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  • Ascend Hotel Opens in Kamloops

    Press Release Choice Hotels Canada has opened Canada’s first new-build Ascend Hotel Collection property in Kamloops, B.C. — The Hue. The 36-room, six-storey boutique hotel offers upscale, modern guestrooms, interiors and amenities designed to suit the needs of business and leisure travellers. “We have eagerly anticipated the opening of this hotel since it went into development,” says Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada. “This is an exceptional new-build hotel that we believe will offer a guest experience unlike anything else in…

  • Ruth’s Chris Reopens at Hilton Toronto

    Press Release Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s first Canadian location, which opened in 1995 in the Toronto Hilton Hotel, has reopened following renovations. Toronto-based DesignAgency designed the re-vamped 6,727-sq.-ft. restaurant, which now features a warm, modern approach to the brand’s signature style. The redesigned space also includes new private function rooms with A/V equipment, including built-in TV and Internet access. “We used classic cues and elements for which Ruth’s Chris is known, like their wine displays, service, table set-up and decor.…

  • This New Toronto Hotel’s Long List of Luxury Services Makes It Hard to Leave

    Press Release Hotel X Toronto combines urban style with resort-style luxuries. Toronto is in the throes of a lodging boom; a much-talked-about hotel seemingly opens every week. With such a crowded landscape, standing out is key to a newcomer’s success. The Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, located across the waters of Lake Ontario from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport —roughly 10 minutes from the heart of the city—doesn’t put its guests right where the action is. For those…

  • B.C. hotel activity stays strong as the sector languishes in Alberta

    Press Release Revenue slows but still grows in tourism-heavy B.C., while oil-hit Alberta struggles to fill rooms Hotel activity in Canada may have flattened over the past year, but a key takeaway from the Western Canadian Lodging Conference at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver last week was that B.C. can thank an active conference and tourist trade for another good year. B.C. hotels saw growth of revenue per available room (RevPAR) drop from a lofty 10 per cent to just 3 per…

  • Swoop Takes Off with Five New Direct Flights from Winnipeg

    Beginning today, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., launches a series of inaugural flights from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), starting with a direct flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) departing at 8 a.m. CST.

  • Edmonton Convention Centre Release Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

    On November 5, the Edmonton Convention Centre released its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan—committing to implementing operational and behavioural changes that will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 per cent by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2035 (from 2018 levels).

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal launches Palais Boréal

    The push for sustainable operations is being felt in every sector. That includes the meeting and events industry, where Montréal’s Palais des congrès convention centre is blazing a trail for carbon-neutral venues through its Palais Boréal initiative. “We’re all well aware of the environmental costs of organizing events, whether it’s the ecological toll of travel or the resources and waste involved in hosting crowds,” says Robert Mercure, Palais des congrès CEO. “At the same time, we’re also all aware of…

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