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  • Hotels Sue Insurance Provider for Denying COVID-19 Coverage

    Canadian hotels have launched a class action lawsuit against Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada for being denied insurance coverage for loss of business income related to the pandemic. In a statement of claim, Lerners LLP alleges Aviva is in breach of contract when it denied the hotels’ loss of business income coverage after the federal and provincial governments declared states of emergency, restricting their business due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This applies to all hotels who were insured under a…

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  • Montreal Apartment-style Hotel Flouts the Odds and Opens Amid Pandemic

    Montreal’s newest hotel has opened its doors to visitors, as occupancy rates at local hotels averaged only about 10 per cent in June because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Griffintown Hotel boasts a unique experience. It offers guests not simply rooms but complete one-bedroom and two-bedroom condo-style apartments in the 14-storey building. Ranging in size from 395 to 845 square feet, each of the 114 apartments is equipped with a full kitchen, living room, and clothes washer and dryer so guests…

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  • Luxury Hotel Planned for Halifax Waterfront

    A new five-star hotel is coming to Halifax’s waterfront. The 110-room hotel by the Armour Group is a key component of the Queen’s Marque development, designed by celebrated Nova Scotia architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. “Muir is a physical and spiritual manifestation of Nova Scotia, exploring materiality and craftsmanship of our past yet imparting a contemporary relevance,” says Scott Armour McCrea, president and CEO of the Armour Group. “Anyone who visits Muir will see this softly spoken in every detail.” Canadian designers…

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  • Can hotels cancel your concessions? Well, it’s complicated

    Hotel will provide the following concessions if at least 90 per cent of the minimum guestroom revenue is received and at least 100 per cent of the minimum food and beverage revenue is received… Concessions are benefits or value-added services that venues offer in exchange for the event host’s business and fulfilment of their contractual requirements. For event hosts, it feels great to negotiate potentially lucrative concessions as part of an event contract. Complimentary staff rooms, free wi-fi, discount parking…

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  • Red Roof enters the Canadian market in Calgary, Alberta

    Press Release Meeting the continuing and growing global demand for the brand, Red Roof is expanding its presence into the Canadian market, with its first property in Calgary, Alberta. The company has partnered with FANS International Hospitality Group, an international hotel management company, to grow the brand beginning with the conversion of a former Travelodge hotel property at Calgary Airport into a Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites. This is the first of multiple properties that Red Roof plans to convert in Canada, over the next…

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  • Redefining boutique hotels, Toronto’s The Anndore House is now open

    The Anndore House, Toronto’s most anticipated boutique hotel, is officially open. Located steps from Yonge and Bloor at 15 Charles St. E., The Anndore House is completely reimagined, designed for visitors wanting a unique downtown stay and locals seeking a stylish gathering place in the heart of the city. While the best of Toronto can be explored steps away, The Anndore House promises to be a sought-after destination with 113 chic guest rooms and suites on 11 floors. From a meal at Constantine, soulfully blending…

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  • World-class resort in Durham region set to proceed

    Integrated gaming and entertainment project to be a cornerstone of Durham Live development The transformative Durham Live entertainment and tourism destination is a step closer to development as the proponents of a premier casino resort at the site announced they will proceed towards municipal permitting. Durham Live is a major capital investment that is expected to create a total of more than 10,000 new local jobs, while bringing a multi-dimensional cultural, tourist and commercial centre to Durham Region. The Durham…

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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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  • Will market disruption make room blocks the next casualty?

    By Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM At a recent PCMA East Canada workshop in Ottawa, meeting professionals and business event suppliers came together to discuss room blocks. Consensus among the hotel sales representatives was that it is business as usual – if clients want the use of meeting space, they will be held to specific room blocks. These blocks will continue to be contracted with attrition clauses that mandate room and food & beverage revenue. Group business is the hotel’s base…

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  • Calgary Marriott Downtown offers the ultimate business travel experience

    Modern comfort and state-of-the-art business amenities make this redesigned hotel a business traveller’s dream come true Business meets leisure in the heart of the city at the Calgary Marriott Downtown. The recently redesigned Marriott hotel features innovative, business-friendly amenities, while maintaining its signature attribute of premium service and comfort. Guests can now work, unwind and relax in their updated suites designed with the business traveller in mind. The upscale Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel offers you the perfect professional setting to…

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