“Our swimming pool and slide are certainly one of the biggest features that will set us apart from other hotels in the market,” says the general manager of the newest hotel in the area.
Microtel Inn & Suites, Aurora’s newest hotel, is now open to guests.
Currently in a smooth launch period, the second of two hotels in town celebrated its newly established community roots by honoring two organizations that have even deeper roots in Aurora.
On Thursday, MasterBUILT Hotels honored both Aurora Food Pantry and CHATS (Community and Home Assistance to Seniors) with significant donations for their operations.
The donations were made through MasterBuilt’s Common Ground program, which collects donations to redistribute funds to the communities in which they operate.
Hotels under the MasterBUILT umbrella can choose up to three local charities, which are then voted on by the community to receive the donation. Funds are raised through guest stays with an optional room charge of $ 2 per night.
“We are very proud to be able to support the community and the incredible work you do in the community,” said Leanne Wood, Sales Manager of Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, addressing the members of the Food Board of Directors. Pantry, Chris Neal and Maureen Casey.
In turn, Casey, on behalf of Board Chair Allison Stewart, thanked the hotel.
“I want to thank MasterBUILT Hotels and Common Ground for your very generous donation, it’s wonderful,” said Casey. “”
Microtel, which is located on Goulding Avenue just off Don Hillock Drive in the southeast quadrant of Leslie Street and Wellington Street East, has 108 rooms in various configurations, a conference room, which makes homage to the York Regional Police dog unit, whose home base is located next to the hotel, as well as fitness and swimming facilities.
“Our swimming pool and waterslide is definitely one of the biggest features that will set us apart from other hotels in the market,” said Tsungayi Chigwamba, general manager of Aurora’s Microtel location. “Our fitness center is open 24 hours a day, we serve a full hot breakfast in the morning for our guests, and most mid-range budget hotels usually offer a cold breakfast. Our customers have access to printing facilities in our business center, as well as fax facilities which can be performed here free of charge for our customers.
“This is our first hotel in the GTA and we really wanted to have a hotel in the GTA market. Master BUILT is growing. We aim to have 75 Microtels by 2036, so we’re excited about that. Come and enjoy a stay at the Microtel. We are designed efficiently and we also have some great amenities for you to enjoy during your stay with us. We look forward to people coming to have a pleasant and wonderful stay with us here. ”
Microtel is the second hotel to join Aurora Market after the opening of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, which opened just up the street off Highway 404 last fall. Both are located down the corridor of Leslie Street Business Park, and a third hotel is slated to open in the area in the coming years.
A date has not yet been set for the official opening of Microtel, but Chigwamba says it will be in the “near future”.