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Homewood Suites Signs Agreements for Three New Hotels in Canada

Brand to Open First Property in Manitoba and Two More in Ontario

McLean, VA., June 7, 2012 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, continues its strong year in Canada with the announcement of three new signed hotel agreements.  Coupled with three additional agreements earlier this year, the brand’s Canada portfolio has grown by 60% in 2012.  The recent new property announcements will bring Homewood Suites’ first property to Manitoba, in addition to two more properties in Ontario.

“Homewood Suites’ focus on Canada demonstrates our commitment to this international market and the opportunity that we believe exists for the extended-stay segment,” said Bill Duncan, global head, brand management, Homewood Suites by Hilton.  “Expanding our footprint into Manitoba, we are excited that this property will be built utilizing elements of Homewood’s new Generation 9 prototype.  The new model provides developers greater site flexibility and construction savings, two things that will let us continue our expansion in Canada.”

New Canada agreements include:
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg West – Property featuring 112 rooms is slated to open in Q4 2013 and is owned by MLS Management Ltd.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto-Ajax – Property featuring 104 rooms is slated to open in Q4 2014 and is owned by Tasico Hospitality Group
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Jacobs – Property featuring 97 rooms is slated to open in Q4 2014 and is owned by Kingsbury Hospitality Group Inc.
Two of the three new properties to be completed (Winnipeg and St. Jacobs) will feature an adaptation of Homewood’s new Generation 9 (Gen9) prototype.  Gen9 allows developers to build a Homewood Suites property on a smaller site (20% land reduction and 12% building area) without having to sacrifice any amenities or compromise Homewood’s quality.  In fact, the new prototype is a more cost-effective model as construction costs are approximately 10-15% lower, and overall, the new prototype will save 4-6% per key.

Homewood Suites has built its presence in Canada over the past decade with ten hotels currently open in Ontario and Quebec: Burlington, Cambridge, London, Markham, Mississauga, Mont Tremblant, Oakville, Sudbury, Toronto Airport and Vaughan.

Whether traveling for business or leisure, Homewood Suites caters to guests’ many needs.  For the cost of a typical hotel room, travelers get a roomy studio, one- or two-bedroom suite with a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary daily hot breakfast and evening dinner with drinks*, and complimentary  Internet access.  Homewood Suites has been named “Top Extended-Stay Hotel” eight out of the past 10 years in the J.D. Power and  Associates North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index**.

About Homewood Suites

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services**, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations. For more information, please visit www.homewoodsuites.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age.

**Homewood Suites received the highest numerical score among extended stay hotels in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studies℠.    2011 study based on responses from 61,313 guests measuring 8 upper extended stay hotels and measures opinions of guest who stayed in a hotel May 2010-May2011.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June 2010-May2011.  Your experiences may vary.  Visit jdpower.com.

**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

Contact:

Jennifer Hughes
Homewood Suites by Hilton
(901) 374-6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

 


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