Monday, 26 January, 2009 17:25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2009
Contact: Tarah Holland
Public Relations/Social Media Manager
NEW HOTEL FIRST OF ITS BRAND IN NORTH LOUISIANA
Shreveport-Bossier, La. – Hilton will soon add to the growth in hotel and lodging options on Louisiana’s Other Side as the first Homewood Suites by Hilton property in north Louisiana is set to open Feb. 12 on Financial Plaza in Shreveport.
"The Homewood Suites by Hilton has 259 hotels nationally, 40 under construction and 90 in design," said Adrienne Thorpe, Director of Sales. "The opening management team of the Shreveport property is excited to be the first to bring this concept to Northern Louisiana."
The concept of the Suites by Hilton property is upscale, extended stay with a variety of corporate amenities not found at other lodging properties, Thorpe said.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport features 123 suites – 33 studios, 65 one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units. All suites feature full kitchens, pullout sofas, flat screen LCD hidefinition televisions and complimentary high-speed internet. The property also boasts a 24-hour business center and 24-hour fitness center.
The hotel offers a complimentary, hot Suite Start breakfast buffet (everyday) and a complimentary Welcome Home Reception (Monday through Thursday evenings) with complimentary beer, wine and a light meal for all of the overnight guests.
"It often serves as dinner for most guests and it’s all complimentary," Thorpe said. "It’s one of many unique services that we offer our customers to show our appreciation for their business."
Shuttle service also is available to Shreveport Regional Airport – just four miles away. Businesses or organizations looking for meeting or space can choose from a 462-square-foot boardroom and a 1584-square-foot ballroom, which can be split evenly to host more than one function simultaneously. Planners also may bring their own food or caterer or used services offered by the hotel.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport provides Hilton Honors points and miles.
According the Shreveport-Bossier Lodging Report 2008 conducted for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau by Randall Travel Marketing Inc., lodging occupancy rates in Shreveport-Bossier have outperformed national averages since 2002. Though national numbers have hovered around 63 percent since 2005, figures in the sister cities have consistently been higher – including a mark of 67 percent in 2007.
For more information about Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport, call Director of Sales Adrienne Thorpe at 318-549-2000 or visit www.shreveport.homewoodsuites.com.
AT A GLANCE
What: Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport
When: Officially opens Feb. 12
Where: 5485 Financial Plaza, Shreveport
Information: 318-549-2000 or www.shreveport.homewoodsuites.com