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MPI BC Announces 2015 Excellence Award Winners

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

The British Columbia chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) honoured seven members with 2015 Celebration of Excellence Awards at its June Gala, held last week at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. Six awards were presented at the event, including

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New Conference and Event Space Opens at UBC

May 20, 2015 by Lori Smith
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The University of British Columbia (UBC) and alumni UBC have announced the soft opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC. “This inspiring facility is a springboard for learning, meeting, celebration and mentorship,” says Jeff Todd, executive director,

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Starwood Expanding Presence in Canada

May 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed two new build properties in Alberta: The Westin Calgary Airport, owned by PAL Hospitality Ltd., and The Westin Edmonton Gateway, owned by Neelam Investments Ltd. Both hotels are slated to open in

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Pan Pacific Vancouver Begins Reno

April 29, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Pan Pacific Vancouver will continue to offer five-star service throughout a major renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces, which begins this month. Intended to complement the property’s oceanfront setting, the guestroom refresh is inspired by modern Italian elegance,

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Fairmont Pacific Rim Announces New Executive Chef

April 8, 2015 by Lori Smith
Nathan Brown, Executive Chef, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Chef Nathan Brown is now heading up the culinary team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver. He arrives at the property from China, where he was executive chef for The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street. Brown was raised in the

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Fairmont Vancouver Gets Nod from Skytrax

March 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was named winner of Skytrax’s Best Airport Hotel in North America at the 2015 World Airport Awards, which were held March 11th in Paris, France. The hotel category is in its fifth year. This is Fairmont

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Air France Upping Weekly Flights

March 10, 2015 by Lori Smith

This summer Air France’s roster of flights between Canada and Paris will climb from 28 to 33 a week.  The boost comes via increased service from Montreal and Toronto, and a new service from Vancouver. The Montreal and Ottawa markets will

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Pan Pacific Vancouver Gets Nod from Top Travel Pubs

February 20, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Pan Pacific Vancouver recently received top honors from US News and World Report and Forbes Travel Guide. The hotel was named one of the US News‘  Best Hotels in Vancouver for 2015. It also made Forbes Travel Guide’s latest

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Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Director of Events

January 28, 2015 by Lori Smith
Adam Radziminski, Director of Events, Vancouver Convention Centre

After an extensive, North America-wide recruitment search, Adam Radziminski has been appointed Director, Events at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC). Radziminski has more than 10 years experience leading teams in the local conference and event management industry. He has successfully

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Bellstar Receives Green Key Environmental Award

November 26, 2014 by Lori Smith

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is the 2014 recipient of the Hotel Association of Canada’s (HAC) Green Key Environmental Award. The company will formally receive its award at the 2015 Hotel Association of Canada Conference, running February 2-3, 2015 at the

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Two Canadians Selected for PCMA's "20 in their Twenties" 2015 Class

November 5, 2014 by Lori Smith

Madeleine Bart, event coordinator for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and Kristine Koonts, CMP, executive events manager for the Vancouver Convention Centre, have been selected for the 2015 “20 in their twenties” class by the Professional Convention

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VCC Achieves International Sustainability Standard Certifications

October 15, 2014 by Lori Smith
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The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), the world’s first LEED® Platinum certified convention facility, has received the APEX and ASTM international sustainability standard certifications. The APEX (Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) certification