Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Toronto

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of the 145-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Toronto/Markham, in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Houston YP Hospitality Management, Inc., manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“We are excited to open the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham, as we are quickly becoming the trusted brand that provides each guest with what they need in convenient locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president—brand management, Hilton Garden Inn for Hilton Hotels Corporation. “Representing our brand`s third Toronto-area property, the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham exemplifies our growing commitment to providing a contemporary, mid-priced hotel product in many communities throughout the state.”

The six-story structure Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry(R) with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; five corner suites; the Great North American Grill(R) offering breakfast, lunch and dinner; room service available during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; one ballroom room with 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; a fitness room, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and an on-site guest laundry facility.

Guestroom accommodations and features include: a hospitality center with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.

Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include: a spacious work desk with a pull-out shelf for a laptop computer; high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.


“The hotel`s home-like atmosphere will appeal greatly to travelers on business with local corporations or vacationers visiting with friends and relatives,” said Michelle Chisholm, hotel general manager. “Our location, combined with Canadian hospitality, makes the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham the perfect choice when visiting Canada`s largest city.”

Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can also earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham.

Just 15 miles from the Pearson International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham is located at 300 Commerce Valley Drive East, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3T 7X3; phone: 905/709-8008; fax: 905/709-6008, near the intersection of Highway 7 and Commerce Valley Drive East. The hotel is situated 15 miles from downtown Toronto and is a short drive to nearby attractions, including Paramount Canada`s Wonderland, Toronto Science Center, Metro Toronto Zoo and the Angus Glen Golf Course.

The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.

To find out more about Hilton Garden Inn hotels or make reservations, please visit our Web site at www.hiltongardeninn.com or call 1-800-HILTONS from the U.S. and Canada.