ATLANTA-BASED HOTEL Equities took another step deeper into Canada with a contract to manage a planned dual-branded Four Points by Sheraton and Residence Inn by Marriott in Langley, British Columbia. Construction of the property is expected to begin around the middle of this year with expectation to open in 2021.
Mitchell Hospitality owns the 258-room Four Points/Residence Inn. It will be among the few dual-brand hotels in the country, but the concept is growing in popularity.
“The dual-branded model is intended to attract a more diverse range of guests as well as meet the market’s increased demand for various types of accommodations,” HE Chief Development Officer Joe Reardon said.
The Four Points and Residence Inn sides of the property will be in two individual buildings joined by shared common spaces including the lobby, fitness and recreation facilities and nearly 8,000 square feet of event space. They also will share a restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, 24-hour market, guest laundry and a business center.
Nearby points of interest will include Fort Langley, Trinity Western University, Langley Event Centre and Sportsplex, Thunderbird Show Park and the Greater Vancouver Zoo. The hotel is near Trans Canada Hwy 1.
HE has established a regional office in Canada to oversee the company’s expansion in that country. The new dual-brand is its 10th development since entering the market last year.
HE has experienced significant growth in Canada over the past year, prompting the creation of a regional office. The new development is the firm’s tenth hotel addition since entering the Canadian market in early 2018.
The company also manages the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The 186-room hotel is the first Four Points in Georgia and features 4,500 square feet of meeting space and is three miles from the airport and within driving distance of the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center, the Atlanta Zoo, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Georgia International Convention Center.