Open only seven months, the Hampton Inn off Interstate 10 in Orange was recently awarded the quarterly Beautification Award by Keep Orange County Beautiful (KOCB). Ambassadors from the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce assisted in the award ceremony to hotel who is also a member of the Chamber.

According to J David Derosier, chairman of KOCB, “The exterior landscaping on the Hampton Inn is exceptionally well done.  It is a pleasure to see it as visitors enter Texas on I-10 and a good sign of continued positive growth in the greater Orange area.”

Along with eight other area properties, the Hampton Inn is locally owned by Pride Management Inc. of Beaumont.  The new 68-room Hampton Inn is completely non-smoking, a welcome feature for most business travelers today.