New 203-Room Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center Opens in Arkansas

USA, McLean, Virginia. January 16, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a new hotel located in the Jonesboro area. Owned by Jonesboro Hotel Partners LLC and professionally managed by O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC, the hotel is perfectly situated to allow guests easy access to businesses, shopping and entertainment. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its spacious, all-suites hotel properties.

The stunning Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center is conveniently located on the Arkansas State University campus next to First National Bank Arena and Centennial Bank Stadium. The hotel is less than 10 minutes away from the Mall at Turtle Creek, Sage Meadows Country Club and Golf Course and attractions of downtown Jonesboro.

Offering 203 of Embassy Suites by Hilton's traditional upscale two-room suites, the hotel features a luxurious, warm lobby and bar area with unique water features, as well as Houlihan's Restaurant, which serves delicious American cuisine on property.

"Embassy Suites by Hilton is committed to exceeding guests' expectations through value-added amenities and spacious suites," said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. "Whether travelers are visiting a student, taking a tour, catching a football game at Arkansas State University or simply taking in the natural beauty of Jonesboro, they will be thrilled with our latest hotel that delivers all they love about the brand at an unbeatable location."

Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center welcomes guests to spread out in its spacious suites and enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members and free drinks and snacks each night at the manager's Evening Reception. Embassy Suites by Hilton provides customer service that always anticipates travelers' needs and delivers what matters most.

"We are very excited for Embassy Suites, Red Wolf Convention Center and Houlihan's Restaurant to serve as a ‘living laboratory' for Arkansas State University (ASU) that will be the hub for internships and hands-on learning opportunities for multiple aspects of the business and marketing schools, as well as the centerpiece in the development of ASU's hospitality program," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Hospitality and an owner of the hotel. "Our partnership with Arkansas State University and the City of Jonesboro is a very positive relationship for our company and all parties involved."

Additional hotel amenities include 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including the 15,000-sq.-ft. Arvest Ballroom (the largest ballroom in Northeast Arkansas), a 24-hour convenience store, business center, fitness center and an indoor pool. Each suite is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a living area, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator and two HDTVs with movies for guests to stay entertained.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. 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.

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