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 Aquilini Group Properties LP Opens 210-suite Embassy Suites
by Hilton® in Downtown Montréal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Embassy Suites Hotels today announced the opening of its first hotel in Montréal, Quebec – Embassy Suites by Hilton® Montréal. It is the upscale brand’s second in Canada and is located in Old Montreal, directly across from the renowned Palais des Congrés de Montréal, Montréal’s Convention Center. 

The hotel is owned by Vancouver-based Aquilini Group Properties LP and will be managed by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. The 210-suite hotel exhibits the brand’s international growth plans and continued integration into the Canadian market. The hotel is located at 208 St-Antoine ouest, Montreal, Quebec.

“We are thrilled to bring the Embassy Suites brand and upscale all-suite concept to Montréal and offer visitors and locals alike a chance to experience our brand firsthand,” said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, brand management, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Expansion into the Canadian market is instrumental to our international growth plans and our goal of reaching 300 hotels by 2010. By bringing strong new partners like Aquilini into the brand, we are not only expanding our developer reach but also solidifying our position as a leader in the upscale hotel category.” 

Located in the epicenter of downtown Montréal, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Featuring spacious, two-room suites -- most with a fireplace – comprised of a separate living area with a sofa bed and desk, private bedroom and bath, HDTV flat screen televisions, two dual-line phones, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave oven, and an iron and ironing board. In addition, the Embassy Suites by Hilton– Montréal offers the EmbassyDirect™ Registration Kiosk, with boarding pass printing capabilities, complimentary business center access, a convenient complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a complimentary two-hour Manager’s Reception(a) each evening. 

The hotel also features an auto-sensing remote Jack Pack in each suite. This unit allows guests to plug all electronic gear into the television providing a multi-media interface for hotel guests. It allows for a wide range of portable devices such as laptop computers, video game players, MP3 players and iPods, camcorders, DVD/CD players to be connected and played through the hotel television panel. 
“We are excited to open the first Embassy Suites by Hilton in Montréal and introduce award-winning and renowned level of hospitality and professionalism for which Embassy Suites is known. We are convinced the Embassy Suites will be an exciting addition to the Montreal business and leisure market," said Roberto Aquilini of Aquilini Investments (owners and developers of the project). 

The hotel will also carry the “by Hilton” moniker in its name and exterior signage. Recently, the brand announced it will add “by Hilton” to existing and future hotels in Latin America and Canada, along with sister brands Hampton® and Doubletree®. 

About Embassy Suites Hotels 

Embassy Suites Hotels is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels and opened its first hotel in 1984. It was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has nearly 190 hotels. To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at, call 1-800-EMBASSY or contact their professional travel agent. 

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 490,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. 

The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®. 

(a)Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. 


Embassy Suites Brand Communications
Dawn Ray/Nancy Gearin, 901-374-5954


Also See: Formerly a High-rise Apartment Building, the 147-room Candlewood Suites Montréal-Centre Ville Opens; First Hotel Outside the U.S. for Candlewood Suites / May 2007
Aquilini Investment Group Completes Rebranding of Hotels in Frederiction and Moncton to the Crowne Plaza Brand; Both Properties Managed by Pacrim Hospitality / March 2006


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