Tru by Hilton in Rockwall, TX celebrated its official groundbreaking on Thursday, January 30. The hotel is situated on a bluff with views of Lake Hubbard, and offers convenient access to the Harbor District of shops, restaurants and a movie theatre. Co-owner Bill Margaritis and Mark Ricketts, President and COO of McNeill Hotel Company, made the announcement.
Tru by Hilton is a game-changing new brand from Hilton, grounded in value for both business and leisure travelers. Tru by Hilton offers smart and efficiently designed guest rooms, as well as reimagined public spaces for cross-generational appeal. The brand’s complimentary amenities include a customizable breakfast toppings bar; mobile check-in and Digital Key available through the Hilton Honors® mobile app; and free WiFi.
The four-story, 98-room select-service Tru by Hilton Rockwall will feature a multifunctional fitness center; and an outdoor pool with an outdoor seating area and firepit. Construction is already underway and Tru by Hilton Rockwall is expected to open in Fall 2020.
“Tru by Hilton provides a new hotel experience for guests at a great value. With a re-imagined contemporary design, guests will have a high-quality and comfortable place to stay with modern touches, and service with a smile,” Margaritis said.
Rockwall, TX, with a population of nearly 40,000 is northeast of Dallas and a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Tru by Hilton Rockwall is just south of Interstate 30, close by the Lake Ray Hubbard lakefront and the Texas Health Hospital. Nearby attractions include a Bass Pro Shop and the Lake Harbor Lifestyle Center. Major employers include L-3 Technologies, a leading defense contractor; Whitmore Manufacturing Co. and Channell Commercial.
“We have a valued partnership with the Hilton brand and are pleased to add our first Tru by Hilton to our property management portfolio,” said Ricketts. “Rockwall is an outstanding community with strong demographics and employment base, excellent transportation access and an important lifestyle and recreational component.”
McNeill Hotel Investors and McNeill Hotel Company already own and manage 25 select service hotels across the Southeast, the Midwest and Mountain West States, with several additional properties in the acquisition and development pipeline.
About McNeill Hotel Company
Headquartered in Germantown, Tennessee, McNeill Hotel Company is built on a foundation of trust, pursuit of excellence and a philosophy of “people serving people.” The firm focuses on select-service hotels with a growth strategy based on a mix of new hotel development, meaningful acquisitions and third-party management agreements. The company is an approved franchisee for both Marriott and Hilton. Phillip McNeill, Jr. and Mark Ricketts, the company’s principals, are 2nd generation hoteliers with over 60 years of combined institutional experience in the hotel industry, encompassing nearly every discipline of the business. For more information, visit www.mcneillhotels.com
About Tru by Hilton
Tru by Hilton is a game-changing hotel brand with 100 open locations across North America where guests don’t have to compromise between a consistent, fun and affordable hotel stay. Spirited, simplified, and grounded in value, Tru by Hilton is designed for cross-generational appeal, with a large, reimagined public space where guests can work, play, lounge, and eat. Efficiently designed modern guestrooms feature a rolling desk, oversized windows for natural light, and bright, spacious bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary amenities, including a build-your-own ‘Top It’ hot breakfast with both healthy and indulgent items and more than 35 toppings, a multifunctional fitness center, and fast WiFi. Premium snacks, light meal options and single-serve wine and beer are available for purchase at the 24/7 Eat. & Sip. market. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more at www.trubyhilton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/trubyhilton, and connect with Tru by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Submitted press release by Ken Parish, McNeill Hotel Company, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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