Home2 Suites by Hilton® Opens First Property in Canada

Brand Expands North American Footprint and Reaches 38th Property Milestone with Opening of West Edmonton, Alberta Hotel

July 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, Alberta, and MCLEAN, Va. – Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern business travelers and extended stay guests, announced the opening of its 37th hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton. This is the brand's second international property and first in Canada. The hotel also showcases Hilton Worldwide's continued commitment to expanding its footprint in the market with the company recently opening its 100th Canadian property.

"Opening our first property in Canada and continuing to expand our footprint in North America is a testament to the desirability of the Home2 Suites model from both the owner and guest perspective," said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton. "The brand continues to gain momentum, opening its 37th property in only three short years and introducing a growing number of business and leisure travelers to Home2 Suites' unique take on extended stay."

The property was constructed utilizing pre-fabricated structural steel studs for the building's framework instead of the traditional wood frame structure, slimming the building timeline to less than 11 months. The innovative construction model also falls in line with Home2 Suites' commitment to sustainability, as the steel pieces are 100 percent recyclable.

"Home2 Suites' sustainable model was one of most attractive aspects of the brand for us, as we wanted to bring travelers a new kind of hotel that combined both environmentally-friendly and budget-friendly accommodations and amenities," said Steve Giblin, President & Chief Executive Officer, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. "We are excited to introduce the Home2 Suites brand to Canada and West Edmonton and welcome the growing number of business and leisure travelers visiting this thriving metropolis as our guests."

The four-story, 127-suite hotel is centrally located with easy access to some of the city's top attractions like West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science, Fort Edmonton Park and Edmonton River Valley. The hotel is owned and managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.

Guests experience easy access to technology, inviting community spaces, and trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all properties such as the Oasis lobby area, the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, and the Spin2 Cycle a combined laundry and fitness area. A complimentary continental breakfast is also available at the Inspired Table that includes a variety of morning favorites like a hot breakfast sandwich. The hotel will feature an indoor saline pool and outdoor patio with a fire pit for guest use, and all Home2 Suites by Hilton properties are pet-friendly.

Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit Home2 Suites West Edmonton or call +1 780 509 1230.

Read more about Home2 Suites by Hilton at www.home2suites.com and www.news.home2suites.com.

About Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton, the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, is a mid-tier, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Memphis, Tenn-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection with over 1 million combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet friendly environment. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit http://www.home2suites.com/. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.

SOURCE Home2 Suites by Hilton

Contacts:

Jennifer Hughes
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Julie Jimenez
For Hilton Worldwide
+1 305 967 6678
julie.jimenez@rbbpr.com

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