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  • New Hotel For Listel Vancouver Site

      Bosa Properties and the Listel Hospitality Group announced a strategic partnership for the redevelopment of the Listel Hotel Vancouver, located at 1300 Robson Street in Vancouver. The partnership, structured as a 50/50 joint venture, will deliver urban renewal, and address the growing need for both hotel accommodations and purpose-built rental homes in Vancouver. The project marks a significant departure from traditional redevelopment approaches, addressing demand from the Vancouver tourism sector and the housing market by integrating a hotel and…

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    AZUR Hotel Opening in August

      AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel will open its doors this August in downtown Vancouver. As a new addition to the city’s luxury hotel landscape, boasting an Art Deco design aesthetic, the stylish 104-room boutique property located at 833 West Pender Street marks the final project for its founder, Vancouver hospitality industry icon Farida Sayani. “We’re ready and prepared to welcome visitors and show them all the ways AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel will redefine the luxury boutique hotel experience, not just…

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    Porter Adds Vancouver-Ottawa Route

      Porter Airlines is growing its list of non-stop routes with new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The addition of the Ottawa–Vancouver route provides another way to travel between Porter’s extensive regional Eastern Canada network and British Columbia. “Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We will continue building our presence in YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travellers.”…

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  • Vancouver Groups Get Tourism Funding

      The Government of Canada is making investments in British Columbia to attract new visitors and stimulate local economies. More than $2.9 million in PacifiCan funding through the Tourism Relief Fund will go towards 14 projects in Vancouver. Among these projects, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is receiving $500,000 to revitalize the organization’s annual film festival events, which include screenings, conferences, live performances, and free outdoor programming. The Vancouver International Film Festival is a key attraction for visitors during the city’s shoulder season and helps…

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    Botanist Bar Wins Hospitality Award

      Botanist Bar in Vancouver has been awarded the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award 2023 by North America’s 50 Best Bars Academy. The prestigious award was created to recognize the importance of hospitality in the industry and distinguishes one bar that offered a world-class hospitality experience during the voting period. Mark Sansom, content director for North America’s 50 Best Bars, said: “The Canadian bar community has forged a culture of exceptional hospitality that Botanist Bar exemplifies. Located at the far…

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  • Vancouver Hotel Shortage Looms

      Without new investment, the lack of hotel supply in Metro Vancouver will translate into significant losses to the provincial economy, according to a new study released by Destination Vancouver. To close the gap between current supply and projected demand, 20,000 new hotel rooms are needed in Metro Vancouver by 2050; with 10,000 of those new hotel rooms necessary just in Vancouver. Between 2022 and 2050, the cumulative economic impacts are projected to be: $30.6 billion in foregone output. $16.6 billion in…

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  • YVR

    YVR Earns Top Carbon Accreditation

      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received Level 4+ Airport Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International, making it the first airport in Canada and only one of three in North America to achieve this status. The Level 4+ accreditation recognizes YVR’s role in setting a course for its own carbon reduction while actively working with aviation partners to drive broader emissions reductions. “At YVR, we have a long history of innovation and sustainability and are proud to be at the forefront of creating a greener,…

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    Westjet Sun Routes Returning in Winter

      WestJet revealed the return of 17 sun routes to its network this winter with destinations ranging across Caribbean, Mexico and US. The returning routes which were suspended for more than two years, bring enhanced connectivity and vacation options for Canadians and communities across the airline’s network. “The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet…

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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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  • B.C. Convention Centre Re-envisions Space for Safe Return of Events

    In anticipation of the return of in-person events, the Vancouver Convention Centre has put together a ‘safe events’ plan. Called ReDesign, the convention centre worked with industry partners to create a live demonstration space that highlights how event aspects could evolve amid the changing industry landscape. “We took a proactive step to explore what events will look like and how they can function so our clients are able to host meaningful experiences with the assurance that decisions are informed by…

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