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Shaw Conference Centre Adds to Culinary Team

March 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Culinary expert Thomas Trevethan has been named food & beverage director at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. In his new role, Trevathan will oversee the culinary, banquet and purchasing departments at the convention centre. Trevethan brings 15 years of international culinary

Opinion

Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Spreads its Wings

March 8, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Buffalo, New York’s Anchor Bar lays claim to having invented the Buffalo-style chicken wing, way back in 1964. Since then, the famed wing emporium has opened three Canadian locations: in Hamilton and Burlington, Ont., and, last autumn, in Toronto. Located

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Shaw Conference Centre Hires Executive Pastry Chef

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jason Wang is rejoining the award-winning pastry team at Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in the role of Executive Pastry Chef. A certified red and blue seal pastry chef, Chef Wang is a rising star who has developed his culinary talent

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byPeterandPauls Providing F&B at Hotel X

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Entertainment and hospitality group byPeterandPauls.com will be operating two restaurants, all event catering, room service and the Peregrine SkyBar at the 404-room Hotel X Toronto, which is scheduled to open this year on the Exhibition Place grounds. According to Hotel X

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PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to

Opinion

Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Evolving Menu

February 22, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Under the watchful and experienced eye of general manager Karan Bajwa, Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., continues to refine its a la carte menu, adding items from its catering menu — to delicious effect. A recent visit, for example, unearthed

Opinion

Don Appetit! STK Toronto's Modern Steakhouse Vibe

February 14, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

This isn’t your father’s steakhouse. It’s STK Toronto, the first Canadian location of the upscale U.S. chain, and it opened last September, occupying an 8,800-square-foot space in the former Four Seasons Hotel, in the tony Yorkville area. Gone are the

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Hyatt Plans Ski Resort in French Alps

January 31, 2017 by douloff

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels & Resorts plans to open Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and Hyatt’s first ski resort in the region, it was announced Jan. 18. The 71-room hotel is expected to open by the 2017-18

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Renaissance Hotels Debuts in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 30, 2017 by douloff

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, in Nigeria, has opened, marking the brand’s debut in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced Jan. 19. Centrally located in Ikeja GRA, the hotel features 155 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary loft suites. Designed

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Sheraton Toronto Airport Unveils Major Renovation

January 30, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation that has upgraded guestrooms, meeting spaces and the Club lounge, lobby and Olio Mediterranean Grille, it was announced Jan. 26. The 249 upgraded guestrooms now

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Scottish Exhibition/Conference Centre Renamed, Rebranded

January 28, 2017 by douloff

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has been renamed and rebranded the Scottish Event Campus, it was announced Jan. 26. The new name acknowledges that, over 30-plus years, live entertainment has grown to become a significant

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Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,