Hotel Business Magazine, hotelbusiness.com | The Newspaper For Lodging Decision Makers

Homewood Suites by Hilton Opening Six Hotels in Canada

Thursday April 10th, 2014 - 9:49AM

MCLEAN, VA—Homewood Suites by Hilton continues its expansion into Canada, with two new hotel openings in Q1 2014, and four more properties slated to open in the market in Q2 2014.

The brand’s eleventh Canadian property in Hamilton, Ontario, opened on February 21. Homewood Suites Winnipeg Airport-Polo Park opened March 12, and is the brand’s twelfth property in Canada and first hotel in the Manitoba market.

“As the Canadian tourism market continues to grow and become more lucrative, it remains an important area for development for Homewood Suites,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. “Hotels under the Homewood Suites brand flag have earned the trust of guests over the years, and are the answer to the increasing demand for the extended-stay product in Canada.”

Over the last decade, Homewood Suites has steadily built its presence in Canada, which now exceeds 1,300 suites across 12 hotels, according to the brand. The majority of the brand’s current Canadian portfolio is located in Ontario and Quebec, including locations in Burlington, Cambridge, Hamilton, London, Markham, Mississauga, Mont Tremblant, Oakville, Sudbury, Vaughan and Toronto Airport, which shares a flag with Hampton Inn & Suites as the first dual-branded hotel property in the Canada market.

Additional Canada property openings this year include Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary-Airport, Alberta featuring 122 suites. The hotel is slated to open in April 2014 and will be Homewood’s first in Alberta. Homewood Suites by Hilton Ajax, Ontario features 104 suites and is slated to open in April 2014. Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown, Nova Scotia, features 135 suites and is slated to open in May 2014. Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo/St. Jacobs, Ontario offers 97 suites and is slated to open in June 2014.