Four Points by Sheraton Under New Management

Concord Hospitality Enterprises 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 engaging, 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. “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.”

“Select has made this commitment with Concord because of the strong future we see in Kingston,” said Eric Spindler, managing director of Select Hotel Investment. “Joe Melo and his family have built a great hospitality business here, and we are looking forward to continuing that tradition with Concord.”

“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.”

Located at 285 King St. East, the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston is the city’s first 100 percent smoke-free hotel and features 169 guest rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking Kingston and Lake Ontario. 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. Just steps from Kingston’s many historic sites, the hotel gives visitors easy access to the world-famous 1,000 Islands, Confederation Trolley Tours and much more. Queen’s University, the Royal Military College and Kingston City Hall also are nearby.

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