MCLEAN, VA—Hilton has signed deals for three Tru by Hilton properties in Canada, marking development of the brand’s first non-U.S. locations. These hotels are part of Tru by Hilton’s pipeline of 420 hotels in various stages of development.
Development interest in both Canada and the U.S. includes a diverse group of location types—urban, suburban, resort, college towns and interstate locations. The 92-room Tru by Hilton Edmonton-Windermere, located in Alberta, is being developed by Rohan Investments Inc. and is expected to open in 2018. The 120-room Tru by Hilton Markham, located in Ontario, is being developed by Hanisha Incorporated & Lodson Investments Corp. and is expected to open in 2019. This property is a dual-brand project with Home2 Suites. The 95-room Tru by Hilton Kingston, also located in Ontario, is being developed by Canada Ltd., and is expected to open in 2019.
Property features will include an enlarged lobby with 2,880 sq. ft. of public space with areas to work, play games, eat or lounge; a build-your-own complimentary “Top It” breakfast bar with 30 sweet and savory toppings; modern rooms with natural light from oversized windows, 55-in. TV and bright all-shower bathrooms with premium bath amenities; national- and local-brand gourmet snacks and drinks available 24/7 in the Eat. & Sip. market located in the heart of the lobby; tech-savvy amenities, including mobile check-in, Digital Key, free WiFi, remote printing, social media wall, super-charging stations and accessibility to outlets everywhere; and a fitness center that leverages barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus workout ideas from the fitness center tablet.