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    Rising Costs Top Meetings Industry Report

      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…

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  • 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…

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    Oak Bay Beach is Biosphere Certified

      The Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria has achieved the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere certification which aligns with 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations in areas that include climate change, environment, social, economy and culture. The hotel joins only two other Biosphere Certified accommodations in British Columbia. “The Oak Bay Beach Hotel has long been committed to sustainability, which was incorporated into many of the design elements when the hotel reopened in 2012,” says Madone Pelan, general…

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    Pickering Casino Resort Hotel Opens

      The brand new 275-room Pickering Casino Resort Hotel by Great Canadian Entertainment has opened in downtown Toronto. The hotel is located within the Pickering Casino Resort, a new $500M premier entertainment destination featuring a 96,000 sq. ft. casino, Great Canadian Sportsbook, dining venues, a 2,500-seat theatre and event space, and flexible meeting space. The brand-new hotel’s 275 well-appointed guest rooms range from 388 sq ft to 775 sq ft, including 33 elegant and spacious suites with separate living space and…

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    Cascades Casino Delta Set to Open

      Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced that Cascades Casino Delta in B.C. will officially open its doors on September 29, 2022. Located next to the interchange of Highway 99 with Highway 17A, the newest Gateway property will feature state-of-the-art meeting and event space, entertainment and culinary options to suit any taste including Gateway’s signature restaurants – The Buffet, Summit Bar and Match Eatery & Public House, which will feature a multi-season patio and the Bud Room. “Cascades Casino Delta will…

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  • Northland

    Northland Acquires King Blue Hotel

    Northland Properties has acquired the King Blue Hotel from Greenland Canada. Designed to make a striking impact at Toronto’s famous corner of King St West and Blue Jays Way, this new upscale and contemporary-modern boutique hotel is in the final stages of construction and scheduled to open this fall. “Northland’s acquisition of the King Blue Hotel is a great addition to our family-owned portfolio of hotels, restaurants, resorts and sports assets. With an existing collection of 60 hotels across five countries, this…

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  • Nova Scotian Hotel Voted Best in Canada

    Cabot Cape Breton has tied with Fairmont Banff Springs for Best Canadian Hotel in Hemispheres magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. “This recognition is a testament to our dedicated team who are committed to delivering exceptional service and helping guests create memories that will last a lifetime,” says Ben Cowan-Dewar, CEO and co-founder of Cabot. Located on more than a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton Island, N.S., Cabot Cape Breton has garnered international acclaim as one of…

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  • Restored Toronto Hotel to Reopen in Fall

    Park Hyatt Toronto will reopen this September, after undergoing major renovations that closed the hotel for almost four years. “Through the evolution and restoration of Park Hyatt Toronto, exceptional personalized service remains the heart of this remarkable transformation,” says the hotel’s general manager, Bonnie Strome. “We are proud to welcome guests back to the reimagined Park Hyatt Toronto with services from the hotel’s illustrious past, while proudly introducing new experiences for its much anticipated future.” The reimagined hotel will debut…

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  • New Luxury Hotel Opening Near Vancouver Airport

    Greater Vancouver’s first new luxury boutique hotel in years, Versante, will open to the public July 29, coinciding with the gradual lifting of public health measures and the anticipated restart of the travel industry. It is also the only hotel of its kind in Richmond — locally owned and operated. “In a region crowded with branded hotels, we’re proud to be Richmond’s independent boutique hotel,” says Versante’s general manager, David Curell. Located minutes from Vancouver International Airport, Versante touts itself…

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  • Whistler Resort Revamps Meetings, Events Offerings

    Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler has reinvented its meetings and events services. The luxury hotel is offering enhanced hybrid meeting solutions and the option to run meetings concurrently at the same venue. The in-person audience can participate with any number of virtual attendees, thanks to state-of-the art technology and health and safety measures. “Our mission is to create a bespoke experience for all participants, whether attending an event physically or virtually,” says general manager, Ali Mohammed. Attendees can experience…

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