Hilton grows Tru portfolio in Florida, Ohio

The Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center is owned by Epelboim Development Group and managed by Highgate. Photo credit: Hilton (Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center)

Hilton has added new properties to its rapidly growing Tru portfolio. 

The Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center—close to the Orange County Convention Center, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal—is owned by Epelboim Development Group and managed by Highgate.

The 259-room hotel offers mobile check-in and Digital Key to maintain safety standards. The 2,880-square-foot lobby includes areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, along with a 24/7 market with snacks and drinks. The lobby bar will offer happy hour and light fare each night, and the hotel has partnered with Crooked Can Brewing Company to provide its “Tru Bru” beer on tap, Florida Sunshine Lager. Other public spaces include 2,200 square feet of flexible meeting space, an outdoor heated pool and a complimentary fitness center.

In Ohio, Hilton has opened the dual-brand Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton Columbus Grove City, close to Pinnacle Golf and Country Club and Berliner Sports Park

The four-story property, developed and owned by Indus Hotels, has 182 rooms, split evenly with 91 Tru by Hilton rooms and 91 Home2 Suites rooms. In addition to designated lobby and dining areas, the property also has shared amenities like an indoor pool, Spin2 Cycle fitness center and an outdoor terrace with a firepit. The property also has 729 square feet of meeting space.

The Home2 Suites portion has all-suite accommodations with full kitchens and modular furniture as well as Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area, Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items and the Inspired Table complimentary daily breakfast.

The Tru by Hilton part of the property has a 2,880-square-foot lobby with areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, along with a market for snacks and drinks.