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TORONTO — Atlific Hotels announced on Feb. 19 that it will manage the brand new, 169-room Element Vancouver Metrotown, the second Canadian location of Starwood’s extended-stay brand and the first to open in Western Canada.
Paul Gallop has been appointed general manager for the property. Gallop joins Atlific from his most recent position as director of operations of the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, where he spent the last six years overseeing all operational areas for the 200-room property. “The B.C. market has long been ready for a truly green hotel and I am honoured to help Atlific lead the way with the Element Vancouver Metrotown,” said Gallop in a release.
In related news, Atlific announced on Feb. 10 that it is taking over management of the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Airport, effective immediately.
Paul Cochrane, who has almost 20 years of experience with Atlific, has been appointed general manager of the hotel, which was recently acquired by THI Holdings 5 Corporation Inc., a subsidiary of Shelter Canadian Properties Ltd. Most recently, Cochrane worked as assistant general manager at Le Westin Montreal and general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Montreal.
The property features 159 guestrooms, 48 of which are equipped with kitchenettes ideal for longer stays. Other amenities include 2,500 square feet of meeting space, an onsite restaurant-bar, complimentary 24-hour business centre and heated indoor pool.
Atlific Hotels also unveiled, in late February, the comprehensive renovation of its managed property, the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, in Saskatoon, Sask.
The project transformed all 257 guestrooms and corridors; public areas, including lobby and public washrooms; meeting rooms, including foyer; and fitness centre and pool. Three boardrooms, seven guestrooms and a communal break area were also added.
The revamped lobby features walnut woods and floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
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