By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Hilton Worldwide subsidiary Hampton Hotels has announced plans to open a 175-key property in Hawaii, the last U.S. state without a Hampton hotel to date. Construction on the project is expected to begin in mid-2015.
The new Hampton Inn & Suites lodging facility will be part of DeBartolo Development’s proposed 1.4 million-square-foot, $500 million Ka Makana Alii shopping mall in West Oahu. Plans call for more than 150 new shops and restaurants, LEED-certified office space and a cinema. The first phase of the project, which has yet to officially break ground, is scheduled for completion in 2016. According to the Pacific Business News, it will include about 750,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and hotel space.
Hampton Hotels’ announcement follows the opening of the brand’s 2,000th hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle, on Dec. 11. The new 128-room property is owned by Palmetto Hospitality and managed by OTO Development. Last year, Hampton also celebrated 30 years of existence as a brand.
“Hawaii has been a part of Hilton Worldwide’s history since the 1960s, with the opening of the first Hilton Hawaiian Village tower,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president of development for the Americas with Hilton Worldwide. “As one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations, it is only fitting to expand Hampton Hotels to Hawaii, bringing a successful mid-price product to the market.”
McClean, Va.-based Hilton Worldwide currently operates six hotels and seven timeshare properties in Hawaii.
Photo credit: DeBartolo Development