Tru by Hilton Breaks Ground as Part of New Hilton Dual-Brand Property in Charlotte
Tru by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Celebrate Upcoming North Carolina Property
CHARLOTTE, N.C., and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today broke ground on a new Tru by Hilton in Charlotte, North Carolina, which will be a dual-brand property with Hampton by Hilton. This event marks the latest addition to Tru by Hilton's robust pipeline of dual-brand hotels, which comprises 12.8 percent of the brand's deals in various stages of development.
Offering travelers the opportunity to choose the brand that best fits their style, the property will have 219 rooms total, with 107 for Tru by Hilton and 112 for Hampton by Hilton. The hotel will have two distinct lobbies and dining areas - each catering to the needs of their respective guests.
Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton Charlotte Airport Lakepointe will be located at 2227 Cascade Pointe Boulevard and is owned by Naman Hotels. It is expected to be completed in December 2018.
"Tru is a game-changing brand that's a leader in the midscale industry, as evidenced by its statement-making entrance into the category and now the Charlotte market," said Alexandra Jaritz, global head, Tru by Hilton. "We know the brand will have broad appeal to Charlotte-area travelers who span generations but share a similar 'zest for life' mindset. Naman Hotels has been an incredible partner throughout the development of this brand, and we're so excited to work with them to bring Tru by Hilton to the Charlotte market."
Tru by Hilton Charlotte Airport Lakepointe is one of the brand's more than 420 hotels in various stages of development. There are currently three hotels open already, and a pipeline that could see nearly 10 open by year-end. As of Q2, the Tru by Hilton pipeline includes more than 50 expected to open in 2018. Tru by Hilton has achieved the fastest-growing pipeline in the history of the hospitality industry.
"Today's groundbreaking in Charlotte demonstrates Hilton's commitment to this new brand and, importantly, its owners," said Nick Patel, Chief Financial Officer, Naman Hotels. "Tru fills a void in the midscale category, and we're delighted to bring this exciting new Hilton brand to life, which we've been part of since the beginning. It will add to the offerings in Charlotte and provide a new option for travelers who believe that being cost conscious and having a great stay don't have to be mutually exclusive."
When completed, the new Tru by Hilton will provide guests with smart and efficiently designed guest rooms and reimagined public spaces. Property features in the Tru by Hilton include:
- All new-build brand, which drives the consistency of experience for our guests
- Reimagined, enlarged lobby with 2,880 square feet of public space with areas to work, play games, eat or lounge
- A build-your-own complimentary "Top It" breakfast bar that has 30 sweet and savory toppings so guests can create their own healthy or indulgent morning masterpieces
- Modern rooms designed to make every square foot count, with natural light from oversized windows, 55" TV with 150 DIRECTV channels and bright all-shower bathrooms with premium bath amenities
- National and local brand gourmet snacks and drinks - including single-serve beer and wine - are available 24/7 in the "Eat. & Sip." market located in the heart of the lobby
- Tech savvy hotel with mobile check-in, Digital Key, free superfast Wi-Fi, remote printing, social media wall, lobby and market iPads, super-charging stations and accessibility to outlets everywhere
- A fitness center that leverages the latest fitness trends through barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus guests can get workout ideas from the fitness center tablet
- All the benefits of a Hilton Honors membership are available to Tru by Hilton guests
Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton Charlotte Airport Lakepointe will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning loyalty program serving more than 65 million members. Hilton Honors offers members exclusive benefits and more ways to redeem points than any other guest loyalty program.
About Tru by Hilton
Tru by Hilton is a game-changing hotel brand with more than 50 open locations across North America where guests don’t have to compromise between a consistent, fun and affordable hotel stay. Spirited, simplified, and grounded in value, Tru by Hilton is designed for cross-generational appeal, with a large, reimagined public space where guests can work, play, lounge, and eat, and efficiently designed modern guestrooms that feature a rolling desk, oversized windows for natural light, and bright, spacious bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary amenities including a free build-your-own ‘Top It’ hot breakfast, with both healthy and indulgent items and more than 35 toppings; a multifunctional fitness center; and fast WiFi. Premium snacks, light meal options and single-serve wine and beer are available for purchase at the 24/7 Eat. & Sip. market. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more at www.trubyhilton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/trubyhilton, and connect with Tru by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 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.Download Article Photos