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Hampton Inn and Suites general manager David Bradshaw stands in the hotel’s spacious dining area. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

Hampton Inn and Suites general manager David Bradshaw stands in the hotel’s spacious dining area. (Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

An 81-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton is the newest addition to the growing list of hotels in the city of Artesia.

The new hotel sits on the west side of town at 2501 S. Permian Pavilion Loop, off of 26th Street and near the Wal-Mart, and is managed by Total Management Systems.

“We are happy to join the Hampton family and share our brand’s unique customer service of Hamptonality,” said David Bradshaw, general manager. “Whether greeting leisure or business travelers, our hotel is the perfect choice for those visiting the area.”

Each of the Hampton’s guest rooms includes a queen or king bed, LCD television, and coffeemaker. Studio rooms are also available, offering additional space, a microwave, mini-refrigerator, and a sleeper sofa.

The hotel provides guests with a choice of a hot breakfast – eggs, oatmeal and waffles – or an “on the run” breakfast bag filled with an energy bar, muffin, apple and water for guests on the go, which is available Monday through Friday.

Other amenities include free wi-fi, a 24-hour business center with two computers and complimentary printing, a meeting space that can accommodate 175 people or divide into two separate rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

A Suite Shop is located in the lobby near the front desk, where guests can purchase food, beverages, toiletries, and local merchandise.

According to Bradshaw, the hotel was built with the oil economy in mind. Since the price of oil has gone down, Artesia’s newfound hotel industry isn’t as booming as initially anticipated. However, Bradshaw has faith in the local economy.

“I fully anticipate that when the price of oil comes back up, the demand will be there again,” he said.