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Hampton by Hilton

2015 Franchise 500
#1
At a Glance

Products & Services: Midprice hotels

Number of Locations: 2,054

Total Investment: $3.8M - $14.1M

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1984

About Hampton by Hilton

The first Hampton Inn opened in Memphis, Tennessee in 1984. Hampton Inn was the first mid-price national hotel chain to begin offering a free continental breakfast and free local phone calls. In 1995, the Hampton brand introduced Hampton Inn & Suites, which consisted of two-room suite hotel rooms with living rooms and kitchen areas.

In 1999, Hampton Inn was acquired by Hilton Worldwide, which has hotels in more than 90 countries. Other Hilton Worldwide brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 1,939 47 67 1
2014 1,872 40 51 1
2013 1,853 39 44 1
2012 1,816 36 34 1
2011 1,785 34 27 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $3,793,600 - $14,146,500
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 22 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $3,750,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. General manager training : 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: PR, online tools

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #1 (2015), #2 (2014), #1 (2013), #1 (2012), #1 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #90 (2015), #67 (2014), #83 (2013), #19 (2012), #23 (2011),
America's Top Global: #40 (2015), #33 (2014), #3 (2013), #1 (2012), #1 (2011),

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