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The Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport rang in the New Year, celebrating the grand opening of the 151-suite hotel, and their distinguishing title of “First Hilton Family Hotel Born in 2008”

The midnight gala and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport hotel benefited Jewish Vocational Services of Detroit and was attended by city officials, local dignitaries, Chamber of Commerce members and officials as well as prominent area business owners. In attendance were Timothy Keyes, economic development director for the city of Romulus; Pace Cooper, president/CEO of Cooper Hotels; and Hugh McFarland, vice president of operations for Cooper Hotels.

The new Detroit hotel is located in Romulus, MI and is owned and managed by Cooper Hotels under franchise from Hilton Hotels Corporation. Cooper Hotels owns the distinction of being the only company to own all hotels bearing the names of all brands** within the Hilton Family, including Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Doubletree, Hilton and now Embassy Suites. The hotel was formerly a Hilton Suites.

“We are pleased to welcome the Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport into the Hilton Family and are excited it is the first Hilton Family Hotel born in the New Year,” said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, Embassy Suites brand management, “This hotel has been completely renovated and is the perfect option for business and leisure travelers alike visiting Detroit and the surrounding areas.”

Complete with seven meeting rooms and 2,500 square feet of meeting space, the suite hotel is ideal for business meetings or family functions. A Starbucks on site greets guests with the fresh aroma of coffee and adds to the Embassy Suites’ complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast offered each morning. A beautiful open-air atrium, complete with greenery and water feature, complimentary nightly Manager’s Reception* and two-room suites complete the full Embassy Suites experience. Additionally, each suite includes an ergonomically advanced Herman Miller chair and two 32” HD LCD TVs.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Hilton Hotels is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

About Cooper Hotels

Cooper Hotels is a privately owned multi-brand owner/operator of hotels located throughout the eastern half of the U.S. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the company's portfolio consists of 22 hotels 13 of which are Hilton Family of Hotels franchised properties.

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*Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

** Hilton’s non-luxury brands, not including Conrad and the Waldorf-Astoria Collection.

Embassy Suites Hotel PR contact:

Dawn Ray
Senior manager
Embassy Suites Brand Communications
Embassy Suites Hotels
755 Crossover Lane
(901) 374-5954


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