News & Articles - Alberta

  • Sheraton Red Deer Hotel receives 2015 Action Hero Award for air quality initiatives

    Green meetings, sustainable menus and Meeting Impact Reports demonstrate hotel’s commitment to environment The Sheraton Red Deer Hotel is delighted to confirm that it is the recipient of the 2015 Action Hero Award from Alberta’s Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ). The award is presented to companies that are proactive with innovative strategies and programs to help air quality and the air people breathe. The hotel offers 241 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants and lounges, 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Centre, [email protected]

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  • IHG announces the Holiday Inn Sherwood Park – Conference centre to open in Alberta

    Hotel to open after $6 million renovation InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of a new 258-room Holiday Inn® – Sherwood Park – Conference Centre (LINKS TO: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/sherwood-park/yeasp/hoteldetail) hotel in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Located in the heart of the business district in Sherwood Park, just off the Yellowhead Trail, the hotel opens following a multi-million dollar investment in renovations by AUM Hotels Group. The hotel is within walking distance of popular restaurants and a short drive to Northlands, Rexall…

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  • Alberta bound

    Whether you are preparing an intimate corporate retreat or a full-scale conference or convention, most planners are seeking a one-of-a-kind destination for their events. When you expect to achieve maximum impact for your event dollar, head for the urban centres of Alberta, where a robust economy has lead to the development of new and upgraded facilities and accommodations to compete with the world’s best. Edmonton One of Canada’s most popular urban destinations and the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton combines…

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  • Alberta boasts Canada’s most expensive destination, survey shows

    The town of Jasper, located in the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta, is Canada’s most expensive summer destination based on its hotel cost. That’s the finding of a new survey from CheapHotels.org. The survey compared hotel rates for all destinations in Canada for this summer’s main travel period of July 1 to August 31. The rankings were determined based on the average cost of each location’s cheapest available double room. As such, the prices mentioned reflect the minimum amount travellers…

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  • Jasper, Alberta

    At over 385 kilometres from the nearest international airport in Edmonton, the small town of Jasper, Alberta (population 5,000) may not seem like the most intuitive choice for corporate event planners. Travel is a definite consideration.

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  • Big skies, open opportunities

    Picture the Canadian Prairies and you’ll most likely conjure up images of vast grasslands, wheat fields and big open skies. It’s an area known for its laid-back nature, friendly people and historic past. Centrally located in the heart of Canada, the Prairie Provinces include Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta – -all of which are easily accessible by plane, train and automobile. Therefore, meeting delegates looking for a convenient destination to do business are wise to choose the Prairies. However, the Prairies…

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  • The Prairies are a meeting goldmine

    By Jamie Zachary Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta thriving on booming economy From Winnipeg to Calgary and Lethbridge to Moose Jaw, the corporate meetings and events industry is booming in the Canadian Prairies. One visit to this diverse region proves why. Home to vast farmland, majestic mountains, bustling urban hubs and secret getaways, the region has a richness that is unique to Canada. Where else can you host a meeting in an 18th-century former trading post, and then lounge on one…

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