The Dallas Stars Sister Company Opens New Hotel in Plano, Texas, Its First in the United States

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northland Properties Corporation, owner of Sandman Hotel Group, the Dallas Stars, and the Texas Stars, is proud to announce the official opening of Sandman Signature Plano – Frisco Hotel, the company’s first hotel in the United States. The opening of this new 4-star hotel signifies the latest in a multitude of openings for the fast-growing Vancouver-based full-service hospitality leader, which is actively growing its footprint in Canada, the UK, and the US.

“We are very proud of Sandman Signature Plano – Frisco Hotel and are excited about introducing our true Canadian hospitality to the Lone Star State,” said Tom Gaglardi, President and CEO of Northland Properties Corporation. “For over 50 years, service and comfort have been staples in our business, and that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do in the US to ensure every guest’s stay is enjoyable and of great value.”

Breaking into the American market was the next logical step for Sandman Hotel Group, who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, as the Canadian hospitality company has deep-rooted connections in Texas. Not only does Gaglardi have family in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, he spent a lot of his childhood in Texas as his mother grew up in Longview.

“My mother’s a Texan and met my dad at college in Longview, Texas, so half my family is in Texas. As a kid, I would visit my grandparents every summer and every Christmas which is why Texas has such a special place in my heart,” said Gaglardi.

In 2011, Gaglardi jumped at the opportunity to purchase the Dallas Stars along with 50% of the American Airlines Center. With his love and connection to the Lone Star State, it was the perfect fit for both Gaglardi and the NHL team. A few years later, in 2014, Gaglardi expanded his reach in the southern state and purchased the Texas Stars—Dallas’ American Hockey League affiliate—a decision he called a ‘natural move’.

“The significance and location of this new property makes this the perfect hotel asset for us,” said Gaglardi. “This is a fantastic market for us to grow into, and we are incredibly proud that our first American hotel is here in Plano.”

Offering easy access to Dr Pepper Arena (home of the Dallas Stars practice facility), Ford Center at The Star (home to the Dallas Cowboys Football Operations), numerous conference centers, and a short drive to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Sandman Signature Plano – Frisco Hotel is situated on the border of Plano/Frisco and surrounded by sports venues, conference facilities, golf courses, shopping centers, and restaurants.

Each of the 233 beautifully designed guest rooms, including family, corporate, and executive suites, offer the perfect setting to unwind. Two on-site restaurants, Moxie’s Grill & Bar (currently open) and Shark Club Sports Bar Grill (opening March 2019), an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, two hospitality lounges, and a state-of-the-art fitness center are a few of the amenities to provide the ultimate in service, comfort, and style unique to this well-appointed hotel.

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For further information, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Kayla Hepworth   
Northland Properties Corporation    
Ph: 604.730.6664

About Northland Properties Corporation

Northland Properties Corporation is a 100% privately-owned Canadian company with head offices in both Vancouver and Calgary. Northland is the parent company of Sandman Hotel Group, The Sutton Place Hotels, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Shark Club Sports Bar Grill, Denny’s Restaurants of Canada, Chop Steakhouses, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League, and various other companies including a real estate division.

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