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Hampton Hotels

2015 Franchise 500
#1
At a Glance

Products & Services: Midprice hotels

Number of Locations: 1,964

Total Investment: $3.7M - $13.5M

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1984

About Hampton Hotels

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 currently has hotels in 92 countries. Other Hilton Worldwide brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 1,872 40 51 1
2013 1,853 39 44 1
2012 1,816 36 34 1
2011 1,785 34 27 1
2010 1,755 34 25 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $3,693,600 - $13,536,500
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 22 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

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), #4 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #67 (2014), #83 (2013), #19 (2012), #23 (2011), #22 (2010),
America's Top Global: #33 (2014), #3 (2013), #1 (2012), #1 (2011), #3 (2010),