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  • WhatsApp Releases Events Group Chat

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      WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature aimed at simplifying event planning within group chats. This integrated tool allows users to create and manage events directly in their conversations, eliminating the need for external planning applications. The feature offers a wide range of activities, from scheduling meetings to organizing social gatherings. Meta, WhatsApp’s parent company, developed this tool to address the potential confusion often associated with coordinating activities involving multiple participants. By keeping event details within the chat interface, the…

  • Post Hotel Honoured For Wine Program

      Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise has been honoured for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2024 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine. Post Hotel & Spa won the Grand Award, the program’s highest honour. “With one of Canada’s most prestigious wine cellars, The Post Hotel & Spa is honoured to receive the Wine Spectator Grand Award for the 23rd-consecutive year,” said wine director Julian Simard-Gillis. “With more than 20,000 bottles representing more than…

  • Parkside Hotel Signs Glasgow Declaration

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      The Parkside Hotel & Spa has become a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. This significant milestone marks The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s unwavering commitment to aligning its operations with global scientific recommendations and international agreements to combat climate change. The Glasgow Declaration is a unified call to action for all stakeholders within the travel and tourism sector to address the urgent need for climate action collaboratively. It encourages a shared commitment to reducing emissions…

  • MPE Expands into New Canadian Markets

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      Marketplace Events (MPE) announced the expansion of their Canadian business with the acquisition of 31 events from Master Promotions. The acquisition will take MPE’s Canadian business into 15 new Canadian markets and Alaska. “We’re absolutely thrilled about this acquisition,” said Mark White, CEO of Marketplace Events. “It’s a monumental step for us, bringing 31 incredible shows and expanding our presence into 15 new Canadian markets and Alaska. This deal not only increases our portfolio but also strengthens our ability…

  • Sheraton Gateway Named Leading Airport Hotel

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      The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport has received top accolades from the internationally recognized World Travel Awards. Located in Terminal 3 of Toronto Pearson Airport, the hotel has been named Canada and Ontario’s Leading Airport Hotel. The dual awards come just two years after a complete renovation for the popular hotel which features rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the runway, a dramatic art-filled lobby, a lively restaurant where the diverse flavors of Toronto are reflected…

  • New GM for Inn at Laurel Point

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      The team at Inn at Laurel Point welcomes Navid Sariolghalam as managing director and general manager. Bringing more than 40 years of extensive experience in the hotel industry, Sariolghalam has worked throughout hotel operations, from guest services to executive leadership across Canada. He looks forward to continuing to enhance service offerings and guest experiences at Inn at Laurel Point. Sariolghalam’s journey began as a valet at Le Meriden in Vancouver. He worked in various departments throughout the hotel to eventually…

  • O&B Hospitality to Operate Scotia Plaza

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      KingSett Capital has partnered with premiere restaurant and event group and caterer Oliver & Bonacini (O&B) Hospitality to manage and operate the 20,000-square-foot 68th floor at the top of Scotia Plaza in Toronto’s Financial District. The new space, which is expected to open by June 2025, will include a 10,000-square-foot meeting and event space available to both tenants and outside parties and a 10,000-square-foot exclusive tenant amenity area with incredible views of the city. The northern portion of the…

  • Air Canada Wins Big at Skytrax Awards

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      Air Canada has been recognized with the most awards of any Canadian airline at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, including for having the world’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge Catering and also the Best Cabin Crew in Canada. The carrier was also named the Most Family Friendly Airline in North America, Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering in North America, and Cleanest Airline in North America. “We are very pleased with the results of this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards due…

  • Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo Completes Renovations

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      Coast Hotels Limited celebrated the completion of an extensive, multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo, B.C. The newly re-imagined rooms and suites offer guests an elevated experience with a focus on sophisticated comfort, intuitive design, aesthetic appeal and unparalleled service. The full-service hotel’s guestrooms and suites have long been known for their stunning harbour and ocean views, but with these extensive renovations, guests will enjoy an even more refreshing and productive stay. The re-design also…

  • Jackle is New Regina Hotel Association CEO

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      Sandra Jackle will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the Regina Hotel Association RHA) on August 14, 2024. “Sandra brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record bidding on and hosting events which will be instrumental in steering our association towards achieving greater heights. Her leadership will be vital in realizing our vision for Regina as a premier destination for events,” said Jennifer Fontaine, chair of the RHA board. Jackle is a distinguished…

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