SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Home2 Suites by Hilton® Memphis/Southaven, owned by Vista Host and Cohen Investments and managed by Vista Host announced that Barnabas Chamberlain has been appointed general manager of the new Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel located at 6750 Southcrest Parkway.  The four-story, 105-suite hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open September 2013. 

As general manager, Chamberlain will be in charge of directing all aspects of hotel operations, including guest services and satisfaction, hotel administration, and overseeing marketing efforts. 

"Barnabas has a dedicated and impressive record in hotel management and we are confident that his strengths will be a key factor in the success of this new Home2 Suites hotel," said Joe Viglietta, Vice President of Operations and Sales & Marketing with Vista Host. 

Prior to joining the Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis/Southaven, Chamberlain was serving as the General Manager of the TownePlace Suites in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Chamberlain is a graduate of Geneva College and holds a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources, and has previously been heavily involved in local church activities and service opportunities including working alongside his wife, Leesha Chamberlain, at the Cavanaugh House mentoring juvenile boys. The Chamberlain's also participated in the Relay for Life on the TownePlace Suites team in Bossier City this past year.

When completed, the new Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis/Southaven will provide guests with the amenities and services they need to feel comfortable while traveling, such as easy access from I-55, a plethora of shopping and dining options located in the center of Town Center Shopping Mall. All Home2 Suites by Hilton hotels offer 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 free continental breakfast at the Inspired Table that includes a variety of morning favorites like a hot breakfast sandwich.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis/Southaven participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.

Read more about Home2 Suites by Hilton at www.home2suites.com and www.news.home2suites.com.

Contacts:
Barnabas Chamberlain
Home2 Suites by Hilton
+1 662 349 8804
Bchamberlain@vistahost.net

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations Home2 Suites by Hilton
+1 901 374 6518
Jennifer.Hughes@hilton.com

About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit http://www.home2suites.com/. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.