PLAINFIELD, Ind. - Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), broke ground yesterday in Plainfield, IN on a new hotel to be situated close to Indianapolis International Airport. The 175-suite hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018. The property is located at 6089 Clarks Creek Road and is owned and managed by Sun Development & Management.

To commemorate the groundbreaking, local officials, including Robin Brandgard, president of the Plainfield Town Council, Eric Wathen, president of the Hendricks County Council, Jaime Bohler Smith, executive director of Visit Hendricks County, and members of the business community joined Alan Roberts, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Bharat Patel, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, for the symbolic ceremony. 

"This groundbreaking marks our sixth Embassy Suites hotel with Sun Development, and we could not be more pleased to continue to grow our presence in Indiana with them," said Alan Roberts, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton. "Located close to Indianapolis International Airport, which welcomes more than 8 million passengers every year*, this hotel will fulfill business and leisure travelers' need for a full service, upscale hotel that offers spacious accommodations, value-added amenities and our signature outstanding guest service." 

When completed, the new Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport Hotel & Convention Center will offer the brand's signature amenities, including free made-to-order breakfast each morning, a complimentary two-hour Evening Reception** with drinks and snacks, and suites complete with a separate living area, formal sleeping area and a bar fitted with a microwave and refrigerator. Guests will also enjoy access to an indoor pool and on-site restaurant. The hotel will feature a state-of-the-art convention center with nearly 26,000 square feet of versatile meeting and function space that can accommodate up to 2,000 attendees for business and social events.

"We're delighted to once again partner with Hilton to be part of the industry-first All Suites portfolio," said Chris Mayer, president of Sun Development & Management Corporation. "The Embassy Suites brand is the perfect addition to this market, and we look forward to delivering the warmth and hospitality that travelers have come to expect from the brand once construction is completed." 

The new hotel will feature Embassy Suites' concept, Design Option III, which allows for a variety of suite-styles to meet guest and developer needs, a modern, open-air atrium, and an enhanced guest experience with more natural light throughout the hotel. The concept's flexibility allows for increased efficiencies across construction and operational costs, while remaining true to the brand's pillars.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport Hotel & Conference Center will participate in Hilton's award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors®. 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.

Read more about Embassy Suites by Hilton at www.embassysuites.com and news.embassysuites.com.

*Indianapolis International Airport
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Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

Contacts:
Astrid Egerton-Vernon
Hilton
+1 917 488 9599
astrid.egerton-vernon@hilton.com

Julie Jimenez
For Embassy Suites by Hilton
+1 305 967 6678
julie.jimenez@rbbcommunications.com

About Sun Development & Management Corporation
Sun Development & Management Corporation, based in Indianapolis, Indiana develops, builds and operates both full and select service hotels throughout the United States. The company currently operates over 30 properties with over 3,700 rooms and suites across 12 states. Sun operates hotels under a variety of franchise affiliations having received numerous industry awards for development, construction and operations. Sun Development & Management currently has 10 additional hotels under development and construction throughout the United States including Indianapolis and Noblesville IN, Nashville TN, Oklahoma City OK, and the Secaucus and West Orange New Jersey markets.

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 238 hotels with 48 in the pipeline. 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, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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