Northampton Group Inc.

Northampton Group Inc.

June 06, 2008 14:14 ET

Northampton Announces Opening of World's First aloft-Brand Hotel at Trudeau International Airport

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - Northampton Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NHG)(TSX VENTURE:NHG.DB), a leading Canadian hotelier, with its development partner Silver Hotel Group, today announced the opening of their new hotel, the aloft Montreal Airport. The opening of this hotel marks the global debut of the much-anticipated new lifestyle brand, aloft™ hotels by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., with upwards of 90 development projects in more than 10 countries already announced.

The sleek and dynamic 136-room hotel offers a wide range of appealing amenities - seamless technologies, warm and attractive public spaces, loft-inspired design - combined with a convenient location at the entrance to Trudeau International Airport, a mere 20 minutes from the style and sophistication of Montreal's downtown.

Part of Starwood's Vision of W Hotels series, the aloft Montreal Airport offers a fresh new approach to lodging. With hip urban design, a bright and airy feel, technology access everywhere, and public spaces that are designed to draw guests from their rooms to work, eat, play, and socialize, the aloft Montreal Airport has created a total sensory experience. Guest rooms feature nine-foot ceilings and huge windows, highlighting the platform beds and large, stylish bathrooms complete with oversized walk-in showers and bliss™ spa amenities. Each room is also a combination high-tech office and entertainment centre, with wireless internet, a large flat-panel TV screen, and one-stop connectivity solutions for all the myriad electronic gadgetry that modern travelers require.

The aloft Montreal Airport is the first entry in Northampton's new strategic development initiative, developed and built in conjunction with the Silver Hotel Group. The partnership has already announced the purchase of land for its next hotel in Vaughan, north of Toronto.

"Northampton plans to continue an aggressive expansion into under-serviced areas," said Vinod Patel, President and CEO of the Northampton Group. "The aloft Montreal Airport represents the essence of this expansion, targeting a younger demographic with flair and panache."

"With the aloft Montreal Airport, we have opened the door for a new type of hotel development and a fresh lifestyle brand," said Deepak Ruparell, President of the Silver Hotel Group. "We are pleased to have been the first of the aloft hotels globally."

About Northampton

Northampton Group Inc. is an integrated Canadian hotelier with ownership and management interests in 2,200 rooms in 17 hotels, with a selective strategic development program in place. Focused on creating the best return for all stakeholders, Northampton's proven, market-sensitive strategy is to acquire or build hotels that provide superior overnight accommodation in the mid-price market. Northampton has demonstrated that it excels in this sector, offering services that exceed expectations while still posting industry-leading margins.

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Contact Information

  • Northampton Group Inc.
    Vinod Patel
    (905) 629-9992
    (905) 629-9636 (FAX)