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Group Germain Hotels Building Second ALT

January 12, 2016 by Lori Smith
ALT Hotel St. John's, NFLD - Artist's rendering

  Group Germain Hotels is investing $35 million in a second ALT property in the Atlantic provinces. The family-owned Canadian company opened its first ALT Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013. The new property, which is being built in St.


Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger Agreement

November 18, 2015 by Lori Smith
Marriott and Starwood Merge

The boards of directors of Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company. News of the agreement was made public on


Halifax Convention Centre Makes AIPC Award Shortlist

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Halifax Convention Centre is one of 14 finalists for the 2015 International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Innovation Award. “With the new Halifax Convention Centre opening in 2017, we needed to help planners imagine their event in a space that they


Take a Tour of New St. John's Convention Centre

April 21, 2014 by Lori Smith

Destination St. John’s is offering planners a sneak peek at what the expanded St. John’s Convention Centre will look like when it opens in January 2016. The architecture and interior design team at Stantec developed the 3D animation of the


Reflagged, Refurbished Algonquin Reopens

March 6, 2014 by Lori Smith
Denise Bradbury, Algonquin Resort

BY ALLAN LYNCH After a two-year closure to facilitate the most extensive down-to-the-bare-studs refurbishment in its 125-year history, the Algonquin Resort St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, reopens under a new flag. Formerly a Fairmont property, the 246-room Algonquin is the first


St. John's

February 23, 2012 by Don Douloff
St. John's is ground zero for the new Newfoundland.

St. John’s has always been a fun place. Who hasn’t heard of bar-lined George Street? But with the oil boom, there’s a new energy here, driven by pride, ideas, and passion.


Fire Destroys Main Lodge at White Point Beach Resort

November 14, 2011 by Don Douloff

The main lodge at the historic White Point Beach Resort, on Nova Scotia’s south shore, was destroyed by fire Nov. 12.


April, 2012, Construction Start for St. John’s Convention Centre Expansion

November 1, 2011 by Don Douloff
Artist rendering of the renovated St. John's Convention Centre.

Shovels are expected to go into the ground in April, 2012, for an expansion of the St. John’s Convention Centre that will double the facility’s size.


Federal Government Commits $51.4-million for Halifax Convention Centre

August 16, 2011 by Don Douloff

The federal government will commit $51.4-million to the construction of a new convention centre in downtown Halifax.


Halifax Top-Notch Destination for Groups

December 13, 2010 by Meetings Canada
Gio Restaurant at The Prince George Hotel

With plenty of top-flight hotels and a new convention centre likely, Halifax is a premier destination for groups of all sizes.


A World-class Venue in the Heart of Halifax

November 26, 2010 by Meetings Canada
World Trade and Convention Centre

For 25 years, the World Trade and Convention Centre has played host to memorable meetings, conferences and events.


New Brunswick's Meeting Gem

November 26, 2010 by Meetings Canada

Fredericton boasts a wide array of venues, warm hospitality and a brand new convention centre, opening January 2011.