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  • Top 10 Welcoming Places in Canada

      As travel continues to make its return in most parts of the world, the 11th annual Traveller Review Awards recognize travel providers for their commitment to providing consistently excellent service and hospitality over the course of the year. This year’s Most Welcoming Places have all been identified based on the share of accommodation partners receiving a Traveller Review Award 2023 and provide even the most seasoned traveller with inspiration for their future trips. Here are the most welcoming…

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  • New B.C. Hotel Tax Supports Events

      B.C. is introducing a new Major Events Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) on hotels and other short-term accommodations to help communities offset the cost of hosting major tourism events. The MRDT of a maximum of 2.5 per cent is a time-limited, dedicated funding tool that communities can apply for through Destination BC. Communities must get approval from the tourism and finance ministers before applying the tax, which is only allowed for a defined time and must be publicly…

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    Studio 6 All-Suite Hotel Coming to Ontario

      A new purpose-built Studio 6 all-suite hotel will be built in Hornepayne, Ontario. The hotel marks the first of what will become a portfolio of new construction Studio 6 locations built in northern Ontario. “The Studio 6 all-suite prototype has eye-catching curb appeal and features thoughtful, functional and efficient layouts with an interior design that is as guest-welcoming as it is comfortable,” said Irwin Prince, president and COO, Realstar Hospitality, Canadian master franchisor of Studio 6 and Motel 6 in Canada.  “We look…

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    Coast Hotels Adds Two Properties

      Coast Hotels has added two properties by entering into a franchise agreement to convert the Pomeroy Inn Grimshaw, located in Grimshaw, Alberta to a Coast Hotels property – Coast Grimshaw Hotel & Suites. The hotel started welcoming guests under the Coast Hotels banner February 1, 2022. Coast Hotels is also pleased to announce that the Lakeview Inn Fort St. John will be converting to a Coast franchise, Coast Fort St. John Hotel effective March 1, 2022. The Coast Grimshaw…

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  • The Dorian Hotel Appoints Executive Chef

      The Dorian, Autograph Collection (The Dorian), in Calgary has appointed Kevin Birch as its executive chef, who will oversee the hotel’s three dining experiences. Birch, the hotel’s newest team member, is an accomplished chef, a successful entrepreneur, and has been a culinary instructor at Canada’s top hospitality school, SAIT. He has led teams of more than 200 culinary professionals and has worked in two of Canada’s top 100 restaurants. He will be overseeing all three culinary offerings at The…

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  • Ace Hotel

    Ace Hotel Toronto Opens This Spring

      Design-led brand Ace Hotel is set to open a property in Toronto in June, marking its first property in Canada. The 124-room hotel will be housed in a new-build in the city’s Garment District. Located on Camden Street, the hotel will be designed by Toronto firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in collaboration with Atelier Ace’s interior design team. The design will include a “refined material palette of concrete, clay, copper and wood”,  along with custom-designed lighting, vintage furniture sourced locally in…

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