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Westin Nova Scotian Celebrates 20th Anniversary

August 25, 2016 by douloff
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HALIFAX — New Castle Hotels and Resorts celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Westin Nova Scotian with a toast by Halifax Mayor Mike Savage from the first keg of a commemorative brew, Westin 20, made by Halifax-area microbrewer Nine

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Hotel Shocard Unveils New Event Spaces

August 24, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Hotel Shocard, the new boutique hotel in New York City’s Times Square, has unveiled two new event space options, the Sho-Stopper Suite and the Ensemble Suite, it was announced Aug. 15. The Shocard Suites feature a residential-like

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ALHI Adds First Hotel Member In Maine

August 23, 2016 by douloff
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cliff House Maine, which reopened on Aug. 21 following the completion of the first phase of a $40 million renovation, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), it was announced Aug.

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Lower Manhattan’s post-9/11 Revitalization

August 22, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Lower Manhattan has experienced a renaissance, with new hotels, shopping, celebrity chef-owned restaurants and attractions opening up. Additions to the area include the Four Seasons New York Downtown, expected to

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Canadians Want Niagara Recognized as 8th Wonder

August 12, 2016 by douloff

NIAGARA, Ont. — A recent national poll by Ipsos Reid gauged Canadians’ support for the idea of designating Niagara Canada the 8th Wonder of the World, and eight in ten (78%) Canadians across the country support the idea, it was

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New Orleans Named Best U.S. Food City

August 12, 2016 by douloff

NEW ORLEANS –– The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 continue to designate New Orleans as a top-tier cultural destination, announcing the city is No.1 on their list of Best Cities for Food in the U.S., it was announced

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Inside This Convention City’s Booming Culinary Scene [sponsored content]

August 10, 2016 by MEETINGS + CONVENTIONS CALGARY

A convention schedule can create some serious hunger. After a full day of education sessions and networking breaks, attendees want to explore the host destination’s dining options. When they start their searches, they aren’t looking for experiences they can find

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AC Hotels Debuts 2 Properties in Rio de Janeiro

August 8, 2016 by douloff
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BETHESDA, MD — AC Hotels by Marriott has opened the 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, it was announced last month. The two Rio openings debut the

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Don Appetit! Salad King Reigns

August 7, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been going to Salad King Thai restaurant, in downtown Toronto, since 1993, when it was on Gould Street, across from Sam the Record Man (now closed). This year, Salad King celebrates 25 years in business, and my, how the

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Don Appetit! Real Sports Hits a Home Run

August 7, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Ensconced in bustling Maple Leaf Square, right beside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Real Sports Bar & Grill pulses with energy. It’s a cavernous, multi-level, high-ceilinged wonderland outfitted with almost 200 HD TV screens — including a 39-ft. screen — showing

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Marriott Opens in Rotterdam

August 5, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — Marriott has opened a property in Rotterdam, Holland, it was announced Aug. 3. Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, and located in the Millennium Tower opposite Rotterdam Central Station, Rotterdam Marriott Hotel has undergone extensive renovations. As

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Sheraton Opens 15th Property in Texas

August 3, 2016 by douloff

GEORGETOWN, TX — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has opened Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, the brand’s fifteenth property in Texas, it was announced last month. A 222-room property in the heart of Georgetown, Texas, the hotel features an upscale,