New Hampton Inn Opens in Iowa City

93-room property brings Hamptonality to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa – 2012-12-04 — / — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 93-room Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area located at 4 Sturgis Corner Drive.

“Hampton combines quality, innovation, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making it the brand of choice in the marketplace today,” said Ginger Sickels, general manager of the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area. “Quality accommodations and amenities combined with proactive, friendly service from our team members – all backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee – make us highly competitive in the Iowa City area.”

The Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area, which is owned by Ravi Lodging Inc. and managed by Hawkeye Hotels, Inc.,  potentially set a new record for Hampton Hotels and Hilton Worldwide as the most quickly constructed hotel, built in just 131 days. It is the second Hampton property in Iowa City, ahead of one more Hampton hotel slated to be opened in Iowa and more than 250 Hampton properties in the pipeline in the U.S.

Situated along the Iowa River and within minutes of the University of Iowa Hospital and Campus, the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area offers easy access to many popular Iowa City attractions, including its historic downtown area – home to Iowa’s first capital building – as well as many fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. The hotel is also conveniently located less than two miles from Kinnick Stadium, home of Iowa Hawkeyes football.

The hotel features amenities such as a free, hot breakfast, business center and modern fitness center as well as an indoor pool and whirlpool. All guestrooms are equipped with the Clean and Fresh Hampton bedTM, free high-speed internet access, lap desk and HDTV.

Hampton Hotels is distinguished by its unique culture of hospitality – called “Hamptonality.”  This term describes each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service, anticipating guests’ needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things do around town.  Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and art work, highlighting each property’s connection and support to its own community.

To find out more information about the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area or to make a reservation, please visit the hotel’s website here or, or call 1-319-339-8000

Ginger Sickels
General Manager, Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
410 381 3001

John Walls
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, Hampton Hotels
901 374 6383

About Hampton Hotels
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