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Hilton Debuts DoubleTree in Vermont

January 29, 2018 by Lori Smith

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton properties, one of Hilton’s 14 brands. The 309-room hotel is a full-service conference center property, located five minutes from downtown Burlington and the

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Marriott's Luxury Brands Opening 40 Properties in 2018

January 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc.  is set to open nearly 40  hotels in 2018 across its eight distinct luxury brands—The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott. In addition, Marriott will be expanding its luxury

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Group Germain Hotels Opens Newfoundland Property

January 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Groupe Germain Hôtels opened its newest property in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in early December. The 148-room Alt Hotel St. John’s is the Group’s second property to open in the Atlantic Provinces under the Alt banner. Located at the corner of

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Holiday Inn Express Airdrie-Calgary North Reno Complete

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels has announced that renovations of the public spaces and guestrooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North are now complete. “The completed renovations appeal to the values and desires of our guests, while ensuring that we

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Air Canada Expands Service to Grand Cayman

November 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

On December 15th, Air Canada will increase its service from Toronto to Grand Cayman to six non-stop flights per week. The expanded service will run until April 2, 2018. “The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and our island partners in

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Coast Hotels Expands in Alberta

November 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

A new franchise partner at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and the Nisku Industrial Business Park is the latest addition to Vancouver-based Coast Hotels‘ Alberta portfolio. The Nisku Inn & Conference Centre will transition to the Coast brand this month,

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Marriott Expands Asia Pacific Resort Portfolio

November 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

In response to the increasing demand for new vacation and business event destination options, Marriott International is on track to open 16 new resorts in the Asia Pacific region. The expansion includes seven brands in 10 countries and territories, including

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Club Med Opening Resort in Canada

November 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

Charlevoix, Quebec will be home to Canada’s first Club Med resort. Daniel Gauthier, chairman of the Board of Directors of Groupe Le Massif and Xavier Mufraggi, president and CEO, Club Med North America, announced last week that a 300-room property

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Hilton Growing Sub-Saharan African Portfolio

October 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton has committed a total of $50 million USD over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around

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Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Completes First Phase of Reno

October 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale has completed the first phase of a multi-year renovation. Rebranded in 2015, the 374-room property now has an updated exterior arrival area, and bright, airy lobby designed by Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design. In addition, it has a new general

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Kimpton Announces Plans for Toronto Property

October 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants plan to open a four-star Kimpton hotel in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area in mid-2018. Owned and developed by InnVest Hotels LP, the new boutique hotel will be a full conversion of the current Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville.

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Hilton Continues to Build Latin America Portfolio

September 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton highlighted its commitment to the Latin America market at the South American Investment & Tourism Conference (SAHIC), which was held September 13-14 at the newly renovated Hilton Buenos Aires in Argentina. In the 12 months ending June 30, 2017,