2023

Hilton on the Green is back at the RBC Canadian Open

Being at the RBC Canadian Open every year is always a thrill. And for one night in 2023 I was lucky enough to have the shortest commute of anyone who attended the tournament – since I was staying overnight on the course.

The Hilton on the Green one-bedroom pop-up hotel room activation from last year was brought back again in 2023 with plenty of updates. Having seen the hotel at both the RBC Canadian Open and the CPKC Women’s Open last year, I was thrilled at the opportunity to spend a night in that very special spot!

Located just behind the fifth green at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, the Hilton on the Green pop up (which actually won Best Sponsor Activation in November at the LPGA Tour’s year-end meetings) features so many great touches from various Hilton properties around the world.

As Wednesday’s pro-am began to finish up, I made my way over to the fifth hole just in time for the golden-hour sunshine to kiss the front stoop of my room for the night. It’s a quaint and welcome atmosphere, with a goodie bag of special items sitting on the well-appointed mattress along with a robe – which I absolutely made use of both at nighttime and the next morning.

The mattress and the Frette linens were both from the Waldorf Astoria, and let’s just say that combination made for an elite snooze. The first thing that caught my eye as a feature was the Theragun and Therabody Wave Roller. I didn’t realize that nearly 50 percent of travellers say they prioritize physical wellness, so those two products are available at about a half-dozen various Hilton properties. After a long day of being hunched over a computer and walking 15,000 steps covering the best golfers in the world, a little session with my muscles got me feeling loose and relaxed for a quiet evening.

But first – the cookies. A full tin of the iconic DoubleTree chocolate-chunk cookies was waiting for me upon arrival and you better believe I tucked into one while watching the final on-course efforts happen right in front of me!

After an excellent sleep the maintenance crew had returned. It was Thursday morning, after all, and the RBC Canadian Open was nearly underway. I enjoyed a coffee via the in-room Nespresso machine (in my robe, of course!) while standing on the deck, taking in the glorious first-round morning.

Before long, breakfast had been delivered and it was time to shower, where I got to use some incredibly pleasant-smelling bath products (grapefruit, I think!) via Tempo by Hilton.

My overnight stay had come to its close, and all I needed to do was walk back to the media centre to begin my day.

After spending the night in it, it was no surprise to see why the Hilton on the Green was such a fun, award-winning pop up. The little touches were great, and now I can’t wait to experience them in a real Hilton property some time soon!