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Two Canadians Make IAVM 2018 30 Under 30 List

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Mevisha Maistry from the Shaw Conference Centre and Exhibition Place’s Andrew Landrigan have been named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 class of 2018.  The list celebrates venue professionals from around the world employed in

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Santa Barbara Four Seasons Reopening in June

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will reopen on June 1, 2018, following a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. The AAA five-diamond resort, which is renowned for its authentic Spanish Colonial design, was restored by a team of

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens New Property in Montreal

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Embassy Suites by Hilton has opened a new property in Montreal. The 162-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport has a 1,260-square-foot meeting room, a 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour convenience shop in the lobby, a 24-hour business centre, an on-site restaurant (West Side Social), and

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AccorHotels and Algeciras Agree to Buy Atton Hotels

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels in order to acquire the company. Under the terms of the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per cent of the management company that operates 11

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Centerplate at BC Place Receives Top Sports Venue Award

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The onsite hospitality team at Vancouver’s BC Place is this year’s winner of the Best Sports Venue Award from Centerplate, a catering and hospitality services provider with more than 100 sports venue partners across North America and the United Kingdom.

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Hyatt Centric Brand Opens Second Miami Property

May 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened a new full-service lifestyle hotel in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami is situated in the first 19 floors of the new 83-storey Panorama Tower, the tallest building in Miami. Owned by Concord

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IHG Cutting Third-Party Commissions

May 10, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business Travel News is reporting that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reducing commissions from 10 percent to seven percent for group and meeting business at its properties in the United States and Canada. The commission change will be effective January

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Record Year for MTCC Boosts Toronto's Economy

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) boosted Toronto’s economy by generating a record-breaking $594 million in direct economic impact during its 2017/2018 fiscal year—the biggest contribution to Toronto in the facility’s history. “The excellent financial results of fiscal year 2017/18

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WestJet Reveals Dreamliner Cabin Interior

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet has unveiled its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner cabin interior, including its first-ever business class.  The carrier has firm orders of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the first of which will arrive in early 2019. The carrier also has an

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Montreal Makes ICCA 2017 Top 20 City List

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal is the only Canadian city to make the top 20 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2017 ranking of cities by number of meetings. Quebec’s largest city tied with Rome for the 20th spot, both cities having

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Brantford Welcomes Opening of First New-Build Hotel in a Decade

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 110-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Brantford is now open, reports hospitality and development company Vrancor Group. The Ontario city’s first new-build hotel in nearly a decade has 900 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate events for

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Toronto Wins Collision Tech Conference

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, is changing venues and countries. The event, which has been held for five years in New Orleans, Louisiana, is moving to Toronto, Canada. It will be held at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place,