DoubleTree and conference centre opens in Regina

Regina DoubleTree bedroom. Courtesy of DoubleTree 2013.

Regina DoubleTree bedroom. Courtesy of DoubleTree 2013.

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REGINA—DoubleTree
by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference
Centre Regina on Nov. 5. Formerly the Regina Inn Hotel and Conference Centre,
the property underwent a 10-month, multi-million-dollar renovation including a
complete refurbishment of its 235 guest rooms, the 18,000 square feet of
conference space, a 400-guest ballroom and a new full-service restaurant, Wild
Sage Kitchen & Bar. According to a release, the hotel’s new look pulls from
the city's rustic aesthetic juxtaposed with modern, industrial design touches.

Opening
in time for the 101st Grey Cup and located six kilometers from
Regina International Airport, the hotel is owned and operated by SilverBirch
Hotels & Resorts.

“With
its breadth of offerings to meet guests' travel and event needs, DoubleTree by
Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre Regina is poised to become the go-to
destination for guests seeking full-service, upscale accommodations and a full
range of meeting and conference services in Regina,” said John Greenleaf,
global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, in a release.

“As
the city and provincial capital continues its growth in the telecommunications,
agriculture, oil and natural gas industries, Regina has seen a heightened need
for first-rate accommodations and conference facilities,” said Steve
Giblin, president and chief executive officer, SilverBirch Hotels &
Resorts.

The hotel offers buffet-style breakfast and lunch
service and a full-service dinner.

“Wild Sage’s concept is
a farm-to-table concept. We have a lot of partnerships with local suppliers and
we built our menu based on their products,” director of food and beverage Nasser
Nammari told CLN.

Born and raised in Nova
Scotia, executive chef Geoffrey Caswell-Murphy was with SilverBirch at the
Citadel Halifax Hotel for eight years.

“When it comes to the kitchen and our guests, it’s a philosophy of ‘our
kitchen is your kitchen’,” he said.

For a
more casual dining experience, the hotel offers a lounge and bar and in-room
dining service.