Hilton Worldwide Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Calgary
Debut of Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in Alberta Strengthens International Expansion
CALGARY, Alberta and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown, bringing a total of 320 new rooms to the heart of downtown Calgary. This new dual-brand property further strengthens Hilton Worldwide's presence in international markets, while also continuing the brands urban expansion. Developed by The Widewaters Group, Inc. and owned by Calgary Operating Company, Inc., Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown complements the city's strong tourism industry with its close proximity to the local attractions that appeal to domestic and international travelers.
"With the latest addition of Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites in Calgary, Hilton continues to provide comfortable lodging options in a dual-branded atmosphere," said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "These new hotels reinforce our brands' commitment to urban expansion in markets that attract a diverse traveler base looking for quality and comfort."
Located at 711 4th St. S.E., the dual-brand property provides guests a central downtown location in East Village with convenient access to local attractions including the National Music Centre, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, Calgary Zoo, St. Patrick's Island, and Heritage Park Historical Village. Set along the beautiful Bow River banks, guests can also experience the outdoors with hiking and nature trails across the nearby Rocky Mountains.
"Calgary's tourism has seen consistent growth, reaching more than eight million visitors and $1.7 billion in tourism spending*," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites. "As a highly sought after destination in Canada, this convenient locale offers an ideal setting to introduce a dual-branded hotel that meets the various needs of guests including an extended stay lodging option."
The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has two distinct lobbies and dining areas - each catering to the needs of their respective guests - fitness center, indoor pool and rooftop terrace offering stunning mountain views. The hotel also offers 3,016 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 200 people.
Hilton Garden Inn allows guests to dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items. Guests receive signature brand amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print SpotsTM remote printing and in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a Keurig coffee maker.
Homewood Suites by Hilton 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 comfortable and convenient stay - complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center and on-site convenience store and grocery shopping service**.
Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown participate in Hilton's award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
*SOURCE: Visit Calgary
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
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About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, 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 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 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 nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to 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 810 hotels in 40 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.Download Article Photos