OPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Dec. 11, 2018

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson opens in Belleville, Ont.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — A Country
Inn & Suites by Radisson hotel has opened in Belleville, Ont, at 245 North Front Street. The newly constructed hotel features
the brand’s latest designs with modern interiors and spacious guest rooms and
suites. 

The hotel’s convenient location near Highways 401 and 62 makes it the
perfect spot for guests traveling on business, cheering on the Belleville
Senators or rolling down the slopes at Batawa Ski Hill. Guests also have easy
access to the beaches, wineries and other attractions in Prince Edward County.

“The opening of
this beautiful hotel signifies our five-year strategic plan in action as we
transform our Country Inn & Suites by Radisson portfolio into our
Generation 4 product,” said Aly El-Bassuni, senior vice president, Franchise
Operations, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “We are excited to roll out our
upgraded design in North America and continue to bring our guests an
exceptional hospitality experience.”

The hotel
offers 69 guest rooms and suites. Guests have access to an onsite fitness
center, 24-hour business center, complimentary parking, heated indoor pool and
free Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary, hot breakfast served every
morning. The hotel can serve as an excellent space for hosting corporate
seminars or special events There are two meeting rooms with flexible
configurations equipped to hold up to 40 guests. Each meeting room features
free Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites coming to Aurora, Ont.

From left: councillor Rachel Gilliland, Town of Aurora; councillor Michael Thompson, Town of Aurora; Aurora mayor Tom Mrakas; Aldo L. Gottardo, president & CEO, Gottardo Group of Companies; Sandra Ferri, executive director, Aurora Chamber of Commerce; Stuart Laurie, regional director, Canada, IHG; and Anthony Ierullo, manager, Policy Planning and Economic Development, Town of Aurora.

From left: councillor Rachel Gilliland, Town of Aurora; councillor Michael Thompson, Town of Aurora; Aurora mayor Tom Mrakas; Aldo L. Gottardo, president & CEO, Gottardo Group of Companies; Sandra Ferri, executive director, Aurora Chamber of Commerce; Stuart Laurie, regional director, Canada, IHG; and Anthony Ierullo, manager, Policy Planning and Economic Development, Town of Aurora.

AURORA, Ont. — Gottardo North
(Aurora) Inc. has announced that the 110-room
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
– Aurora hotel has broken ground on its new building. The hotel is slated to open in first Quarter 2020.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s
leading hotel companies, is the parent company of the Holiday Inn Express
brand. The hotel will be owned and managed by Gottardo North (Aurora) Inc., under a license agreement with InterContinental Hotels
Group.

Aldo L. Gottardo, president and CEO said: “We look forward to partnering
with IHG and providing future guests with the
unmatched comfort and hospitality that comes with staying at an Holiday Inn
Express & Suites hotel.”

The six-storey Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel will have the
following features and amenities:

— All
guest rooms will feature state-of-the-art design & comfort

— The
hotel will feature a fitness centre, indoor pool, and two outdoor patios

— Additional
guest amenities will include a breakfast bar for guest enjoyment

— The
property will feature 1,745 sq. ft. of meeting space, including two meeting
rooms and one boardroom

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites
hotel in Aurora will feature the brand’s newest design solution which was
created to meet the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest. The design
features an appealing combination of fresh, energetic and engaging elements,
creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the
Holiday Inn Express brand experience.

Features of the new design include:

— An
open, pod-style front desk area that delivers a familiar and expedited check in
and out experience;

— Flexible
seating in the Great Room, including community tables with built in wired and
wireless charging where guest can collaborate with colleagues or relax with
friends and family;

— Refreshingly
streamlined guestrooms that provide comforts and features that allow guests to
be productive during their stay and have a great night's sleep, including a
built-in niche which houses the under-counter refrigerator, microwave, coffee
maker, and extra supplies in one central location that’s away from the guest
bed to reduce noise and enhance quality of sleep, multiple points of power
conveniently located throughout the room and functional storage allowing guests
to live out of their suitcase or unpack into a variety of storage options.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Aurora hotel will be located at
205 Eric T. Smith Way, conveniently located just south of Wellington Street off
Hwy 404 interchange and within walking distance to the Smart Centres Wellington
& 404 complex. The hotel will offer such business conveniences as meeting
rooms and business centre for your guest requirements. Other amenities will
include fitness centre, indoor pool, two outdoor patios, IHG Connect, and Keurig brewers in every room.

Days Inn Swift Current conversion

TORONTO, Ont. — Last week, Realstar Hospitality announced the location of its newest Days
Inn by Wyndham franchise. Located in Swift Current, the conversion property
features 107 spacious guest rooms, each appointed with flat-screen TV, free
Wi-Fi, plush bedding and large work desk.

“We are
very proud to open the doors of our hotel under the Days Inn brand,” said Chris
King, hotel general manager. “Our modern guest rooms and facilities, along with
friendly hospitality is certain to provide a relaxing and enjoyable stay for
our hotel guests.”

Additional
onsite amenities include complimentary Daybreak Café breakfast featuring a
selection of hot items, an indoor pool and sauna, fitness centre, meeting space
and a business centre, along with free parking. Guest rooms with separate living
areas, fireplace and whirlpool tub available upon request.

“This
property is ideal for both leisure and business travellers alike, providing all
the essential amenities for a home away from home experience,” said Irwin
Prince, president & coo, Realstar Hospitality. “Days Inn by Wyndham Swift
Current is a welcome addition to the brand in Canada.”

With easy
access to the downtown core, the hotel is conveniently located at 105 George
Street West, just minutes from shopping, dining and area attractions including
the Swift Current Museum and Living Sky Casino.

Shovels in ground for fourth U.S. Radisson Blu

From left: Tom Tait, Anaheim mayor; Walter C. Bowen, president/CEO, BPM Real Estate Group; Ken Greene, president, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group.

From left: Tom Tait, Anaheim mayor; Walter C. Bowen, president/CEO, BPM Real Estate Group; Ken Greene, president, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group.

ANAHEIM, Calif. —  Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel
brand from Radisson Hotel Group, brings its fourth United
States location to Anaheim, Calif. BPM Real Estate Group and Radisson Hotel
Group broke ground on the planned four-star, luxury resort hotel on November
30, with plans to open in mid-2020. 

Prominently located near the Anaheim Resort
district on Interstate 5, Radisson Blu Anaheim will be within walking distance
to Disneyland resort’s east entrance and the soon to be open Star Wars Theme
Park, along with many renowned Anaheim event venues. The hotel will support the
growth of the Disney experience and complement Anaheim's leadership in the
tourism industry.

“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our
incredible partnership with BPM Real Estate Group as we begin construction on
our Radisson Blu in Anaheim,” said Ken Greene, president, Americas, Radisson
Hotel Group. “This will mark our first Radisson Blu on the West Coast and our
fourth in the country. The ground-breaking of this hotel represents our
five-year strategy as we continue growing this fantastic brand in key markets
throughout the Americas.”

The 12-story hotel will boast incredible
views of Disneyland and other Anaheim attractions. Each of the 326 rooms will
feature world-class architecture and offer a variety of configurations,
including several generous-sized suites and rooms with bunk beds to accommodate
large families. For added convenience, there will be a 353-stall garage
offering guests plenty of onsite parking. 

The top level of the hotel will have
an outdoor rooftop restaurant, bar and social pool with panoramic
views of Anaheim and evening Disneyland fireworks. The ground floor have amenities such as a full-service restaurant and lounge, adjacent to a more family-focused pool area including children activities,
cabanas and much more. A coffee shop, fitness center, gift shop, and two
boardrooms are additional planned amenities.

The development of this hotel will have an economic impact
and create hundreds of jobs in the Anaheim area. The hotel will also have
sustainable features including reduced water usage, heightened energy
efficiency, electric car charging stations and drought resistant native plants
with drip irrigation systems. The project will meet California Energy Code Title
24 requirements and is targeted for LEED Silver with the U.S. Green Building
Council.

Cora's opens in Days Inn Edmonton hotel

EDMONTON — Cora Breakfast and Lunch invited guests to celebrate their newest restaurant opening in Edmonton, in the Days Inn located at 10041 106 St NW. On the opening day, the first guest received a Cora VIP card, entitling them to one free breakfast a month of a year. Guests also had a chance to win a $100 Cora gift card.

The Edmonton location is just one of 10 new restaurants Cora Franchise Group is opening of in the upcoming year. The Quebec-based breakfast and lunch chain is set to deliver on its ambitious expansion plan with multiple openings planned in Western Canada and downtown Toronto.

“We are pursuing our primary objective to offer the best breakfast to everyone across the country,” states Nicholas Tsouflidis, president of the Cora Franchise Group. “Competition is fierce, but we are proud to be Canada’s largest independent breakfast and lunch chain.”

Since 1987, Cora restaurants have set the bar for breakfast restaurants and the Cora Franchise Group’s adventure followed suit with franchising opportunities 25 years ago. Today, the breakfast leader in Canada counts 126 restaurants across Canada.