Meetings Canada



Don Appetit! Café Boulud’s Successful Second Act

November 25, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

After launching in late 2012 to middling reviews, Café Boulud, in the Four Seasons, Toronto, has brilliantly reinvented itself. A $2 million renovation, overseen by star restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki, has turned the second-floor space into a softly lit, modern


Windsor Hotel Joins Best Western

November 25, 2015 by Lori Smith
Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel -Windsor-Lobby

The former Waterfront Hotel Downtown Windsor has been rebranded as Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel. “We are pleased to have completed significant hotel upgrades to guestrooms and all public areas and to welcome Best Western PLUS, a new brand to Vrancor


London Gets New Convention Hotel

November 2, 2015 by Lori Smith
DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario Lobby

DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario opened today following a $10 million renovation of the Hilton London Ontario. Owned and managed by Holloway Lodging Corporation, the 323-room property is the southwestern Ontario city’s largest convention hotel. “DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario has been


JW Marriott Muskoka Earns Readers' Choice Award

October 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

For the third year in a row, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa has earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Canada’s best resorts . More than 128,000 travelers took part in the magazine’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.


Crescent to Manage Westin Prince

October 25, 2015 by Lori Smith
Westin Prince, Toronto

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage The Westin Prince, Toronto, a CAA/AAA Four-Diamond property located in northeast Toronto. The 388-room hotel features 30,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate groups of 10 to 700 guests. Situated on 15 acres


Chelsea Hotel Celebrates 40th by Giving Back

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a variety of activities including two corporate social responsibility initiatives. The property, which officially opened its doors on October 15, 1975, will present a cheque for C$100,000 to SickKids Foundation. The donation


Don Appetit! Carmen’s — a classic steakhouse, revived

October 15, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 50 years, Carman’s Club steakhouse operated on quiet Alexander Street, in downtown Toronto, in a Tudor-style Victorian house a puck’s throw from Maple Leaf Gardens. During those five decades, the clubby steakhouse was a favourite of celebs and NHL


Vrancor Acquires GTA Properties

October 1, 2015 by Lori Smith
Novotel Toronto-North York, Vrancor Group

Vrancor Group, the Hamilton, ON-based owner and operator of 15 branded and independent hotels in Ontario, has acquired the 260-room Novotel Toronto-North York and the 325-room Novotel Toronto-Mississauga Centre hotels. “We are excited to welcome two award-winning hotels to Vrancor


EMA Marketing Adds to Portfolio

September 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in Saint Lucia, Rawley Resort Spa & Marina in Port Severn, Ontario and The Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ontario are the newest additions to EMA Marketing’s roster of prestigious resorts. Capella Marigot Bay Resort


Sheraton Hamilton Celebrating 30th Anniversary

September 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
Lobby, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Steeltown’s leading hotel, the Sheraton Hamilton, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. The property, which is owned and operated by Vrancor Group, opened in 1985. A downtown landmark and fixture in the local community, is has welcomed more than


Don Appetit! Luci’s Italian-Accented Delights

September 16, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Four years ago, Luci opened on The Queensway, in west-end Toronto, dishing up an Italian-focused menu. A bar bisects the white-tablecloth room decked out with banquettes underneath walls sporting a palette of understated, contemporary grey accented by artfully aligned mirrors.

News Reports Secondary Cities More Popular

September 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Secondary cities have experienced the greatest growth in popularity with domestic and international travellers, reports The one exception is Winnipeg, which climbed two spots, breaking into the top ten. According to the accommodation booking website’s latest Hotel Price Index™, Mont