Award-Winning Hotel Brand Brings 150 Suites to Central Texas January 25, 2019 – AUSTIN, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown. Designed for guests who want to travel on their own terms, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown offers guests all the comforts of home, whether they are traveling for work or enjoying a well-earned getaway. With 150 new suites, the hotel is a great addition to the city’s thriving tourism, which has seen a 14.9 percent increase in traveler growth for the first two quarters of 2018 compared to the same time last year*. “Located in the heart of the state capital, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown is near top dining, shopping and business districts in the city,” said Rick Colling, global head of Homewood Suites by Hilton. “With offerings such as spacious suites and complimentary breakfast, this hotel provides a new extended-stay lodging option that guarantees convenience, comfort and value-added incentives for all types of visitors.” Developed and owned by Baywood Hotels, Inc, Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a smart, reliable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and a grocery shopping service**. Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown also makes it easy for travelers to unwind with an outdoor rooftop pool with a view and fitness center. The property also offers 884 square feet of flexible space that is ideal for meetings and social events. Located at 78 East Ave., Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown offers guests convenient access to local restaurants and is half a mile away from the Austin Convention Center. Guests can also check out the famous 6th Street Entertainment District just a mile away, and the property is a short drive to the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Capitol and several parks and museums. Guests explore the biking and hiking trails at Lady Bird Lake or walk nearby to Rainey Street with unique food and beverage venues. Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown participates 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, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown or call +1 512 320 5454 About Baywood Hotels, Inc.Established in 1975, Baywood Hotels, Inc. is a fast-growing hospitality management and development company, operating $1 billion in assets and employing over 3,000 associates nationwide. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MD and has regional offices in Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Rochester, NY, San Antonio, TX and Northern VA. In each of its regions, the private hotel ownership company is consistently recognized as an innovative leader in the hotel industry, focusing on product concept and development and the outstanding management of its assets. The focused vision, strong values and aggressive long-range strategy of Baywood Hotels has helped the company develop reputable and well-branded hotels in areas where Baywood has competitive expertise and partnerships. For more information or to connect with us visit our website, Facebook or LinkedIn. About Homewood Suites by HiltonHomewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 470 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday – Thursday. 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 WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. About HiltonHilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.