Fortis Properties Corporation

Fortis Properties Corporation

October 27, 2005 16:08 ET

Fortis Properties Corporation: Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo to Expand

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 27, 2005) - Fortis Properties Corporation is pleased to announce the construction of an 11,500 square foot conference centre at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo. The new expansion will include a state-of-the-art ballroom, elegant reception areas, and additional private meeting rooms to complement the hotel's existing meeting space. Construction will begin shortly with completion slated for the spring of 2006.

"This expansion will address the current shortfall in conference space and support the growing needs of the community" said Jonathan Lund, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo. "We are excited for this opportunity to showcase our exceptional service and first class facilities, and to draw new conference business to the Waterloo region."

"The $2.4 million conference centre is part of an ongoing 3-year renovation and expansion plan" said Earl Ludlow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Properties Corporation. "Our investment reflects our confidence in both the economic growth of the market place and the abilities of the dedicated employees at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo."

The expansion to the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo will make the hotel one of the largest conference hotels in the tri-cities region. An award-winning hotel and market leader, the 183 room, full service hotel is also proud to boast its newly renovated executive guest rooms and suites; deluxe business accommodations featuring luxurious pillow top beds; a high-tech business centre; well equipped fitness facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools; superb dining; and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.

Fortis Properties Corporation is owner/operator of the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo. A subsidiary of Fortis Inc., Fortis Properties Corporation is a leading Atlantic-Canadian based company with holdings in commercial real estate, hotels, and hydro generation.

Contact Information

  • Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo
    Jonathan Lund
    General Manager
    (519) 894-8510
    Fortis Properties
    Erin Hiscock
    Communications Officer
    (709) 737-2927