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  • Fairmont Banff

    Fairmont Banff Springs Getting a $35M Renovation

      The iconic Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta is embarking on a $35 million renovation starting in January 2022. The extensive renovation of the Royal Suite, Fairmont Gold rooms, select one and two bedroom suites, and terrace suites are anticipated to be completed in summer 2022. The refurbishment of all main building and conference centre guestrooms began in spring 2021 and are anticipated to be completed in spring 2023. The sophisticated newly renovated suites and guestrooms will provide guests with a…

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    Largest conference space opens on the Westshore

      A new multi-purpose 500-seat auditorium and academic space has opened at Royal Roads University (RRU) in B.C. The Dogwood Auditorium is the largest conference space on the Westshore and is available for public event bookings, starting in January 2022. “I’m delighted that the partnership between our government and RRU is bringing us the first conference centre of this capacity in Westshore. I am excited that we are getting a place to gather, learn and build our community,” said Mitzi…

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  • New Plans Unveiled for Two Events Venues in Metro Vancouver

    Plans for Metro Vancouver’s newest events and convention centre are coming into focus. Burnaby city council outlined a potential direction for the facility last week. With a total floor area of 196,380 square feet, the concept features a 60,000-square-foot hall that could be used for a single event or reconfigured into two separate spaces to allow events to take place simultaneously. Other areas of the proposed venue include approximately 40,000 square feet of atrium lobby and pre-function space, 27,000 square feet…

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  • Los Cabos International Convention Center celebrates grand reopening

    New conference center adds 72,000 square feet; expands Los Cabos capabilities to host diverse and dynamic world-class events Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) has unveiled the highly-anticipated and newly renovated convention center, marking a new era for Los Cabos as a premiere host destination for world-class events. The grand reopening coincides with the kickoff of the fifth annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) which will be held at the ICC from April 10 to 12, 2018. Highly regarded as one of the…

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  • Crescent Hotels & Resorts prepares to open the Staybridge Suites Vaughan, Ontario

    Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage and convert the Extended Stay Vaughan to a Staybridge Suites and will oversee the complete renovation and rebranding of the property. Crescent, based in Fairfax, Virginia is a nationally recognized operator of major hotels, resorts and conference centres throughout Canada and the United States. Crescent assumed management of the property on March 1, 2018, and renovations will begin immediately. The hotel will remain open and operate as Extended Stay Toronto Vaughan during the renovation and convert to…

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  • Food and beverage: What convention and conference centres typically do wrong

    By Jeff Dover Food and beverage is an important part of a meeting, conference or convention. Many delegates rate networking as one of or the key reason they attend, and much of the networking is done at meals or on breaks. Gala dinners can be another highlight. A facility with good food and beverage is important to event convenors when choosing a venue. For the venues, food and beverage is a key component of the offering. In some facilities which…

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  • The InterContinental Montréal inaugurates its A. & S. Nordheimer ballroom

    The InterContinental Montréal hotel has officially opened its new A. & S. Nordheimer ballroom in the Nordheimer Conference Center. For the occasion, nearly 200 guests will gather at the ballroom for a sumptuous cocktail. As part of this evening event, customers, tourism industry partners, as well as event and wedding planners will experience a journey through history – from 1888 to 2017. They will be introduced to this project – the new ballroom – and all the opportunities it offers. Covering an area of 3,365 square feet,…

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  • The International Centre expands complimentary WiFi solutions

    The International Centre is pleased to announce a significant expansion to its wireless Internet program with the addition of the Conference Centre and Aviation Ballroom as areas where WiFi is provided complimentary. The new offerings now cover nearly 39,000 square feet of additional flexible meeting space where attendees can connect freely and perform routine online tasks. The International Centre’s leading technology program already boasts existing complimentary WiFi in all of its lobby areas and Craft Eatery, the venue’s permanent restaurant.…

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  • Four Points London debuts conference centre expansion, three storey lobby and new restaurant

    The Four Points London in southwestern Ontario has completed a dramatic and elegant renovation of its lobby and public space, while expanding its convention centre footprint to be more appealing to a wider variety of corporate and social events. At the heart of the refurbishment is a dramatic new lobby and registration area plus 4,000 square feet of additional premium meeting space. An impressive three-storey lobby ceiling lets in lots of natural light. A second floor mezzanine surrounded by floor-to-ceiling…

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