Construction of Hampton Inn well under way

KINGMAN ­ The riveted skeleton for the new 86-room Hampton Inn & Suites across from Kingman Regional Medical Center is completed. Construction is slated to wrap this December.

Located at 1791 Sycamore Ave., the soon-to-be-completed structure represents a new concept within the lodging industry: a hotel that combines traditional guest rooms with a significant number of larger suite rooms in a single property.

It is designed to accommodate the lodging needs of guests just passing through as well as those staying for longer periods.

Explosive growth in the area and the lack of hotels adjacent to the Stockton Hill Road exit on Interstate 40 were factors in choosing Kingman, said hotel owner Robert W. Clarke.

The property's close proximity to the nerve center of commercial activity in the city and easy access to Kingman Regional Medical Center will provide guests with easy access to whatever is needed, he said.

"We are incredibly enthusiastic about the prospects for our new Hampton Inn & Suites in the Kingman market," said Clarke. "The Hampton Inn & Suites name has a proven track record of providing the value-added services and amenities that will make our property stand out as Kingman's finest hotel."

The hotel will feature an indoor pool and spa, business center, suite shop and meeting space for 150 people. Having large meeting rooms within hotels creates an attractive destination for seminars and other events, said Beverly Liles, president and chief executive officer of the Kingman Chamber of Commerce.

Locations such as the Powerhouse, the County Fairgrounds and the Elks Club have served well in the past, but guests were forced to find lodgings elsewhere.

"A lot of groups that come in would like to stay on property," she said. "I think this is going to help with that need."

While there, guests can enjoy amenities such as the complimentary On The House Hot Breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary local telephone calls and the 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

To make reservations or request information about Hampton Inn, travelers may access the Hampton Inn Web site at www.hamptoninn.com or call (800) HAMPTON. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company.