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  • 1 Hotels puts down Roots in Toronto with Sustainable Sanctuary

    1 Hotel Toronto celebrated its grand opening Aug. 4, with news that 2,021 trees will be planted throughout the city by Tree Canada in commemoration of the occasion. “We are proud to bring a new level of service and luxury hospitality experience to the city, and through the planting of trees, mark our commitment to the local community and environment,” says Mark Scheinberg, founder of Mohari Hospitality. 1 Hotel Toronto is a partnership between Mohari Hospitality and mission-driven, sustainable luxury…

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  • Experiential Agency Adopts Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Events

    Toronto experiential agency Event Circle has launched rapid COVID-19 testing for corporate and private events. The company says the goal of introducing the Health Canada approved testing is to help clients ease back into the world of events safely now that Ontario is in Stage 3 of its reopening plan. Trained on-site nurses will collect and complete SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigen tests for all staff and guests as they enter an event. The process consists of a painless, shallow nasal…

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  • Restored Toronto Hotel to Reopen in Fall

    Park Hyatt Toronto will reopen this September, after undergoing major renovations that closed the hotel for almost four years. “Through the evolution and restoration of Park Hyatt Toronto, exceptional personalized service remains the heart of this remarkable transformation,” says the hotel’s general manager, Bonnie Strome. “We are proud to welcome guests back to the reimagined Park Hyatt Toronto with services from the hotel’s illustrious past, while proudly introducing new experiences for its much anticipated future.” The reimagined hotel will debut…

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  • Hazelton Hotel Welcomes New General Manager

    Toronto’s first luxury boutique hotel has a new general manager. Gaurav Dutta will oversee the Hazelton’s day-to-day operations and performance in his leadership position. “I am moving into this exciting chapter and role with an incredible team of hospitality experts and a strong existing relationship with our guests and residents,” says Dutta. “Together, we will have the opportunity to build on our success, heighten our service excellence and preserve the exceptional culture of our establishment.” Dutta joined the Hazelton in…

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  • Futuristic Venue Slated for Toronto’s CNE Grounds

    Toronto’s Exhibition Place will be the site of a new entertainment venue and hotel complex, according to plans revealed by Overactive Media. Designed by Populous, the futuristic building will deliver an iconic architectural presence along the city’s waterfront and reflect a modern expression of a new age theatre for sports and entertainment. “The design was neither conceived as a sports arena nor an opera house; rather, a new typology that creates a merger of the old and the new,” says…

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  • Toronto Hotel Debuts Fresh Look after Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

    The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport reopened its doors Jan. 11, after completing a $20 million renovation. The transformation marks a new beginning for the hotel, which looks forward to hosting conferences and meetings when the need resumes. “The hotel is one of the largest airport hotels in the market and now the most modern,” says Sukhdev Toor, president of Manga Hotels, which owns and operates the Crowne Plaza. “The renovation and undertaking of this new look and design was extensive…

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  • Five Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2021

    Canada’s hotels have been hammered by COVID-19, with occupancy rates falling as low as 18.8 per cent during the first full week of April 2020, so news of vaccine readiness in November was welcomed by the industry. As immunizations now rollout, there’s renewed hope that existing hotels will recover losses this year and new ones won’t have to offer the deep discounts that have become all too commonplace to fill suites. But although optimistic, there’s no certainty this will be…

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  • MTCC Recognized for Sustainability by Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). “We are very pleased to be recognized for operating a world-class facility that is committed to sustainability,” says MTCC president and CEO, Lorenz Hassenstein. Every year, MTCC redirects 90 per cent of event waste from landfill by recycling and donating food and materials to local charities. The centre’s charity partners, including Scott Mission,…

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  • New Lakefront Hotel Marks First for Upscale Brand

    Toronto welcomed a new hotel this month with the opening of Radisson Blu. Located along the waterfront in the city’s core, this is a first for the upscale brand. “As the world gears up to travel again, we are accelerating the growth of Radisson Blu with a series of openings starting with Toronto, which also marks the brand’s entrance into Canada,” says Aly El-Bassuni, COO, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “This hotel expertly highlights the vibrant and energetic local cultures of…

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  • Managing Matters Ranks Among Canada’s Top Growing Companies

    A Toronto-based association and event management company has made the Globe and Mail’s coveted list of the boldest businesses in the country. Managing Matters is among Canada’s top 400 growing companies, which encompasses various sectors. It placed 377 with a three-year growth of 75 per cent. This is the second year in a row the company has made the list. Launched in 2019, the program’s goal is to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada, by identifying and amplifying the success of…

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