BURLINGTON, ONTARIO - Burlington Hotels Group Inc., a Burlington, Ontario-based company, has announced the ground breaking of the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, located at 1110 Burloak Drive. Conveniently connected to the 25,000 sq. ft. Burlington Convention Centre with an outdoor link, this new hotel will offer 135 guestrooms and suites with a Bistro Plus Restaurant & Bar, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverage services including Starbucks Coffee.
Frank Vismeg, Managing Director for Burlington Hotels Group and Burloak Hospitality Management Ltd., who is overseeing the hotel operations, has extensive international experience with Hilton Hotels, Sheraton and InterContinental Hotels Group, and a strong network of relationships with government, industry and service organizations. “We welcome this development in Burlington in our thriving Prosperity Corridor,” said Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring. “This Courtyard by Marriott Hotel will bring new jobs and guests to our city, which is good for our local economy and good for Burlington.”
“With this exciting Courtyard by Marriott project, we will be offering one of the world’s leading hotel brands to the Burlington, Oakville and QEW corridor, consisting of upscale facilities, impeccable accommodations, excellent culinary experiences, and professional and friendly service with a European flair,” said Frank Vismeg.
“We are very proud to be the first to bring the very successful Courtyard by Marriott brand to the Burlington/Oakville area and to finally meet the extraordinary demand for a first-rate hotel next to the Burlington Convention Centre,” said Jack Moreira, Owner of Burlington Convention Centre, and President of the Burlington Hotels Group Inc. and Burloak Hospitality Management Ltd. “After several years of planning, we are delighted to finally break ground on this exciting new addition to our property.”
The construction of the hotel will be undertaken by TriAxis Construction Limited, a well-respected construction management firm with over 25 years of experience and expertise in the industry.
“As Development and Construction Manager for the hotel, our professional and committed team will ensure that every aspect of the hotel is built to the highest quality and with utmost attention to detail, to meet or exceed the highest standards set by Marriott,” said Domenic Fuda, President of TriAxis Construction Limited and an equity partner in Burlington Hotels Group Inc.
“We are very excited to complement the high standard already established at the Burlington Convention Centre and thrilled to offer our guests first class accommodations and hospitality services right next door,” said Sonia Radunovic, Director of Operations & Event Consultant for the Burlington Convention Centre and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
“We’re excited that our partner Burlington Hotels Group is breaking ground and beginning construction on the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Burlington,” said Manlio Marescotti, Vice President of Development in Eastern Canada for Marriott International. “Projects such as these are driven by a solid increase in the demand for business and leisure travel in Ontario and they also reaffirm our commitment to delivering the best hotel development projects in the industry. The Courtyard by Marriott brand is one of 30 hotel brands in our global portfolio, and with over 1,000 hotels in 42 countries, the Courtyard By Marriott hotel brand in particular, is everywhere today’s traveller needs - or wants - to be.”
Mr. Vismeg is an active member of several professional associations including the International Hotel & Restaurant Association, CSAE, SKAL International and ORHMA. He has served on numerous associations in Burlington and Oakville, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary, and the Canadian Club of Halton Peel. Frank has received recognition for his contributions to the community from Canada’s prime ministers, Ontario’s premiers, ministers of tourism and the Mayor of Oakville. Has been selected as Hotelier of the Year 2004 and has received several awards including Award of Business Excellence 2003 for Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites and Oakville Conference Centre, and for Sheraton Hamilton Hotel in 2011.
Location, Location, Location: Located at 1110 Burloak Drive in Burlington, the 6-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel is conveniently located north of the QEW on the border with Oakville and Burlington, in one of the most prosperous areas of Halton Region, just 30 minutes from Lester B. Pearson International Airport or Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport, and 50 minutes from the Canada/U.S. border at Niagara Falls.