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  • New Manager at Four Seasons Toronto

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      When searching for a new hotel manager, the team at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto did not have to look far. With an unparalleled level of service built in the hands of its employees, Four Seasons takes pride in developing talent from within. As a well-tenured employee with a combined five years of experience at the brand’s global flagship, Maxime Regad was the best person for the job. A dedicated hotelier with almost 20 years of experience working with Four Seasons, Regad’s career has flourished…

  • Prabhakar Named St. Regis Toronto GM

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      The St. Regis Toronto has appointed Hiren Prabhakar as general manager. He brings 29 years of hospitality experience in luxury and full-service hotels to his new role at the property. His illustrious career has seen him in roles across India, Dubai, Poland, Spain, Germany, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Canada. A member of the Marriott team for the past eight years, Prabhakar most recently opened the Toronto Marriott Markham, the first newly built, re-designed Marriott in Canada. Previously, he led the…

  • Destination Toronto Welcomes Paula Port

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      Following a strategic search, Destination Toronto has announced Paula Port as its new VP of global marketing. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise at Destination Toronto, Port will lead the strategic development and implementation of marketing and communications for the destination. In her most recent role as director, brand and content, Port established content marketing as a core function of the organization, launching the re-imagined content hub DestinationToronto.com that prioritizes diversified content and editorial contributors; and,…

  • YVR Receives First Healthy Building Rank

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      The terminal building of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received a new certification for its highly optimal indoor air quality and water quality. YVR is now the first airport in the world to receive the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark designation by UL Solutions, a not-for-profit organization that conducts global safety certification. Located 12 km from downtown Vancouver on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, and the second busiest airport in Canada, the 378,255 square metre facility recently underwent an extensive process to earn…

  • Vail Resorts CFO to Step Down

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      Vail Resorts has announced that executive vice president and CFO Michael Barkin will be stepping down after nearly a decade in the role to take time to pursue personal opportunities. Barkin’s resignation will be effective December 31, 2022, or such other date as mutually agreed upon based on the timing of appointing a successor and a transition. “On behalf of our leadership team, I want to thank Michael for his many contributions over the past 10 years,” said Kirsten Lynch,…

  • Nav Centre rebranded by Devcore

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      Devcore has acquired the Nav Centre, a 630,000 square foot multi-purpose hotel, training and conference facility in Cornwall, Ontario. The facility will be rebranded as the Dev Hotel and Conference Centre. “The Dev is Eastern Ontario’s largest multi-purpose conference centre offering exceptional amenities and accommodations in an enviable central location,” said Jean-Pierre Poulin, president of Devcore. “We are committed to working with local partners such as the City of Cornwall and surrounding counties along with collaborating closely with Akwesasne…

  • The Dorian in Calgary Confirms Opening

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      The Dorian, Autograph Collection & Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Downtown (The Dorian), Calgary’s first and only lifestyle hotel is getting ready to open its doors on July 21, 2022. Located in the heart of the city’s business district, the Dorian features a boutique-inspired design and 137 uniquely themed guest rooms The dual-brand Autograph Collection and Courtyard by Marriott will feature 306 guestrooms in downtown Calgary and be the first ‘stacked’ hotel in the city’s downtown that caters to two…

  • Hollypark Hotels Acquires Kelowna Property

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      The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre on Harvey Avenue has been sold to Vernon-based Hollypark Hotels Corporation. The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre is a 190-room hotel with over 5,000 square feet of conference space. The hotel originally opened in 1993 with 120 rooms and underwent a 70-room expansion in a seven-storey tower and parkade in 2010. “We’re excited about acquiring this hotel in such a prime location in midtown Kelowna,” stated Sam Dhillon, Hollypark’s 35-year old…

  • Toronto is the Most Expensive Canadian City

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      Toronto is the most expensive city in Canada, according to Mercer’s 2022 Cost of Living Survey. The city ranks 89th worldwide, followed by Vancouver, which came in at 108th. Calgary (141) was found to be the least expensive Canadian city listed for international employees. With global economic conditions and remote and flexible work evolving faster than ever, companies must carefully navigate compensation packages to ensure the resilience of their business and sustainability of their workforce. Overall, Hong Kong was listed…

  • BMO Centre Expansion On Track For 2024

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      The BMO Centre expansion, on schedule for its opening in June 2024, has begun to take its dramatic shape rising high above the midway in Calgary. The $500M expansion is already garnering significant interest for groups vying to bring their events and conventions to the facility. The team at the Calgary Stampede is preparing to once again welcome the world when the convention centre opens. “The sheer scale of the building and its dramatic addition will be clear to…

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