New Castle renews Westin Nova Scotian franchise

SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which in 1996 became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, has renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, it was announced Feb. 1.

SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which in 1996 became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, has renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, it was announced Feb. 1.

“Westin was the right brand partner in 1996 and, 20 years later, Westin is a more powerful proposition than ever before,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle, in a release.

“Historic hotels convey a sense of place that no other hotel can claim, and that has a tremendous amount of appeal to guests in search of a locally authentic experience,” said John Wilson, general manager, in a release.

The franchise renewal will coincide with a multi-million-dollar renovation now in the planning stages, according to Guido Kerpel, regional vice-president for New Castle.

The Westin Nova Scotian was built in 1930 as a Canadian National Railway hotel. For the past seven years, the property has earned 4-Diamond status from CAA/AAA and its Elements on Hollis restaurant has earned six consecutive Wine Spectator awards of excellence.