OAKVILLE, Ontario -- The 97-room Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
is looking to lure guests by not raising its rates for the new
year. Because the property is relatively new (it opened in late
summer) and needs to build business, there are no immediate rate
changes planned, according to Cindy Simmons, director of sales.
Rack rates range from about $70 to $92. Simmons added that group
rates are negotiable and there is no established minimum group
size. Travel agents are invited to stay at this Hilton or any
Hilton in Canada for $23.40 per night under the Hilton Canada's
Beat the Blues offer, she said.
The property also is trying to entice clients with two getaways
that are available through May 31. The Hilton Bounce Back Weekend
offers guests a room and buffet breakfast. The plan is priced from
$79 per night, single or double.
A romance plan is priced from $99 per couple. Package highlights
include an upgraded guest room, champagne and a buffet breakfast.
Marquee Hotels owns and manages the Hilton Garden Inn under a
franchise agreement with Hilton Inns. The four-story property has a
signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk.
There is a Pavilion Pantry that offers a selection of
refrigerated, frozen and microwavable packaged items and sundries.
The Great American Grill restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and
dinner and provides room service during meal hours. Also on site
are a lounge area with a television and a fireplace; three meetings
rooms with 2,400 square feet of flexible space; a 24-hour business
center, and a guest laundry.
Guest rooms have a hospitality center containing a microwave
oven, a coffeemaker and a minirefrigerator. They also have a
sitting area with an easy chair and an ottoman as well as a hair
dryer and an iron and ironing board.
Rooms also are equipped to meet the needs of business travelers,
who will find a work desk with a pull-out shelf for a portable
computer; high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an
ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height, and two speaker
telephones equipped with dual lines, dataports and voice mail.
Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room, an indoor pool
and a whirlpool.
The hotel is situated off the Queen Elizabeth Way near the
Winston Churchill Boulevard exit. It also is a 15-minute drive west
of Pearson Airport and a 20-minute drive from downtown Toronto. The
property is near the Oakville Museum and Oakville Center for the
Performing Arts, downtown area, the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant
and the Xerox Corp.
To purchase tickets to Center for the Performing Arts headline
entertainment and upcoming shows, call (905) 815-2021. For
additional information or to make a reservation, call (800)
932-3322 or (905) 829-1145.