OPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Feb. 26, 2019

Travelodge Edmonton Airport completes reno

Breakfast at Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport.

Breakfast at Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport.

EDMONTON — Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport recently completed a stunning renovation. The transformation includes upgrades to the guest rooms including luxurious new triple-sheet bedding, new artwork, 43” flat-screen TVs, granite counters in the bathrooms, and a modern décor palate.

The renovations also include a brand-new breakfast room, which can seat 60 guests and can be used for casual meetings or groups, including sports teams. Additionally, stylish new furniture and flooring have been added throughout the hotel’s common areas. On the exterior, the hotel has been fully painted for a fresh new look.

Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport's renovated exterior.

Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport's renovated exterior.

Owned and managed by the Bhamra family, Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport offers 55 guest rooms with both interior and exterior guest access. A variety of room types are available, including large suites with full kitchens and separate living areas, and Jacuzzi suites. 

Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast to fuel their day. Other convenient amenities include free WiFi, free parking and ample space for large vehicles, laundry facilities and free 24-hour airport shuttle service. Located in Leduc, the hotel is only minutes from Edmonton International Airport (YEG).

Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport renovated queen room.

Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport renovated queen room.

Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton Airport participates in the Wyndham Rewards guest loyalty program, giving guests the ability to earn Wyndham Rewards points with every qualifying stay. Wyndham Rewards members can save 10 per cent off Best Available Rates. 

Superior Lodging Development TL Corporation, operating as Travelodge Canada, administers the Master License for Travelodge and Thriftlodge in Canada. Travelodge is one of Canada’s largest hotel chains with over 100 independently-owned hotels and nearly 9,000 rooms. 

ZS Holdings opening Staybridge Suites in Red Deer

RED DEER, Alta. — ZS
Holdings Ltd. has announced the opening of
the new-build 79-room Staybridge Suites hotel in Red Deer, Alta. The new extended stay hotel is
connected to Holiday Inn Express Red Deer North making it the first
dual property hotel of its kind in Alberta. 

This new Staybridge Suites hotel is
located close to Highway 11, making for easy travel to surrounding cities and
throughout Red Deer. The hotel is close to many popular businesses, retail
locations, and only minutes from downtown. Each suite is fully-equipped with dishes
and utensils, a full-size refrigerator with ice maker, microwave oven,
cooktop stove, toaster, coffeemaker and dishwasher – everything needed to make
guests feel comfortable while away from home.

Shazma Charania.

Shazma Charania.

We look forward to extending our hospitality in Red Deer
with this new long-term stay Staybridge Suites hotel,” said Shazma Charania, president of ZS Holdings Ltd. “This new property will
provide all the comforts both business and leisure travellers miss while away
from home during their stay in Red Deer, Alberta.”

The new property
offers well-designed, spacious guestrooms which include a mix of deluxe studio and
one-bedroom suites with communal living spaces. The hotel has unique
complimentary offerings such as a daily hot breakfast buffet, home theater, outdoor
living room with barbecue and fire pit, and an evening social three nights a week
with food and beverages.

The main lobby of the Staybridge Suites Red Deer North.

The main lobby of the Staybridge Suites Red Deer North.

Additional amenities at
the Staybridge Suites – Red
Deer North hotel
include an indoor swimming
pool, guest
laundry room, 24-hour business center, a
fully-equipped fitness center and 1,700 square feet of meeting space
with capacity for 150 people. IHG
Connect, which provides a seamless Internet experience, is available for guests.
as well.

The hotel, located at 6329 Orr Drive, is owned and operated by
Zainul & Shazma Holdings Ltd. under a
license agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group. The Staybridge Suites
brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and
territories.

 

Alt Hotel Saskatoon is officially open

Exterior of Alt Hotel Saskatoon.

Exterior of Alt Hotel Saskatoon.

SASKATOON — Group Germain Hotels is pleased to announce the
official opening of its 18th property in Canada: Alt Hotel Saskatoon. This is
the Group’s first property in Saskatchewan and fourth in the Prairies since
they already own and operate two properties in Calgary and one in Winnipeg.

Located in downtown Saskatoon at the
intersection of Spadina Crescent and 2nd Avenue, Alt Hotel Saskatoon is within
walking distance of all the city's major attractions. The hotel is just steps
from the Remai Modern, and very close to the Persephone Theatre and the Farmers
Market, to name but a few. 

Alt Hotel Saskatoon offers spectacular views of the
city and the South Saskatchewan River, which can be seen from most of the
hotel's rooms. The River Landing neighbourhood where the hotel is located is
booming at the moment, and several buildings will be added in the coming years
including the Nutrien and Kay W. Nasser Plaza which will be accessible from the
hotel lobby when completed.

Representing an investment of nearly $35
million, the hotel offers 156 comfortable and smart rooms spread out over 14
floors. Designed by Canadian firm Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, like all Alt
Hotels in Canada, this new hotel features a modern design that blends in with its surroundings. Alt Hotel Saskatoon benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows, providing exceptional light in all of its rooms and
meeting spaces. 

Each room has a workstation with an ergonomic chair and
connectivity panel for electronic devices, making it easy to work away from the
office. As in all Alt hotels the ultra-fast Wi-Fi is offered free of charge,
and each room has a Chromecast streaming device that allows guests to stream
their favourite content just like at home. In addition, well-behaved dogs are
welcome and there is no set check out time when guests book directly with us.

Hugo Germain.

Hugo Germain.

“We fell in love with
Saskatoon,” said Hugo Germain, director of development at Group Germain
Hotels. “The river right in the heart of downtown gives this prairie city
a European flair, and Saskatoon’s dynamism is perfectly aligned with Alt
Hotels’ personality. It must be said, if the intense cold characterizes the city’s
winters, the warmth of the welcome you receive more than makes up for it!”
he added.

General management of the hotel has been
entrusted to Corinne Lund, who has more than 25 years of customer service
experience in the hotel and tourism industry. Corinne has developed strong
expertise in management as well as in catering and business development. Well
known in Saskatoon’s industry and recognized for her leadership, she takes the
reins of the hotel with enthusiasm. 

“Our teams have worked very hard over
the past few months and we look forward to welcoming our guests in order to
share the Alt experience,” said  Lund.

Premier Ford at opening of Courtyard Burlington/Oakville

BURLINGTON — Ontario premier Doug Ford (left) was on hand to celebrate  the Courtyard by Marriott Burlington on Feb. 21. With him are Frank Vismeg, managing director, Courtyard by Marriott Burlington/Oakville, and Drew Redden, president of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. The 135-room hotel is located adjacent to the Burlington Convention Centre.

Hyatt House and Hyatt Place planned for Edmonton

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Edmonton.

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Edmonton.

CHICAGO — Hyatt recently announced that 249-room dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels within an iconic office building expected to open in 2020. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into franchise agreements with
1335117 Alberta LTD. for a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House project in
the very heart of Edmonton, Alberta. 1335117 Alberta LTD. is an affiliate of
Lighthouse Hospitality Management, which will manage the hotels.

 At this
location, certain services at the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels have been
combined to create a hotel experience that offers an array of shared services
and amenities that meet the needs of our guests, whether traveling alone, with
family, for business, or for leisure. This experience will enable our guests to
enjoy the benefits of both brands in one location.

Expected to open in mid-2020, these hotels – totaling
249 rooms – will be centrally located on the site of an existing 24-story
former office building at the corner of Jasper Avenue and 102 Street, which
previously served as the global headquarters to one of Canada’s largest energy
companies for the last three decades.

“This dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House project
will be a great example of our continued focus on growing premium hotels that
will attract business and leisure travelers alike,” said Scott Richer, Hyatt’s
regional vice president of development for Canada. “We’re thrilled to work with
Lighthouse Hospitality Management once again and confident the appeal and
convenience of these two hotels will meet the needs of guests visiting
Edmonton.”

St Jude Hotel reimagined as a Quality Hotel

Quality Inn Clarenville lobby seating.

Quality Inn Clarenville lobby seating.

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Clarenville is
now home to its first Quality Hotel. The legacy property, originally the St
Jude Hotel, underwent a full-scale $2-million renovation prior to opening this
month under the Quality brand.

“We’re thrilled to see Quality grow its presence in
Atlantic Canada,” says Graham Marsh, Director of Franchise Development at Choice
Hotels Canada. “Clarenville is a busy hub in Newfoundland and the hotel
represents an important economic driver for the community.”

The hotel was purchased by Clayton Hospitality last
year. It is the company’s third property franchised from Choice Hotels Canada
in the province and joins its Comfort properties in St John’s and Gander. The
Newfoundland and Labrador based hospitality company has been involved with 16
properties throughout Atlantic Canada.

Guestroom at Quality Inn Clarenville.

Guestroom at Quality Inn Clarenville.

Renovations on the three-storey property took four and
a half months to complete, though doors were only closed for a one-week period
during work on the common areas. The hotel has 64 guestrooms, two meeting rooms
with a total capacity of 150, a fitness center and onsite restaurant, Bella’s
Casual Dining. The property is located at 247 Trans Canada
Hwy. in Clarenville.

“We are really excited about our latest property and are
confident it’ll be well received by the community and guests alike,” says Judy
Sparkes-Giannou, managing director of Clayton Hospitality. “It was an all-encompassing
renovation – from taps to toilets, telephones to towels and we could not be
prouder of the final product.”

Construction to begin on Club Med Charlevoix

CHARLEVOIX, Que. — Construction on the 302-room Club Med Charlevoix,
Quebec is set to begin this month. The first Club Med resort in Canada, an all-inclusive property, is expected to open in December, 2020.

Club Med Québec Charlevoix is the brand’s very first
four-season mountain resort. Partnering with Québec-based architecture and design
company Lemay Michaud, the design truly
highlights the resort’s beautiful and seamless integration into its picturesque
environment.

Club Med Québec Charlevoix’s objective is to be BREEAM
certified, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method organization.
This, along with Club Med’s aim to also be Green Globe certified, further
enforces the brand’s dedication to minimizing its ecological impact.

“We're thrilled to start construction on Club Med Québec Charlevoix – the very first Club Med in Canada,” said Frédéric Sujobert, vice-president operations, Groupe Le Massif and general manager, Massif de
Charlevoix. 

“This new project, and the excitement that comes with it,
stimulates our team, our partners and our region. We can feel the enthusiasm of
local residents and businesses who are looking forward to the opportunities
that Club Med will generate in Charlevoix.”