News & Articles - Calgary

  • Manga

    Manga Acquires Two Calgary Hotels

      Manga Hotels announced the acquisition of the two hotels – Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in downtown Calgary, Alberta. With this acquisition, Manga increases its Hilton portfolio to 16 properties. The 198-room Hilton Garden Inn and 122-room Homewood Suites share more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space and an impressive rooftop terrace with exceptional views of downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. Amenities include the Garden Grille Restaurant and Bar, fitness center, second floor swimming…

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  • BMO facility

    Calgary Officially Opens BMO Centre

      Calgary’s BMO Centre at Stampede Park is ready to welcome the world, officially becoming Western Canada’s largest convention centre with the grand opening of its 565,000 sq. ft. expansion. Following decades of planning and four years of construction, the over 1M sq. ft. Tier 1 convention facility opens its doors for the first time, not only creating an architectural landmark for Calgary, but making gatherings even greater with the ability to host a scale of convention the city hasn’t…

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  • Element

    Construction of Element Hotel Underway

      PBA Group of Companies (PBA) and its partner Concord Hospitality have started converting the former 12-storey office building, Canadian Centre (833 4th Ave. SW), into an Element Hotel by Westin. The 226-suite hotel will feature fully furnished extended stay units, and a sophisticated design aesthetic, offering guests a warm and hospitable experience infused with cultural touches and elevated details. Announced in November as one of the City of Calgary’s downtown office conversion partners, the Element Hotel is the first…

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  • Sherrer

    Industry Profile: Lesley Plumley

      Lesley Plumley is the owner and creative director of LP Events, an award-winning event management company in Calgary. She has planned and executed some of Calgary’s largest major events for more than 20 years and says, bringing a client’s vision to life is the biggest reward. “It is such an organic feeling as a lot of clients have a hard time articulating what they really want. So, with a lot of brainstorming with the client and then with my…

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  • calgary

    Tourism Calgary CEO Retiring

      Tourism Calgary chief executive officer Cindy Ady is retiring after 10 years of successfully elevating Calgary’s profile as a year-round global tourism destination. Ady’s retirement marks the end of an astonishing era of growth and change for tourism in Calgary and signals the beginning of Tourism Calgary’s next remarkable phase and a comprehensive search process for a new CEO. The organization has undergone significant positive changes under Ady’s leadership, expanding its focus from just marketing to long-term industry development – growing its…

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  • event centre

    New Calgary Event Centre Deal Inked

      Calgary has moved one step closer towards breaking ground on a modern event centre. Construction of the event centre building, new public plazas and Calgary’s first downtown community rink on the new event centre block, and other district improvements will likely start in 2024. A finalized agreement to fund Calgary’s future event centre (between the City of Calgary, the Alberta government, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and the Calgary Stampede) allows the city to begin the design and pre-construction…

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  • Calgary’s BMO Centre Set For Debut

      Calgary’s BMO Centre will welcome visitors to the new building in 2024 with the project on time and on budget. The $500-million expansion will add 500,000 sq. ft. of convention space to the BMO Centre, making it the largest convention centre in Western Canada, with more than one-million square feet. The new space will feature three floors of tradeshow and convention space, with a more than 100,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, 38 additional meeting rooms, and two new ballrooms…

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  • Mason

    The Dorian Welcomes New GM

      The Dorian Hotel in Calgary announced Ian Jones is taking the helm as the hotel’s new general manager. “We are thrilled to announce the addition of Ian Jones to our talented team. His expertise and passion for flare flawlessly aligns with our vision of excellence,” says Erin Richter, director of sales and marketing. “We are confident that Ian’s contributions will further enhance our guests’ experiences and solidify our position as Calgary’s premier lifestyle destination.” With more than 35 years of…

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  • Calgary BMO Centre Hotel Planned

      When it comes to planning corporate meetings and events, combining the right venue and hotel accommodation location can offer many benefits. Calgary is adding an exciting new option for planners with the announcement of a new convention centre hotel. Construction on the hotel will begin in 2024 and connect directly to BMO Centre, which is currently undergoing an extensive expansion. Matthews Southwest Hospitality (MSWH) will create the first hotel at Stampede Park and connect an expected 220 plus rooms…

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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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