IHG Opens Canada’s First Avid Hotel


IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its first Canadian Avid Hotels property in Vaughan, Ontario. Operating under the ownership of PI Cap, the Avid Hotel Toronto is the first to open of four planned properties across Canada for IHG’s newest Essentials brand.

“With more than 180 hotels currently open across the nation, and more than 40 in the pipeline, Canada remains one of IHG’s fastest-growing markets. We are honoured to work with PI Cap to introduce the ‘just right’ experience of our Avid hotels brand to the nation and the numerous travellers who visit Vaughan every day to enjoy the local attractions or conduct productive business. Additionally, this opening is just the beginning of what we expect will be positive and continuous growth for avid hotels across Canada,” said Jonathan Lund, regional vice president, Canada franchise performance support at IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Located just 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Avid Hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest features 119 rooms designed for reduced noise and sound sleep with high-quality mattresses and linens, a choice of firm or soft pillows, and blackout roller shades.

Guests additionally can enjoy grab-and-go options and fresh bean-to-cup coffee from avid hotels’ signature “Good all Round” breakfast bar, along with expanded in-room entertainment options through the IHG Studio  technology platform.

“We’re thrilled to open the first avid hotel in Canada. The Avid hotels brand is the perfect fit for the city of Vaughan and travellers in the underserved market looking for good-value, high quality accommodations. Our friendly hotel staff are ready to provide a warm welcome, and I know guests will enjoy the comfortable beds and grab-and-go breakfast during their stay with us,” said Sherjang Singh Rana, co-owner of PI Cap.




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