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Posted On: January / 2006

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District Named National Lighthouse Award Winner

Columbia, SC. January 24, 2006 - The Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown has been designated as one of the brand’s top hotels among more than 1,250 Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Hampton®, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, awarded its coveted Lighthouse award to its Columbia hotel among with a congratulations letter presented to Tony Tam, General Manager, by Phil Cordell, Senior Vice President of the Hampton® Brand. Winners are among the top five percent of the Hampton® brand.

The Hampton Inn® Columbia was recognized for its high rankings in quality, guest satisfaction, and business performance. This award criteria was based on customer feedback measured through customer guest satisfaction surveys and product quality and service scores measured quarterly by the Hampton® brand’s Quality Assurance department.

This Hampton is also the recipient of Hampton’s Circle of Excellence Award and placed in the top 10 percent of best in quality and service of all Hampton Inns.

Located in the heart of Columbia Downtown Historic District at the Historic Congaree Vista District, the Hampton Inn® Columbia is a welcome beacon for tourists and business visitors. The 142,500 square foot Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is located adjacent to the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary features include the Hampton Inn’s renowned “On the House” hot breakfast, high- speed internet access, local phones calls, and Hilton Honors hotel points and airline miles.

Hampton® is part of Hilton® Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent provider of comfort and satisfaction in lodging accommodations. The company develops, owns, managers, and franchises 2,500 hotels, resorts, and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotel®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company®, and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

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