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Hilton Worldwide Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Calgary

Hilton Worldwide and The Widewaters Group, Inc. today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown, bringing a total of 320 new rooms to the heart of downtown Calgary. This new dual-brand property further strengthens Hilton Worldwide’s presence in international markets, while also continuing the brands urban expansion.

“Calgary’s tourism has seen consistent growth, reaching more than 8 million visitors and $1.7 billion in tourism spending*,” said Christopher Vachon, Complex General Manager. “As a highly sought after destination in Canada, this urban locale offer an ideal setting to introduce a dual-branded hotel that meets the various needs of guests.”

Developed by The Widewaters Group, Inc. and owned by Calgary Operating Company, Inc., Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown complements the city’s strong tourism industry with its close proximity to the local attractions that appeal to domestic and international travelers.

“The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown is our first joint venture in Canada,” said Bob Spoto, Vice President, Hotel Operations for Widewaters Hotel. “We realized a number of years ago the strength of the Calgary, Alberta and Canadian marketplace and the need for these two unique Hilton product offerings in the marketplace. We are very happy to celebrate their opening”.

Located at 711 4th St. S.E., the dual-brand property provides guests a central downtown location in East Village with convenient access to local attractions including the National Music Centre, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, Calgary Zoo, St. Patrick’s Island, and Heritage Park Historical Village. Set along the beautiful Bow River banks, guests can also experience the outdoors with hiking and nature trails across the nearby Rocky Mountains.

The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has two distinct lobbies and dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – fitness center, indoor pool and rooftop terrace offering stunning mountain views. The hotel also offers 3016 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 200 people.

Hilton Garden Inn allows guests to dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items. Guests will also see why Life’s Better at the Garden™ through amenities and services offered at each location, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center and in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a Keurig coffee maker.

Homewood Suites by Hilton offers a combination of studio and one bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials they need for a comfortable and convenient stay – complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service**.

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown or call +1 587-352-2020 and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown or call +1-587 352-5500.

*SOURCE: Visit Calgary

**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Garden Inn

The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides guests with upscale accommodations and the modern amenities needed for a successful and comfortable experience for both business and leisure guests. The satisfaction promise affirms that Hilton Garden Inn will to do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. Approachable team members operating at more than 675 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers are appreciated and have everything they need to be productive during their stay. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits, including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn visit www.hgi.com or the property direct at www.calgarydowntown.hiltongardeninn.com.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 390 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named "Top Upscale Extended-Stay" hotel by J.D. Power the last six years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or the property direct www.calgarydowntown.homewoodsuites.com.

About Widewaters

Widewaters is a vertically integrated real estate organization with over 30 years of development, construction, management, and investment experience. Leveraging its entrepreneurial instincts, capital, and expertise, Widewaters continues to develop and acquire quality real estate across North America.

Widewaters has developed or acquired millions of square feet of retail, office, residential, and hospitality. Widewaters manages all of its management companies, The Widewaters Group, Inc. and Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Construction is performed through its affiliate Widewaters Construction, Inc.

Widewaters is based in Syracuse New York with additional operations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Park City, Utah areas. In-house capabilities include: acquisitions, site selection, entitlements, feasibility, legal, leasing, financing, accounting, construction, property management, hotel management, and asset management.

CONTACTS:

Christopher Vachon
Complex General Manager
587-393-3000
chris.vachon@hilton.com

Mark Nichols
Director of Sales & Marketing
587-393-3001
mark.nichols@hilton.com


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