UPDATED: Hampton Inn and Suites issued a news release today saying its San Luis Obispo hotel opened as of May 4. But Tribune photographer Joe Johnston visited the site and found the hotel still behind a chain-link fence. "I did not see any guests, just construction workers," he said.
On its website, Hampton Inn says this: "This hotel will soon be joining the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and is currently accepting reservations for arrival June 1, 2012 and beyond."
The news release directed queries to Ricardo Godinez, regional director of sales and marketing. Repeated calls to him went unanswered.
ORIGINAL: Hampton Inn and Suites officially opened its 84-room hotel today in San Luis Obispo.
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Located at 1530 Calle Joaquin, Hampton Inn offers free hot breakfasts and high-speed Internet access to guests.
The hotel will be managed by Karen Bowman. The facility will also feature local photography and artwork.Hampton Hotels is part of InterMountain Management LLC.