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  • Moxy

    Moxy Hotels Debuts in Canada

      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…

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  • Muir Hotel Appoints General Manager

      Muir Hotel, inspired by the enduring spirit, culture, and character of Nova Scotia, has appointed Allan Federer as general manager. Federer brings a wealth of global experience, having served in key leadership roles at luxury properties for more than 35 years. Most recently, Federer was general manager at the iconic 40-acre Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui, Hawaii. Prior to that, Federer was general manager for hotels operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in such locations as Moscow, Dubai, Ireland, Singapore, Istanbul, Montreal, and the United States.…

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    Muir Named in 2023 Best New Hotels

      Muir Hotel in downtown Halifax has been named as one of the world’s best new hotels of 2023 by AFAR Magazine. Since opening in December 2021, Muir has welcomed travellers to a refined, distinctly Nova Scotian experience. Muir sets a new standard for luxury inspired by the region’s rich cultural history, raw and physical beauty, and enduring character. “Muir tells the story of who we are,” says Eugénie Jason, general manager, “from the expression of place found throughout Muir’s art…

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  • Porter Airlines Adds Halifax Route

      Porter Airlines has added a new route between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). Porter has been serving the Halifax community since 2007. Passengers can now choose to travel with Porter using two Toronto airports on this popular route, including the downtown convenience of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Pearson service begins February 23, 2023, with multiple daily, non-stop roundtrip flights. “Halifax is a popular destination for business and leisure passengers. This new service from Pearson provides everyone with more…

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  • Five Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2021

    Canada’s hotels have been hammered by COVID-19, with occupancy rates falling as low as 18.8 per cent during the first full week of April 2020, so news of vaccine readiness in November was welcomed by the industry. As immunizations now rollout, there’s renewed hope that existing hotels will recover losses this year and new ones won’t have to offer the deep discounts that have become all too commonplace to fill suites. But although optimistic, there’s no certainty this will be…

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  • Halifax Promotes Live Meetings as Industry Awaits Return

    Discover Halifax recently launched an initiative to help local and Atlantic bubble businesses and event organizers amid the pandemic. The Meet Again Halifax campaign and associated website includes tips and advice for hosting safe face-to-face events, as well as a list of trusted venues to help. “In a typical year, Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays who spend $1.3 billion locally. Business travellers attending meetings are an important part of this,” says Ross Jefferson, president and CEO of the city’s destination…

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  • What it’s Like to Open a Hotel during the Pandemic

    Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it’s had on Canada’s hospitality and travel industries, several brave brands have forged ahead with ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new hotels. This includes Vancouver-based Northland Properties Corp., which opened not one but two hotels last month, though the celebratory occasions were more low-key. On Sept. 8, the company introduced its first Signature-branded hotel, Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel, in Saskatchewan. On the same day, Atlantic Canada welcomed the Sutton Place Hotel Halifax. “We are…

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  • Halifax

    Luxury Hotel Planned for Halifax Waterfront

    A new five-star hotel is coming to Halifax’s waterfront. The 110-room hotel by the Armour Group is a key component of the Queen’s Marque development, designed by celebrated Nova Scotia architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. “Muir is a physical and spiritual manifestation of Nova Scotia, exploring materiality and craftsmanship of our past yet imparting a contemporary relevance,” says Scott Armour McCrea, president and CEO of the Armour Group. “Anyone who visits Muir will see this softly spoken in every detail.” Canadian designers…

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  • WestJet launches first flight to the City of Light

    Press Release WestJet today connected Atlantic Canada to the City of Light, with its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The flight landed in France at 10:00 a.m. local time. “This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia’s tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is…

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  • WestJet launches inaugural Halifax/Gatwick flight

    First time airline has used its Boeing MAX for transatlantic travel WestJet has officially launched its route between Halifax and London (Gatwick). The departure of WS24 marks the start of daily, nonstop service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Gatwick Airport until October 26, 2018. This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX for transatlantic travel. “WestJet continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation using its fleet of fuel-efficient, guest-friendly Boeing MAX aircraft for transatlantic service,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet…

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