Sir Charles Barkley the French Bulldog to Help Home2 Suites by Hilton Unveil Latest “Fresh New Way” Video on National Pet Day

Pet-friendly Hotel Brand To Host Nationwide “Yappy Hours” Including
Complimentary Toys for Four-Legged Guests

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DogTravel–With 65 percent of U.S. households owning pets*, it’s no secret
Americans adore their four-legged family just as much as their
two-legged kin. With that in mind, Home2
Suites by Hilton
, Hilton
’s mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand, is celebrating National
Pet Day with more than 80 parties nationwide and the release of its
latest “Fresh New Way” video showcasing the pet-friendly brand.

“So many people love their four-legged friends, and embracing our
pet-friendly culture on National Pet Day seemed like a natural way to
introduce our ‘Fresh, New Way’ video,” said Christian Kuhn, vice
president of marketing, Extended Stay Brands. “Home2 Suites by Hilton
focuses on helping our guests shape their stay with amenities that fit
their lifestyle, and making it easy for travelers to bring their pets
achieves this.”

Every Home2 Suites property will offer National Pet Day parties on April
11 that will include gifts like bandanas and Frisbees to encourage
guests and team members to bring their pets to join the fun events. The
nationwide celebrations will culminate with a feature party at Home2
Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport, where Sir
Charles Barkley the French Bulldog
will serve as a special party
host for festivities that will also include a pet-adoption event with
Emerald City Pet Rescue.

In tandem, Home2 Suites will also launch its latest “Fresh New Way”
video that focuses on the pet-friendly culture of the brand. In the
hidden-camera short, the central character is “Colby” a bearded collie
who interacts unexpectedly with Home2 Suites guests, striking up a fun
conversation talking about their day and hotel stay. The video will go
live on National Pet Day at

With more than 80 hotels, Home2 Suites by Hilton offers easy access to
technology and inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2
Suites amenities standard in all properties, such as the Oasis lobby
area, the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, the Spin2 Cycle, a combined
laundry and fitness area, and complimentary continental breakfast at the
Inspired Table that includes a variety of morning favorites like a hot
breakfast sandwich. Home2 Suites’ all-suite hotels feature full kitchens
and a business center with complimentary internet and wireless printing.
All Home2 Suites properties are pet-friendly.

Home2 Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel
loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same
stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get
our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors
Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book
directly through Hilton.

Read more about Home2 Suites by Hilton, a part of Hilton
Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All-Suites portfolio, at

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About Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in the history
of Hilton Worldwide, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning
extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations
with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the
cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly
products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary
breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and
customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary
Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center;
expansive community spaces; and a pet friendly environment. Hilton
HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels
receive instant benefits, including an exclusive 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 available
exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Visit for
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Hilton Worldwide
Jennifer Hughes, +1 901-374-6518
Brand Public Relations
Hilton Worldwide
Shawn Warmstein, +1 305-444-3383