Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Ottawa Downtown
Located Near Parliament Hill, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Together Welcome Guests Visiting Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown, bringing a unique new addition to the downtown area. The dual-brand hotel adds even more versatile options for guests visiting Ottawa, which welcomed over 11 million visitors last year—an 8.8 percent increase over the previous year*.
“Ottawa’s diverse culture and rising tourism makes it the perfect location to expand our brand footprint in the Canadian market,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service category, Hilton. “With spacious accommodations, value-added incentives and unique amenities, the dual-brand experience offers both focused-service and extended-stay lodging options, providing guests the flexibility to choose what’s best for their travel needs without compromising on cost.”
The property, developed and owned by Morguard Corporation, is located at 361 Queen Street and boasts 346 rooms, with 175 Hilton Garden Inn rooms and 171 Homewood Suites.
“This transformative development is a testament to Morguard’s investment in the Ottawa region and commitment to redevelop existing properties for long-term value,” said K. Rai Sahi, chairman and chief executive officer, Morguard. “We’re delighted to celebrate this opening with the team at Hilton who, from the beginning, believed in Morguard’s vision for this site and backed it with these category leading brands.”
The hotel offers guests convenient access to Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre and Shaw Centre. The dual-brand concept creates larger, enhanced communal areas and amenities compared to a standard, single-brand property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a mix of unique offerings – each catering to the needs of their respective guests. The property also has a variety of shared amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor saltwater pool, a business hub and Tulip Restaurant and Bar, serving three meals a day of locally-sourced, creative cuisine. Additionally, the hotel offers flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 280 people.
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown offers amenities including complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and inviting food and beverage offerings. This includes cooked-to-order breakfast, evening room service and a comprehensive array of handcrafted cocktails**, which are complemented by small plates, dinner entrees and shareable desserts. Each guest room boasts the brand’s signature bedding, featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig® coffee maker.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown offers a combination of studio and one -bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a smart, reliable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, WiFi and a grocery shopping service***.
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown participate in Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard WiFi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
*SOURCE: Ottawa Tourism
**Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
***Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About Morguard Corporation
Morguard Corporation (TSX: MRC) is a major North American real estate company. It has extensive retail, office, industrial, multi–suite residential, and hotel holdings owned directly, or through its investment in Morguard North American Residential REIT (TSX: MRG.UN), Morguard REIT (TSX: MRT.UN), and Temple Hotels Inc. (TSX: TPH). Morguard also provides real estate management services to institutional and other investors. Morguard's owned and managed portfolio of assets is valued at $21.6 billion. Please visit morguard.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 490 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 840 hotels in 45 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.