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Hampton Inn Opens in Thunder Bay, Ont.

September 28, 2016 by douloff

THUNDER BAY, Ontario and MCLEAN, Va. — The 104-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay has opened, it was announced Sept. 27. Located near OLG Casino Thunder Bay the five-storey hotel offers amenities such as free WiFi, a


Air Canada Launching Montreal-Shanghai Flights

September 26, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada announced on Sept. 23 the introduction of daily year-round flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China beginning Feb. 16, 2017. This marks Air Canada’s first direct service to China from Montreal as well as the introduction of


Curio Opens in Former St. Louis Train Depot

September 26, 2016 by douloff

LOUIS — Following a $40 million renovation, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened in a former St. Louis train depot, it was announced Sept. 26. The property features 539 guestrooms and suites in what was


Don Appetit! Carbon Bar’s Extravagant Lobster Burger

September 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Carbon Bar, the lively barbecue restaurant in downtown Toronto, is offering, until the end of September, The Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia lobster burger for $20 (with the purchase of a pint of Alexander Keith’s beer). And what an extravagant burger


Naples Beach Hotel Golf Reno Nears Completion

September 23, 2016 by douloff

NAPLES, Fla. — The substantial renovation of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s championship golf course is expected to be completed in November, it was announced in mid-September. The course at the AAA Four-Diamond resort in Southwest Florida is


MPI Adds CMP Prep, HMCC Course to IMEX Monday

September 21, 2016 by douloff

DALLAS — Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has added new program elements, including a CMP master class and Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) course, to the schedule for Smart Monday (Oct. 17) at IMEX America, which runs Oct. 18 to 20.


Cineplex Opens First Rec Room in Edmonton

September 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Cineplex debuted its new concept, The Rec Room, offering dining, live entertainment and gaming, in Edmonton on Sept. 19. Located at South Edmonton Common, the two-level, 60,000-square-foot complex devotes half of its space to dining and live entertainment


DoubleTree Myrtle Beach Unveils Renovation

September 20, 2016 by douloff

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront has unveiled its expanded and renovated property, it was announced Sept. 15. Following a 12-month, multimillion dollar renovation and expansion, the 30-acre seaside hotel, formerly known as the


Ottawa’s Infinity Convention Centre Opening Oct. 13

September 20, 2016 by douloff

OTTAWA — Infinity Convention Centre, featuring 15,000 sq. ft. of space, will hold its grand opening in the nation’s capital Oct. 13, it was announced in mid-September. The facility is located in a hotel cluster near Ottawa International Airport, adjacent


Hilton to Open Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland

September 19, 2016 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide and the city council of Aberdeen, Scotland have signed a franchise license agreement to open a 200-room hotel at the city’s new conference centre, it was announced Sept. 8. Due to open in 2019, the


Sheraton to Open in Sainte-Hyacinthe in 2017

September 15, 2016 by douloff

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts plans to open a Sheraton property in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., by the end of 2017, it was announced on Sept. 13. Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe will feature 205 guestrooms, including 28 suites, spread over 16 floors.


Curio to Debut in Italy Next March

September 14, 2016 by douloff

SIENA, Italy and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has reached a management agreement with Agricola Merse Srl to debut Curio – A Collection by Hilton in Italy, it was announced Sept. 7. Beginning next March, the 101-guestroom La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort