The new Hampton Inn in Bainbridge is now open!
Managed by Leslie Bernier, this hotel is one of a new style of Hampton Inns called “FYI” which stands for Forever Young Initiative. Making the hotel even more unique is that the common areas and the 71 guest rooms have been decorated with framed photographs taken by local photographers. The hotel officially opened yesterday (Thursday, October 15), and a reception was held last evening. Special guests and the photographers who have their pieces on display were invited.
When the Hampton brand celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, the “Forever Young Initiative” was launched. FYI is a multi-pronged program which includes contemporary design elements in both interior and exterior areas, and is an attempt for the hotel chain to remain relevant with people who were born at the same time it was. The Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennials are a population that’s twice as large as the Baby Boomers. The Hampton brand is making an effort to understand what they look for, how they think about brands, and what’s important about the experience.