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Dora Hospitality to Manage First Tru by Hilton in Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN (May 14, 2018) – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is rolling out a game-changing hotel experience, Tru by Hilton, and the first to open in Indiana is going to be managed by the Dora Hospitality Group.

Tru by Hilton is being touted as “a revolutionary new brand that is simplified, spirited, and grounded in value for guests with a zest for life and a desire for human connection” and Hilton anticipates this reinvention of the mid-scale hotel segment will be wildly popular.  Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta states that “Tru by Hilton has the potential to become Hilton’s largest brand.”  It is certainly the fastest-growing pipeline in the hotel industry: more than 425 Tru hotels are currently in development, an impressive number, especially considering the first Tru hotel (Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport) was opened just 16 months after the concept launched at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).  Tru by Hilton Fort Wayne will be one of the first 40 Tru hotels to open across the country.
The Dora Hospitality Group is a third-generation hotel management company with over 60 years of experience in the industry.  The company, known for its “hands-on” attention to every property, develops and operates both branded and boutique hotels, with a focus on the Midwestern United States.  Vince Dora, President of Dora Hospitality, is thrilled to be at the forefront of this industry revolution.  “Tru by Hilton was conceptualized largely from owner and consumer feedback, and as a company, Dora Hospitality has always put the Guest Experience at the epicenter of every hotel development project or management contract; this collaboration just feels right.”

Dora Hospitality has recently hired Connie Wannemacher as General Manager, and they are currently in the process of building the team at Tru by Hilton Fort Wayne.  Formerly with Hampton Inn and Suites Fort Wayne, Connie already knows and loves working with Hilton, and is equally thrilled to be at the ground level of such a unique and exciting hotel concept.  

Located at 5345 Distribution Drive, at the northbound interstate 69 on-ramp from Lima Road, the 92-room Tru by Hilton Fort Wayne is slated to open mid-June 2018.  
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ABOUT CORPORATE Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.  Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
ABOUT TRU BY HILTON Tru by Hilton is a game-changing mid-scale hotel brand providing a simplified and spirited approach that is grounded in value for business and leisure travelers. The brand is modern and functional, offering social connectivity with re-imagined public spaces, including an open lobby comprised of four areas where guests can work, play, lounge, and eat. Designed to appeal cross generationally, guests enjoy complimentary amenities including a Build Your Own ‘Top It’ breakfast, coffee, and tea; smaller, more modern, and efficiently designed guestrooms with oversized windows for natural light; a multifunctional fitness center; and fast Wi-Fi. Premium snacks, light meal options and single-serve wine and beer are available for purchase at a 24/7 retail market. Tru by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Learn more at www.trubyhilton.com and connect with Tru by Hilton via social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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