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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55 Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List

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St. Louis, Missouri - 18 July, 2013 – Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2013, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. As the largest full-service online travel agency in the world, Expedia, Inc. has unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise.

The exclusive 2013 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Insiders’ Select helps travelers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels in their destination that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent overall experience. “Expedia strives to provide value to our travelers,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, “Value reflects an everyday commitment to excellence on the part of the hotel. For these hotels, customer satisfaction is paramount. And when we publish the list, we reward those hotels by lifting them up and increasing their visibility through every stage of the booking process. We are focused on empowering travelers with the information and tools they need to make confident travel decisions and to book the trips that are right for them.”

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Midamerica Hotels building new Hampton Inn in Cape Girardeau!

Midamerica Hotels Corporation, based in Cape Girardeau, announced plans today to build a new hotel in Cape Girardeau. The company has entered into an agreement with Hilton Corporation for the facility to be an 80-room Hampton Inn.

Midamerica Hotels already owns & operates one Hampton Inn hotel just south of St. Louis at I-55 and Butler Hill Road. The Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55 opened in November of 2010 and has already become the #1 rated hotel within the entire Hampton system. The same approach to building and service is expected for the new hotel in Cape Girardeau. "Our team members focus on providing exceptional guest service and creating memorable experiences will continue to be our priority with this new project. We are excited to announce the opportunity to bring this new hotel to the community,” said Dan Drury, President of Midamerica Hotels Corporation.

Today is a special day for Midamerica Hotels and their hotel history in Cape Girardeau. On the same day, 22nd of June in 2005, Midamerica opened the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cape Girardeau. At the time, the vision for the Park West Hospitality Center was more vision than reality. Today, the complex is thriving with successful hotels, restaurants and retail outlets. The addition of a Hampton Inn to this complex will continue to make Cape Girardeau a preferred overnight stop for thousands of travelers.

The Park West Hospitality Center is located at the southeast corner of I-55 and Route K/William Street. The complex includes the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Auburn Place Hotel & Suites, Plaza Conference Center by Ray’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Popeyes Chicken, Panera Bread, Honey Baked Ham & Café, Cracker Barrel, Texas Roadhouse, Pendleton, Cold Water Creek, Belladona Salon, Spa & Boutique and soon the new Hampton Inn! "The synergies that the businesses bring and quality facilities have made the Park West Hospitality Center a destination for visitors and our communities residents”, said Bob Hahn, Vice President Development, Midamerica Hotels Corporation.

The new Hampton Inn is expected to open in late 2014 and expands Midamerica’s hotel room offering in Cape Girardeau from 235 to 315 total sleeping rooms.

Midamerica Hotels Corporation is located at 105 S. Mt. Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
For more information contact John Echimovich, Director of Hotel Operations, Midamerica Hotels Corporation at 573-334-0546.