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  • Montréal Sees Strong Event Activity

    Montréal

      The Palais des congrès de Montréal made a major recovery in 2022 with 280 events being held at the centre, and more than 450 hosted city-wide. Between January 1 and December 31, 2022, the Palais welcomed more than 500,000 visitors and delegates to its spaces. Tourisme Montréal estimates the economic impact of business tourism to have been nearly 270 million dollars for the island of Montréal. “2022 marked the reboot that our industry had been so eagerly awaiting. Throughout the year, the Palais…

  • Main Street Hospitality Adds Hotels

    Main Street

      Main Street Hospitality has assumed the management of two new hotels: Chebeague Island Inn on Chebeague Island, Maine, and Port Cunnington Lodge in Dwight, Ontario. The addition of the two destination properties marks a significant milestone for Main Street, whose portfolio now includes nine hotels across New England and Canada. Built on three generations of hospitality leadership, Main Street Hospitality is a family-owned, female-led company focused on preserving properties with rich histories and strong ties to their local communities.…

  • Marriott Partners With Groups360

    Marriott

      Marriott International and Groups360 announced the launch of Instant Booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. Marriott International is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360 to offer the “Instant Book” functionality for both guest rooms and meeting space at scale on GroupSync Marketplace, providing planners with a streamlined booking process at the click of a button. As the meetings and events landscape becomes more dynamic, many planners are currently challenged…

  • Coast Appoints Director Development

    Coast

      Coast Hotels Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of APA Hotel Canada, Inc. and one of North America’s fastest-growing and one of Canada’s largest hotel brands, announced the appointment of David Ferguson as director, development. In his new role, he will focus on growing Coast Hotels’ portfolio of franchised and managed hotels in North America specifically targeting Canada to support the company’s exponential growth strategy. “On behalf of everyone at Coast Hotels, we are delighted that David has taken on this…

  • Ace Hotel Group Bought for $85M

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      Sortis Holdings is acquiring operator Ace Group International for $85 million, along with its management company, Atelier Ace. With the acquisition, Sortis will be ushering in a new chapter for the iconic brand in an era of cultural collaboration, innovation, and conscious growth, for both the company and the Ace Hotel brand at large. “The Sortis platform is rooted in innovation, purpose, and impact, and aims to foster consumer brands that are at the forefront of culture,” said Paul Brenneke, executive…

  • Pickering Casino Resort Hotel Opens

    Pickering

      The brand new 275-room Pickering Casino Resort Hotel by Great Canadian Entertainment has opened in downtown Toronto. The hotel is located within the Pickering Casino Resort, a new $500M premier entertainment destination featuring a 96,000 sq. ft. casino, Great Canadian Sportsbook, dining venues, a 2,500-seat theatre and event space, and flexible meeting space. The brand-new hotel’s 275 well-appointed guest rooms range from 388 sq ft to 775 sq ft, including 33 elegant and spacious suites with separate living space and…

  • Sport Tourism Canada Issues RFP

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      Sport Tourism Canada (STC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide event planning and management services to support the coordination and delivery of the 2023 Sport Events Congress (SEC23). SEC23 is scheduled to occur June 6-8, 2023, in Richmond, British Columbia, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Vancouver Airport Marriott. The RFP will be available for interested parties to make submissions until Friday, January 27, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. STC is hosting SEC23 in partnership with Richmond…

  • Four Seasons Promotes Rainer Stampfer

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      Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has promoted Rainer Stampfer to president, Global Operations, Hotels and Resorts. In his new role, Stampfer joins the executive leadership team, reporting to president and CEO Alejandro Reynal, overseeing a diverse and growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and private residences as the company continues to expand its global presence. Stampfer is focused on ensuring today’s luxury consumer – from travellers to locals alike – experience the highest levels of quality and personalized service that…

  • Vancouver Island Resort Ranked As Best

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      Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, a luxury resort on Vancouver Island, has been named in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List for 2023. Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge rests on the banks of Clayoquot Sound and offers an escape to the still, tranquil beauty of Canada’s remote wilderness. Accessible only by seaplane, the journey to Clayoquot is symbolic of a real departure from the everyday. Set among magnificent conifer forests, the lodge offers guests an unforgettable experience of the landscape and its wildlife with…

  • Play Air Launches in Canada

    Play

      Play, a low-cost airline operating flights between Iceland and Europe, is launching service in Canada, with the first flights to Europe taking off in summer 2023. Travellers can book tickets from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to 26 European destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stockholm, Gothenburg and more. Flight service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will begin on June 22, 2023. To celebrate its inaugural flights from Canada, the airline is offering travellers tickets for as low as $169 to 13 destinations across Europe, including Berlin Brandenburg (BER), Brussels (BRU), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Göteborg Landvetter (GOT),…

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