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Vancouver #1 for International Meetings

May 27, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destination cities for international meetings, according to two recently released reports, it was announced in mid-May. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North

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Holiday Inn Winnipeg South Completes Reno

May 24, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Holiday Inn Winnipeg South Hotel has wrapped up a year-long reno and unveiled its modern, new look. The property, which is managed by Atlific Hotels, has revamped its 170 guestrooms, outfitting them with modern necessities including microwaves, fridges, complimentary

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SilverBirch Hotels Win Marriott Awards

May 23, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s and Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown have received 2015 Performance Awards from Marriott International. The Fairfield Inn & Suites won a Gold Hotel Award and the Residence Inn won a

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Air Canada Partners in Biofuel Initiative

May 19, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — Air  Canada will participate in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined

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WestJet Supports Development of Canadian-made Biofuel

May 19, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet has teamed up with Alberta-based Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada, it was announced last month. “WestJet’s collaboration with the CETC is an exciting first step in

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Wyndham Expanding in Canada

May 16, 2016 by Lori Smith

Wyndham Hotel Group has signed multi-unit agreements with PHI Hotel Group to expand the presence of its top-performing midscale brands in Canada. Twenty-five Wingate by Wyndham hotels will be developed over the next 25 years, and over the next 15

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SilverBirch Sets Up Student Bursary

May 10, 2016 by Lori Smith

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is contributing $1,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic to fund a new bursary for one of the Culinary College’s current students. “We are passionate about developing the next generation of chefs and supporting the culinary arts in our

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Event Goers Expect to Stay Connected

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

Access, Access, Access It can’t be seen, heard or felt. Without it, we feel powerless, adrift. It is wi-fi. In technical terms, wi-fi is a wireless computer network that allows electronic devices to connect to it using radio waves. In

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SilverBirch's Edmonton Hotels Receive Multiple Awards

May 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton and Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton have been recognized with multiple industry awards, reports SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. The DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton was presented with the Housekeeping Award and the Employer of

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SilverBirch Adds to Executive Culinary Teams

April 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

Three new chefs—Curtis Toth, Brian McBride and Adam Brack—have joined SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts‘ award-winning executive culinary teams at the DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton respectively. “We are exceptionally

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What Calgary’s new venues can deliver to your meeting

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Calgary’s vibrant energy and business potential is attracting an exciting array of investors and builders to the city. From new hotels to musical musings, discover Calgary’s latest additions to their meetings and conventions scene. Calgary’s Hotel Boom Over 3,000 hotel

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PHOTOS: 2016 Global Meetings Industry Day Canada from East to West

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith
GMID BC

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Chapters in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and British Columbia along with MPI chapters worldwide. WHAT: Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2016 WHEN: April 14, 2016 WHERE: Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia;