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  • Whistler Home to Canada’s Best Ski Hotel

    Pan Pacific Best Ski Whistler

      The World Ski Awards announced its 2021 winners, with Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside earning the prestigious title of Canada’s Best Ski Hotel for the ninth year in a row. The World Ski Awards is the premier awards program in global ski tourism. Each year, hundreds of thousands of travel professionals, skiers, hotel guests and media cast their votes for their favorite ski destinations and brands, with national categories including Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski…

  • GBTA Welcomes Senior VP Sustainability

    GBTA

      Delphine Millot has joined Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in the newly created role of senior vice president of sustainability. In this new role, Millot will lead GBTA’s initiatives to create a strong industry focus and public “voice” by working together with members, policymakers and other stakeholders to chart a course toward a more sustainable future for business travel. Areas of engagement include research and insights; industry and member programs, policy and advocacy; and education and certification, as well…

  • Kelowna Airport Receives $18M Funding

    Kelowna

      The federal government has announced more than $18 million in funding to help the Kelowna International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport. To help ensure safe airport operations for aircraft, passengers and crew, the airport will receive more than $15.2 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program to support: the expansion of the airport’s combined operations building; the replacement of sections of the terminal building roof; upgrades…

  • David McKenna Joins Rocky Mountaineer

    David McKenna

      David McKenna has joined Rocky Mountaineer as chief executive and president. A respected leader and innovator in the tourism industry, he was formerly president at the Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit where he led notable tourism expansion and acquisition projects in the Canadian Rockies. McKenna currently serves as the chair of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. As chief executive of the luxury train operator, he will not only lead the company in rebuilding the business from the impact…

  • Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Renamed

    Niagara

      Niagara Falls Canada’s landmark event, meeting and convention venue kicks off 2022 under the new name of Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC). The new name honours its iconic destination and Niagara Falls’ coveted reputation as one of Canada’s top international meeting and convention destinations. The naming rights expired in 2021 for the venue which was formerly referred to as the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  “The Niagara Falls Convention Centre name celebrates our iconic location in the world. This rightfully positions…

  • Marriott To Redesign Courtyard Hotels

    Marriott courtyard

      Courtyard by Marriott has launched a modern design evolution and robust renovation strategy for North America. More than 375 of the earliest generation hotels throughout the United States and Canada are expected to be modernized with exterior renovations by 2024, including prominent displays of the refreshed Courtyard logo. Many hotels are also expected to be complemented by new interior design in their public spaces and guest rooms. “Over 38 years ago, Courtyard was the first hotel brand specifically for…

  • Splash Report: Virtual, Hybrid Events to Stay

    splash

      A new research report by Splash, an event marketing technology company, reveals how event professionals, event attendees, and companies are adapting to disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, navigating new challenges, and preparing for a changed meetings and events industry in 2022. Based on a survey of 253 event professionals and 3,133 event attendees in the U.S., the Splash 2022 Outlook Report explores evolving trends in event strategies, event technology, budgets, and attendee attitudes. It also reveals changes in the…

  • David Curell Joins The Josie Hotel as GM

    The Josie Hotel has announced Kelowna native and avid skier David Curell as the new general manager at Rossland’s boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel. Regularly ranked among the best ski hotels in North America, the 106-room property sits at the base of RED Mountain Resort, the legendary, independent, 3,850-acre (1,558-hectare) winter and summer playground. Home to The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge, The Josie Hotel will be the third B.C. hotel in the Marriott’s Autograph Collection and is the ninth Canadian hotel…

  • Curio Hilton set for Toronto’s Distillery District

    curio

      Easton’s Group of Hotels has announced it will build Canada’s only Curio by Hilton, at the entrance of Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Located at 60 Mill St., the project will be the last remaining heritage building to be re-purposed in the district. Rising 31 storeys, the full-service hotel will preserve the heritage building’s exteriors as its base three floors and will offer 288,000 sq. ft. of floor area, including 392 guest rooms, conference spaces and a rooftop bar and restaurant. The project…

  • Wintergarden Hotel Planned for Victoria

    Wintergarden

      The Wintergarden Hotel in Victoria, B.C. will offer 128 hotel suites, along with a glass and timber ground-floor terrace, restaurant, bar and cafe. Developer Merchant House Capital received approval for Montrose-Wintergarden, the heritage designation and renovation of the historic Montrose apartments, and the approval of the 20 storey, 100,000 square foot Wintergarden Hotel. Located at the intersection of Fort and Blanshard Streets within the Core Business District, Wintergarden represents the first hotel proposal for Victoria in 20 years at a…

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