MIAMI – August 28, 2008 – rbb Public Relations, a Miami-based full-service public relations firm, was named agency of record for Homewood Suites by Hilton®, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels. rbb will provide national consumer and development public relations support for the prestigious brand. Bill Duncan, Homewood Suites’ vice president of brand marketing and sales, who led the nationwide agency review, made the announcement.

According to Duncan, “At Homewood Suites, we are building a communications program that is worthy of our brand and strong customer loyalty, and with rbb’s assistance we will continue to set the standard in the extended stay category.”

The Homewood Suites brand currently has more than 240 hotels open with approximately 140 in the development pipeline. It is a six time recipient of J.D. Power and Associates’ top award, “Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains”. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites pampers its guests with unique, value-added amenities at each hotel, including complimentary daily breakfasts, grocery delivery service, and free high-speed wireless Internet.

“rbb has the travel experience, creativity and counseling expertise necessary to support a dynamic brand like Homewood Suites, and our best practices approach and award-winning culture are a perfect match with their philosophy,” said Lisa Ross, president of rbb Public Relations.

Founded in 1975, rbb Public Relations was recently named PR WEEK’s 2008 ” Agency of the Year” . The firm has gained a statewide and national reputation for strategic, results-oriented PR, with expertise in media relations, corporate communications, crisis counseling, product launches and special events. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including professional services, consumer products, crisis communications, travel & leisure, healthcare, real estate and food and beverage. For more information, call (305) 448-7450 or visit