The New Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward, Ontario Officially Opens With Grand Opening Reception


SARNIA/POINT EDWARD, Ontario – May 18th, 2016

The scene was festive as Vrancor Group, a leading Canadian Hospitality and Development Company, celebrated the grand opening of its newest hotel, the six-storey, 95-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward by welcoming members of Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce at their popular Business After Five networking event. More than 200 guests including prominent city leaders, senior executives from Sarnia/Point Edward’s top corporations and travel influencers from local sporting, travel and event planning companies toasted the opening of the hotel, which is already rated #1 on the popular hotel review site, TripAdvisor. The hotel is the latest addition to the Hampton Inn by Hilton brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced hotels.

“As the first new build hotel option to open in the area in more than two decades, we are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from the business community, local residents and guests visiting the area” said Karen McQuade, Regional Director, Sales & Marketing, Vrancor Group. “Hampton is a globally recognized brand that is extremely popular with guests who seek a contemporary, fresh hotel experience and we are extremely proud to become a part of Sarnia/Point Edward’s business community,” said McQuade.

Grand Opening attendees included Mayor Larry McKenzie, Village of Point Edward who brought welcome remarks on behalf of the community and Council. Festivities included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, with participants including Mayor Larry McKenzie, Shirley deSilva, President & CEO, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, Amy Dykxhoorn, General Manager, Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward, Peter Tosh, Director of Operations, Hotel Capital Projects and New Builds, Vrancor Group, Karen McQuade, Regional Director, Sales & Marketing, Vrancor Group and Louis Jaketic, Operations Manager, Vrancor Group.

A great “sense of arrival” is experienced as guests are welcomed into a contemporary Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of modern seating and lighting options that appeals to both leisure and business travelers. Guestrooms are equipped with the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton bed®, 42-inch LCD flat-screen TV, microwave, fridge, spacious in-room desk and pod coffeemaker. All-white bathrooms with white quartz countertops are particularly eye-catching.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward also offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business centre with complimentary printing, flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 150 people, a fitness centre and a heated indoor pool. The hotel also provides free On the House® hot breakfast as well as Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday.

Hampton by Hilton team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service and anticipation of guests’ needs by providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property’s connection and support of its own community. The philosophy of Hamptonality pertaining to design is to capture the uniqueness of the local environment and to fully integrate these elements into finishes and artwork. Inspiration from Lambton County is proudly reflected in a striking colour pallet that incorporates greens, taupes and browns, with punches of colours including egg plant and saffron yellow. Artwork captures stunning images of the Blue Water Bridge and nature-inspired photography from the surrounding area.

With a soft opening in mid-February 2016, the hotel now provides 25 new hospitality jobs to the area.

About Hampton by Hilton
An award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with 2,080 properties totaling more than 207,000 rooms in 17 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit or

Vrancor Group is one of the top hospitality companies in Ontario and an award-winning leader in property management and development. Committed to smart growth, we effectively adapt to changing market demands in order to deliver market leading ROI. Vrancor’s experienced and diverse corporate team offers expertise in multiple disciplines including operations, finance, sales, marketing and human resources. We specialize in building, (re)developing and managing award-winning properties in Ontario. When it comes to hotel, residential or commercial spaces – we know our game, and are one of its leading players. We pride ourselves in creating a sense of uniqueness and individuality for each of our properties, something which has earned us a reputation for innovative leadership, sound judgment and extraordinary guest satisfaction. Visit for more information and connect with Vrancor at,,,

For further information on Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward, or any other Vrancor Group project, please contact:
Peter Tosh
Director of Operations, Hotel Capital Projects & New Builds
Vrancor Group
366 King Street West / Hamilton / Ontario / L8P 1B3
905 540 4800