OTO Development Transitions Former
Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn to Hampton by Hilton
KEY WEST, Fla. – November 8, 2019 – OTO Development today announced the opening of the fully remodeled and rebranded Hampton Inn by Hilton Key West, part of Hilton’s global upper-midscale brand. The renovated hotel is OTO Development’s first presence in Key West.
“After a little over a year of transforming this beautiful property to the Hampton Inn brand, we are thrilled to introduce the upgrades, improvements and additions to all our guests,” said Danielle Vaughn, general manager. “Hampton Inn by Hilton Key West takes pride in providing our guests with a memorable travel experience, and these renovations demonstrate our commitment to guest satisfaction and alignment with the standards of this category-leading brand.”
The Spartanburg, South Carolina-based hotel development and management company acquired the former Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn in September 2018, planning to remodel and rebrand the hotel. The property underwent an extensive renovation, including taking all 101 guest rooms and bathrooms down to the studs and rebuilding them.
“When we purchased this property, we had a very distinct vision of what we could bring to Key West with our relationship with the Hampton by Hilton brand,” said Corry Oakes, CEO of OTO Development. “It’s great to see that vision come to life and we look forward to introducing this brand into such a highly desirable travel market.”
In addition to guest room renovations, the project included updates to the hotel’s swimming pool, including the poolside Cheekie Hut bar and grill; the parking lots were resurfaced; a new fitness center was added; and the lobby was completely renovated.
Every Hampton by Hilton guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run™ breakfast bags; and free WiFi in every room. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with Hampton by Hilton Team Members committed to delivering friendly and authentic service, backed by the industry-leading 100% Hampton Guarantee™.
Located at 3755 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, the new hotel is convenient to Key West International Airport as well as many of the island’s feature attractions. The hotel has added a complimentary shuttle to take guests to and from the airport and to many of the island’s top draws, including Mallory Square, Old Town, the Hemingway House, and Duval Street.
OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, worked with general contractor Marino Construction Group and architect Thomas E. Pope, PA, both local Key West companies, to design and construct the renovations over the course of approximately 14 months.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Key West is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn by Hilton Key West or call +1-305-296-3500.
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About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last decade and one of the top five brands of the century, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,500 properties in 29 countries and territories. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast with healthful options, and On The RunTM breakfast bags. Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeÔ. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About OTO Development
OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is an award-winning, fast-growing hotel development and hospitality management company. Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott brands, OTO's industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company currently owns and/or operates ~70 hotels comprising approximately 8,000 room keys. OTO's impressive growth is focused on developing new hotels in high-barrier-to-entry markets; purchasing and repurposing existing hotel properties; and expanding management contracts with clients ranging from publicly traded REITs to private equity firms to high net worth individuals. For more information, visit OTODevelopment.com.
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