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The Supply Side: Independent Options

March 22, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

To celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s worth noting that Canada’s history of hospitality began in the winter of 1605, when Samuel de Champlain launched a dining club, The Order of Good Cheer. Champlain used f&b as a way to raise the

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Edmonton and Saskatoon Radissons Win Awards

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and Radisson Hotel Saskatoon each took home the Radisson President’s Award by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The award is given out to the top Radisson hotels demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm and dedication

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Air Canada Adds to Transborder Network

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is growing its transborder service with the resumption of service between Montreal and Washington Dulles (IAD) and the introduction of a summer service between Vancouver and Boston. The Montreal-Washington will run year-round, starting May 1, 2017. In addition

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Fairmont Vancouver Airport Wins Airport Award

March 14, 2017 by Lori Smith
Fairmont Vancouver Airport

For the sixth time in seven years, Fairmont Vancouver Airport has been awarded Best Airport Hotel in North America at the 2017 World Airport Awards, which were held March 14, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The prestigious World Airport Awards are a global

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Shaw Conference Centre Adds to Culinary Team

March 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Culinary expert Thomas Trevethan has been named food & beverage director at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. In his new role, Trevathan will oversee the culinary, banquet and purchasing departments at the convention centre. Trevethan brings 15 years of international culinary

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Edmonton DoubleTree Recognized as Best of Best

March 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

Doubletree by Hilton™ West Edmonton has been recognized with four global awards. The awards include Employer of Choice, for the second consecutive year; Leader of the Year, recognizing general manager Grant McCurdy; the CARE Cup, which recognizes hotels that “Create

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Shaw Conference Centre Hires Executive Pastry Chef

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jason Wang is rejoining the award-winning pastry team at Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in the role of Executive Pastry Chef. A certified red and blue seal pastry chef, Chef Wang is a rising star who has developed his culinary talent

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SilverBirch Properties Receive Booking.com Awards

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nine SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ properties have received the Award of Excellence from Booking.com Guest Reviews for 2016. Based on more than 110 million reviews, the awards recognize hotel and other rental properties with the highest guest review scores. Ranked

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Opus Vancouver Makes Forbes' Four-Star List

February 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

For the fifth consecutive year, Opus Hotel Vancouver has been named a Four-Star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide. The Opus will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com. “We are truly honoured to have been awarded a Forbes Four-Star

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Sandman Turns 50

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Canadian-owned and operated Sandman Hotel Group is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary this year. In 1967, Bob Gaglardi, Sandman Hotel Group’s founder, opened his first location in Smithers, British Columbia, a 35-room Sandman Inn. Close to main highways, it was a success

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Finamore Joins Fairmont

February 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Peter L. J. Finamore has been appointed regional vice-president, Northwest for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and general manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, B.C. Finamore has more than 35 years of experience in the international hospitality industry. He has worked with

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Shaw Conference Centre Partners with GES Canada

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

GES Canada has been selected as the preferred supplier of exhibit and display services for Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre. This new, five-year partnership also makes GES the exclusive provider of all dock marshalling and material handling services. “GES is a