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City of Seneca

South Carolina Welcomes

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

Breaking Ground Oct. 9, 2012

Serene Hospitality to build 100-room Hilton Hotel in Seneca!

Less than two months after Hilton Worldwide officially granted a franchise to Serene Hospitality, LLC, the Easley-based hotel firm announced today plans to build a 100-room "Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton.” The new hotel will be located in Seneca, on East North 1st Street, just south of U.S. Highway 76/123. The hotel is larger than originally planned, with a building of 61,660 square feet located on about 2.2 acres. Construction for the hotel will begin in October.

"Serene Hospitality has great confidence in Seneca,” “We found the right opportunity, in The City of Opportunity," said Sanjay Desai, Managing Partner,” “The City of Seneca is home to the Oconee Medical Center, major industry, and many tourism opportunities. Hilton’s selected location for the new “Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton” will benefit from this prime growing area of the Upstate." "Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton will create 38 new permanent hotel jobs. In addition, professional and construction jobs have already begun, with more needed to complete the project. “Financing will be provided by Park Sterling Bank,” Desai said.

"This Hilton hotel project represents more than $10 million total investment in Seneca" noted Greg Dietterick, Seneca’s City Administrator. "This is an exciting opportunity for Seneca and Oconee County.” “We have been working together seeking a hotel of this caliber; we feel this is the right opportunity." "The four-story Hilton brand hotel will officially break ground October 1st, and construction is expected to be completed in early fall of 2013." "The hotel will generate important new revenues from sales and property taxes for Seneca and Oconee County" he said.

"This is a New Day for Seneca" announced Dan Alexander, Seneca’s Mayor, "The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is at the "Top of the Top," of all U.S. Hotel Brands and ranked #1 by Lodging and Hospitality Industry.” “While other major hotel brands approved this site in Seneca as the best-choice location in Oconee County, we are excited that the number one brand, “Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton” was able to work something out with the land owner. This First Class, #1 U.S. Hotel Brand, is consistent with the city’s development strategy for this area of Seneca."

John Adams, of Adams Commercial Real Estate and partner in surrounding property said, "Visitors, business and tourists will soon be able to experience legendary Hilton 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed service with this upscale, design led, hotel. In addition to the salt-water swimming pool, energy saving technologies, electric vehicle chargers, and multiple green features throughout, the upper floors are expected to provide incredible views of Lake Keowee and the Blue Ridge Mountains. "The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton will soon be followed by specialty restaurants, residential, commercial and retail opportunities. This site will predictably be popular with guests, and Seneca is fast-becoming a major hub for business and commerce, including corporate and event demand." “This will be a major tool for the Oconee County CVB Director, Ken Sloan, Seneca’s Events Coordinator, Riley Johnson, and the Oconee County Economic Director, Richard Blackwell.” “We are excited to have been a part of this reality, and offer our sincere thanks to all who worked together to make this happen.”

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

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