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Hilton Announces Canada Expansion Plans



Canada is seeing an upswing in tourism and Hilton is planning on capitalizing by adding more hotels from some of their trusted most brands – Canopy by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Tru by Hilton.

Already Hilton makes up about 22% of the hotel market in Canada with almost 70 hotels, made up of 8,000 hotel rooms. But plans to expand over the next four years will see an increase to these numbers.

Canopy by Hilton will make its debut in 2022 in Toronto – Yorkville. At the intersection of upscale retail shops and lively culture, the hotel aims to provide guests with experiences centered around the area both on and off the property. Canopy by Hilton is known for catering to their guests without charging for extras.

The Canopy by Hilton hotels are known for their bright and airy spaces, being inspired by their local neighborhoods and attention to detail. Other cities that are in the process of opening new Canopy by Hilton hotels are Hangzhou, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Paris – Trocadero and Quartier Latin, France; Venice, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and more.

The Tapestry Collection by Hilton is still a fairly new channel for the brand. But with plans to open three hotels Moncton, Mississauga and Calgary it’s full-steam ahead for the chic and energetic hotel chain. While each location adds their own unique flair, it’s not uncommon to see these hotels in unique spaces – like in a converted 1922 fifty-eight room hotel at the Hotel Skyler Syracuse in New York; in centralized locations – like at The Graham Washington DC Georgetown in one of DC’s well-to-do neighborhoods; or with great views – like the Great Smoky Mountains at Black Fox Lodge Pigeon Forge in Tennessee.

Ten Tru by Hilton hotels are set to open their doors by the end of 2021. Many of these are located within the Ontario area. Tru by Hilton hotels offer a relaxing and comfortable environment at an affordable price with their well-loved amenities like the build-your-own “Top It” breakfast bar, digital check-in and the benefits of being a Hilton Honors member.

The All Suites Brands by Hilton has also announced plans for their 30th Canadian hotel – Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown. And the ever-growing Full Service and Focused Service brands – DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton – are also making plans for twenty-five new hotels throughout Canada.

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Three Sandos Resorts Ideal for Family Vacations



While most Sandos Hotels & Resorts properties are already family-friendly, the brand is particularly proud of three of its resorts that are truly exceptional when it comes to creating incredible getaways for the entire family. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that each of its all-inclusive resorts sits upon some of the most breathtaking beaches to be found throughout Spain and Mexico.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, resort designers wisely asked themselves the question “Why should kids have all the fun?” when it comes to exciting, fun, refreshing water park adventures. Tucked away amid the magical Mayan jungle, a water park awaits guests of all ages, so kids and adults can enjoy the aquatic experience together!

And, of course, entry is included in your rate of stay. A total of 29 exhilarating water slides promise to get the adrenaline going as you zoom downward at full speed before splashing into the cool waters of the pool.

While popular, the water park isn’t Sandos Caracol’s only kid-friendly attraction. Amid the lush jungle, there’s also an animal farm filled with various exotic species that are native to the surrounding Riviera Maya region, where kids can learn about and interact with fascinating creatures.

The plentiful landscape also affords almost endless eco-activities just outside the resort, such as cool, crystal-clear freshwater cenotes where you can float as turtles swim beneath you and monkeys swing through the treetops overhead.

PHOTO: Biking at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. (photo via Sandos Hotels & Resorts)

Sandos Playacar

At Sandos Playacar, also located on the stunning white sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region (this time in Playa del Carmen), an absolute wealth of family-focused amenities awaits guests as soon as they arrive on property.

The resort’s newly-designed family pool area, mere steps from the beach, incorporates a delightful children’s water park, infinity pool and oceanfront snack bar. The whole family can relax together thanks to different age-appropriate elements combined in one location. There’s also a full program of fun and activities designed for pool and beach play.

When the adults do want some time to themselves, the Kids Club stands ready to entertain and care for guests from four to twelve years old with a full day’s worth of supervised, fun activities. There’s even the Lite Teen Club for the older youngsters (thirteen through seventeen), offering video and arcade games, air hockey, pool tables, a dance floor, non-alcoholic bar and nightly themed parties, where guests can mingle and meet new friends their age.

Near the center of the resort, a nine-hole miniature golf course holds the potential to pit adults against kids in a friendly competition, as guests attempt to putt their way through the quirky paths and tricky inclines, declines and ball-mazes that make the game so much fun!

All the while, tropical birds, butterflies and swaying branches dance about overhead. After dinner, an evening filled with live entertainment for the whole family awaits, as the Gran Plaza outdoor stage comes alive with captivating performances.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, Mexico
PHOTO: Family dining at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, Mexico. (photo via Sandos Hotels & Resorts)

Sandos San Blas Eco Resort

Finally, Sandos San Blas Eco Resort offers a singular experience on breathtaking Tenerife island, one of the Spanish-owned Canary Islands off the coast of Northern Africa. The five-star resort is immediately adjacent to the San Blas Environmental Reserve and is the perfect choice for a family vacation that blends relaxation and recreation with nature. Here, families can come together while embarking on activities and adventures that can be found nowhere else.

The onsite lake is ideal for kayaking or canoeing, while the beach also offers adventurous guests kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling options, as well as scuba-diving organized through the in-house dive center.

The incredible, subtropical San Blas Environmental Reserve provides excellent mountain biking, jogging or trekking routes, opportunities for outdoor walk-and-yoga sessions or observing the landscape under star-filled skies. Or, simply set out upon an exploration as a family of the island’s untouched natural wilderness and discover its unique flora and fauna.

The resort itself boasts eight swimming pools—five freshwater and three saltwater pools, two of which are great for kids. There are also activities designed especially for kids, with daily schedules featuring treasure hunts, face painting, pool games, video games and arts and crafts, among others.

Teens, meanwhile, can take part in activities best suited to older minors, such as climbing, kayaking, football, sand-soccer, badminton, pool games and more.

For the adults, two distinct golf courses, Amarilla Golf and Golf del Sur, both Atlantic Ocean-adjacent, offer challenging courses set amid spectacular scenery. Golf del Sur boasts three competition courses, featuring volcanic black-sand bunkers, massive greens and two trying water hazards. Amarilla Golf’s eighteen holes are set amid a gorgeous landscape situated beside the ocean, boasting beautiful native flora that’s being preserved thanks to its Biosphere Golf certification.

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