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DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener Opens Following $4 Million Renovation

Owned by Sunray Hotel Group, the new hotel offers comfortable accommodations and convenient access to business and shopping districts

KITCHENER, Ontario - Following a $4 million renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener opened its doors to guests this week. Owned by Sunray Group, a family-owned corporation and one of Canada’s fastest growing hospitality and development companies, the hotel will continue its development in the coming years, with 40 additional rooms expected to open in 2021 as well as the addition of a Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in 2022. Once complete, the dual-branded property will mark the hotel as the first mixed-use project in the Kitchener area. 

The property-wide renovation features revamped guest rooms and a complete overhaul of all public spaces, welcoming guests with contemporary furnishings and a modern interior design, in addition to a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in.

“The extensive renovation underscores our commitment to making Kitchener’s hospitality the obvious choice for regional, national and international travelers, as well as meetings and events planners,” said Carl Kitsios, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener. “The distinguishable strength behind the DoubleTree by Hilton brand allows us to position the hotel as the prime destination for both business and leisure travelers, with amazing amenities including an indoor saltwater pool, dining at Arbor Kitchen & Bar and 10,000 square feet of flexible meetings and events space.” 

All guest rooms boast soft lighting and contemporary artwork and have been redesigned to offer a DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® Sleep Experience bed, a 55” flat-screen HDTV, an adjustable work desk with an ergonomic chair and a digital clock with charging capabilities. The renovated guest bathrooms feature Crabtree & Evelyn amenities, granite countertops and heated floors.  

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener offers some of the largest meetings and events space in the region with 10,000 square feet of flexible space, accommodating up to 450 people for occasions ranging from board meetings to multi-day conferences. Meetings and events guests have access to state-of-the-art technology, stylish furnishings, exceptional service and a dedicated culinary team to make any event shine. After a day of meetings, guests can visit the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center or go for a swim in the indoor saltwater pool. 

For dining, guests and locals can visit Arbor Kitchen & Bar, the hotel’s restaurant featuring North American dishes with an international flare, to sip a cocktail, watch a game or relax by the fire. Menu items include breakfast, lunch and dinner options everyone can enjoy. Beyond the restaurant, room service is also available.

Only 85 kilometers from Toronto International Airport, the hotel boasts a prime location central to many area businesses in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. Guests visiting on leisure travel can spend an afternoon at Fairview Park Mall, visit the popular St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and check out family-friendly attractions, such as THEMUSEUM, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and African Lion Safari. Kitchener also hosts great seasonal events throughout the year, including the Ever After Music Festival, Oktoberfest, Kitchener Jazz Festival, Moparfest and Bingemans Festival of Lights.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener is located at 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener, Ontario, N2A 2N2. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website or call +1-519-893-1211.

About Sunray Group

Founded in 2006, Sunray Group is a family owned, multifaceted corporation specializing in hospitality and development. Sunray believes in the strength of brand equity. The group is successfully building an ever-increasing portfolio of award-winning brands, which include partnerships with Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Radisson, Best Western, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels. They have also developed prominent brands such as Tim Horton's, McDonald's, Fionn MacCool’s, Shell and Petro Canada. Sunray Group currently owns and operates 54 hotels and employs over 3,000+ talented individuals across Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland with many new developments on the horizon.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.  

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of over 680 hotels with more than 155,000 rooms across 56 countries and territories. For more than 55 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.