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Westin Bear Mountain Completes Renovation

September 23, 2016 by douloff

VICTORIA, B.C. — The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa has completed an extensive renovation of its 156 guestrooms and 72 suites, it was announced Sept. 21. The refurbishment comes in advance of a busy month as the resort


Fort McMurray Quality Hotel Re-opens

September 16, 2016 by douloff

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — Quality Hotel and Conference Centre hosted its re-opening celebration Sept. 8 and honoured the first responders who battled Alberta’s worst wildfire. The event celebrated the re-opening of the hotel after smoke damaged the building’s interior. The


Hilton Expanding Meet with Purpose Program

September 12, 2016 by douloff

MCLEAN, VA. — Hilton is expanding its Meet with Purpose program, introducing its health-focused initiative to meeting and event professionals in Europe and the UAE, it was announced Sept. 7. Additionally, more than 40 U.S. hotels now offer menus that


Planner Protect Aims to Negotiate Fair Contracts

September 7, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, ONT. — Planner Protect has launched, with the business mandate of helping event planners, venues and event hosts negotiate fair contracts, it was announced Sept. 7. “We want to help all Canadian event planners and venues understand every word


Westin Calgary Launches CrossFit Ramsay

August 24, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY – The Westin Calgary is offering guests the chance to begin their mornings with trainers from CrossFit Ramsay Calgary weekday mornings in the WestinWORKOUT area of the hotel, it was announced Aug. 15. CrossFit Ramsay sessions are available for


L.A. Convention Centre Wins Venue Award

July 31, 2016 by douloff

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) was awarded the 2016 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) during the 91st VenueConnect annual conference held in Minneapolis, MN July 23 to 26. The Venue


Restaurant Corridor at The Park LEED Certified

July 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly opened Las Vegas outdoor dining and entertainment district, it was announced July 25.


Palais des congrès de Montréal Earns Gold

April 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has earned the highest quality certification available to convention centres, the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Gold Quality Standards International Certification. “We are extremely proud of this certification which speaks to the quality of


WestJet Expands Guest PED Access

June 12, 2014 by Lori Smith

WestJet guests now have full access to their personal electronic devices (PEDs) in non-transmitting or flight mode during all phases of flight, including taxi -in and out, take-off and landing. “We have been hard at work to meet all necessary


POWER POINTS: Accessible and Inclusive - Organizing events for persons with disabilities

June 18, 2013 by Lori Smith

BY HEATHER E. REID, ARCT, MSC and MARILYN DALZELL, CMP Professional event planners have a responsibility—beyond simply a legal one—to ensure that their events are accessible and inclusive to all potential attendees, including the 14.3 per cent of Canadians who


Mental Detox

July 26, 2012 by Don Douloff

Clearing out the clutter. By Christine Otsuka In March, I did something crazy. I cleansed. I underwent a voluntary two-week herbal detox in an effort to remove toxins from my body with the aim of undoing the damage I have


EcoLog Events Presenting Seminar on Ontario’s New Accessibility Standards

February 14, 2012 by Don Douloff

EcoLog Events, Business Information Group’s environment division, is presenting a seminar on Ontario’s new accessiblitiy standards, on March 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in downtown Toronto.