand our industry-leading dual-brand concept in Florida,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service category, Hilton. “With larger communal areas, more room choices and close proximity to the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa International Airport, this versatile property offers travelers convenience to get the most out of their stay without compromising on location, cost or amenities.”
Developed and managed by Tampa-based Liberty Group, Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton are both located at 1155 East Kennedy Blvd. This property is just steps from the Tampa Convention Center, the Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, Water Street, USF College of Medicine and Port Tampa Bay.
“The development of this new mixed-use project in Downtown Tampa is a product of the tremendous growth the area has witnessed over the past few years,” says Punit Shah, chief executive officer, Liberty Group. “Tampa continues to establish itself as a world-class city, and our urban core offers diverse demand generators that create the ideal location for both the Hampton by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton brands.”
The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has two distinct dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – as well as a shared 24-hour business center, fitness center and outdoor rooftop pool overlooking downtown Tampa for guests to unwind. The hotel also offers flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 150 people as well as a retail Starbucks Coffee.
Every Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run™ breakfast bags; and free WiFi in every room. The property features a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a fitness center, and HDTV, a refrigerator and coffeemaker in each guestroom. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District offers all-suite accommodations with fully accessorized 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 the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District is pet-friendly.