The Journal Record
By Journal Record Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday, Hilton Worldwide broke ground in Oklahoma City on the new Tru brand’s second property. Gov. Mary Fallin addressed the crowd. Mayor Mick Cornett and Councilman Larry McAtee also attended.
The 86-room Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport, 5 miles from the Will Rogers World Airport at 802 S. Meridian Ave., will open in spring 2017. The hotel will employ 20 people.
“We are proud to have partnered with Hilton from the very beginning as part of a group of owners who advised on the creation of the brand and to bring one of the first Tru by Hilton properties to market, right here in Oklahoma City,” Champion Hotels CEO Champ Patel said in a press release. “Tru by Hilton is going to transform the midscale category by virtue of its innovative offering at a very desirable build cost, and will certainly bring fresh energy and options to Oklahoma City’s guests.”
Hilton Worldwide has 70 approvals and 172 more deals committed or in progress, up from 130 hotels in January when the brand launched.