History of the Hampton Inn Chain of Hotels

Hampton Inn, Hampton Hotels, Hampton by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites, are all names of a brand of hotels running under the Hilton Worldwide trademark. Despite the fact that there are Hampton hotels still under the full management and ownership of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, most of the Hampton hotels today are independently owned and managed by franchisees. Note that all Hampton inn hotels marked Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, in addition to the normal rooms found at a typical Hampton inn also offer suites.

Apart from the new Hampton Boutique Hotels, most of the Hampton hotels today are considered a typical limited service hotel since they don’t offer on-site amenities such as concierge and bell services as is common in full-service hotels. This brand of hotel mainly caters to the budget-conscious leisure and business traveler. Most Hampton Inns are to be found throughout the US, but notable international locations include Costa Rica, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, and the UK.

If you have a penchant for dates you will well know that the first Hampton Hotel opened its doors back in 1984. This was a year when Hampton was a less known brand name and therefore experienced a few take-backs due to the absence of sufficient market visibility. Over the years however, they have built and perfected a product and brand name with a difference which is distinctive in the quality of services offered; something which could have been influential in the product translating into a worldwide brand name today.

This first Hampton Inn was established in Memphis, Tennessee, along 1585 Sycamore View Road, during the summer of the year 1984. It was a simple 2-storey, peripheral entrance building with a mere 128 guest rooms. This hotel remained the ‘First Hampton Inn in the World’, until August of 2005 when its current owner decided to sell it.

Initially, Hampton Inn hotels received great autonomy to customize room interior decorations and make free hot breakfasts that will satisfy local tastes. But after its acquisition by the Hilton Hotels Corporation, the Hampton Inn brand today focuses on providing an unswerving experience among all hotels so that it could meet guest expectations of comfortable accommodations and quality service.