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  • Moxy Hotels Debuts in Canada

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      Moxy Halifax Downtown has officially opened, marking Moxy Hotels debut in Canada. True to the brand, the hotel boldly reinvents the traditional hotel stay with vibrant guest experiences and lively, sociable service. Located in Halifax, the rapidly growing coastal city in Atlantic Canada, the new 160-room hotel is easily accessible to Halifax’s vibrant downtown scene and just steps away from a lively mix of great shopping, spas, galleries, parks, concert venues, and sporting attractions. “As we continue to grow…

  • Rising Costs Top Meetings Industry Report

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      Planners are optimistic about 2024, with almost half expecting to book more meetings than in 2023, according to the 2024 State of the Meetings Industry. Event planners are feeling optimistic about 2024, with approximately 42 per cent expecting an increase in bookings, 32 per cent forecasting growth of up to 20 per cent and almost 10 per cent projecting a boost over 20 per cent. Additionally, planners expect their meeting sizes to grow in the coming year. More than…

  • GES Appoints New GM in Toronto

      Paul Burke is the new general manager of GES in Toronto. He will assume his new role on February 20, 2024. With an exceptional career and remarkable service expertise, Burke brings along a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to the GES team. With more than 10 years at Air Canada, he held various positions, ranging from customer service to scheduling and facility planning as well as managing resource systems where he successfully implemented new practices and procedures. Subsequently,…

  • CIB Invests in Montreal Metro Airport

      The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is investing $90 million in the new domestic passenger terminal at MET – Montreal Metropolitan Airport (YHU), formerly known as the Saint-Hubert Airport. The terminal development project is a partnership between Macquarie Asset Management and Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. Located 15 kilometres from Montreal, the Montreal Metropolitan Airport project includes construction of a new standalone 21,300 m2 two-storey domestic terminal with nine gates, associated taxiways, and landside facilities such as parking lots with barrier-free parking spaces, EV charging stations, and shuttle…

  • Coast Hotels Expands in Yukon

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      Coast Hotels announced the addition of two new franchise properties in historic and vibrant downtown Dawson City, Yukon. The introduction of Eldorado, a Coast Hotel, and Midnight Sun, a Coast Hotel, marks a significant milestone in Coast Hotels commitment to providing exceptional accommodations in unique and culturally rich destinations. Eldorado, a Coast Hotel, pays homage to the rich mining history of Dawson City, taking inspiration from the iconic Eldorado Gold Mine. The hotel embraces a blend of affordable comfort…

  • Sodexo Canada Releases Sustainable Food Study

      Sodexo Canada has released new research that reveals the sustainable food habits and intentions of Canadians. The first ever Sustainable Food Barometer surveyed more than 1,500 Canadians ( conducted by Leger in December 2023). The Barometer identifies current trends and obstacles, as well as the narratives and incentives needed to induce changes in eating habits and support consumers in making the shift towards more sustainable diets. “Sodexo Canada is committed to reducing our environmental impact through offering more sustainable…

  • Parq Vancouver Names New President

      Parq Vancouver has named Jeff Craik as the new president of the company. With a career spanning nearly 30 years in the gaming industry, Craik brings a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to Parq Vancouver. His proven track record of success, commitment to excellence, and deep understanding of the gaming landscape make him the ideal candidate to lead Parq Vancouver into its next phase of growth and success. “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Craik to Parq Vancouver…

  • New Hotel For Listel Vancouver Site

      Bosa Properties and the Listel Hospitality Group announced a strategic partnership for the redevelopment of the Listel Hotel Vancouver, located at 1300 Robson Street in Vancouver. The partnership, structured as a 50/50 joint venture, will deliver urban renewal, and address the growing need for both hotel accommodations and purpose-built rental homes in Vancouver. The project marks a significant departure from traditional redevelopment approaches, addressing demand from the Vancouver tourism sector and the housing market by integrating a hotel and…

  • Meetings and Events Drive TO Visitors in 2023

      Visitor spending reached a record $7 billion in 2023 but the number of visitors in Toronto remains below pre-pandemic levels, according to the year-end Toronto’s Visitor Economy: 2023 Market Performance Highlights report published today by Destination Toronto. While visitor spending surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time, the city is still at 93 per cent of pre-pandemic arrivals, welcoming 8.95 million visitors in 2023. Before the pandemic, Toronto welcomed 9.56 million visitors in 2019 with $6.7 billion in visitor spending and…

  • Great Blue Heron Opens New Events Venue

      Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the grand opening of a brand-new live entertainment and special events venue at Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel in Port Perry, Ont. Located on the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) near Lake Scugog in Durham Region, the new entertainment and special events venue boasts a total capacity of nearly 800, making it an ideal space for a wide range of events, from live performances and concerts to corporate gatherings. The versatile…

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