KINGSTON, Ontario & RALEIGH, N.C.—Concord Hospitality Enterprises today announced that it has formed a joint venture with Select Hotel Group to acquire the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Concord also will assume management of the hotel. The 169-room hotel was developed from the ground up by the Melo Hotel Group on the site of the historic British American Hotel.
The hotel will embark on multi-million dollar refresh to the public areas. The lobby and front desk area will be enhanced with a market place and business center to make the space more interactive, and the fitness center will triple in size to meet the needs of today’s active travelers.
“With 11 hotels in our portfolio and several others in the pipeline, Concord has been increasingly active in Canada for some time, with a particular emphasis on Ontario,” said Mark Laport, president of Concord, in an announcement. “The Melo family and their associates have done a wonderful job developing and operating this hotel. With Concord’s emphasis on quality, integrity and contributing to the communities in which we operate, this hotel will be an important addition to our Canadian portfolio.”
“We have been watching the recent trends in both the hospitality business and the Kingston market very closely and believe now is the right time to transition the ownership of this hotel with a hospitality group with a reputation for excellent service,” said Venicio Rebelo, of the, Melo Hotel Group. “Select and Concord fit that bill perfectly.”
The Four Points by Sheraton Kingston is the city’s first 100 percent smoke-free hotel and features 169 guestrooms and suites with private balconies. The hotel also features the popular restaurant, Sizzle on Main. Each room is outfitted with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and complimentary high speed Internet service.