Alt on The Rock, and Le Germain/Ottawa Art Gallery
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Group Germain Hotels has opened the first Alt Hotel in Newfoundland and Labrador. Located on the corner of
Water and Prescott Streets in downtown St. John's, the hotel overlooks the harbour, offering a
stunning view of The Narrows. It is also close to numerous local shops and restaurants, the St. John's Convention Centre, and
many of the city's tourist attractions—making it ideal for both business and
The 148-guest room hotel
features an outdoor patio overlooking the harbour for guests and locals to
enjoy. It also offers a bright fitness room as well as close to 4,000 square
feet of meeting space, each fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and direct
access to the terrace. In 2018, a coffee shop and a restaurant adjacent to the
lobby will open their doors.
The hotel also features a
range of eco-responsible features such as geothermal heating and cooling
powered by the ocean, energy-efficient lighting, a heat recovery system and
Group Germain's second property to open in the nation's capital, Le Germain Hotel Ottawa will occupy a state-of-the-art mixed use building that will be an integral part of the Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and Arts Court redevelopment. The complex will combine the hotel, ArtHaus private residences, a theatre and an art gallery.
The opening of these properties brings Group Germain Hotels one step closer to achieving its goal of
becoming the first independent Canadian hotelier to offer travellers a network
of 20 properties coast-to-coast by 2020. The Group is rapidly expanding across
Canada and is also building new properties in Calgary, Saskatoon and Brossard, which are slated to open in 2018.
Choice Hotels Canada adds two new properties in Q3
TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada opened two hotels during the third quarter of 2017,
growing the total number of open properties in the system to 330.
are delighted to announce that two new Choice Hotels have joined our family,”
says Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. “These new additions
are fantastic representatives of our brands and will provide unparalleled
convenience and comfort for our guests.”
quarter Choice Hotels Canada openings include: Quality Hotel et Centre de Congrès, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
QC (113-room conversion); and The Champlain Waterfront
Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection, Orillia, ON (53-room conversion).
company expects to open four hotels in the final quarter of 2017.
Parq Vancouver opens Honey Salt restaurant
Parq Vancouver is proud to debut several new dining options
throughout the resort. Honey Salt
began its highly anticipated weekend brunch on Saturday, Nov. 4, offering
guests a fresh option to enjoy regionally inspired cuisines with locally
sourced ingredients. The menu includes—among other specialties—Honey Salt’s
Monkey Bread, Pumpkin Coffee Cake, Bacon and Egg Sliders, B&B Double Stack
French Toast, the BC Smoked Salmon Board, Tourtiere Quebecois, and Poke Bowl
dishes; as well a selection of smoothies juices, coffees and teas. Guests can
enjoy weekend brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a
sunset menu from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to close.
Parq Vancouver’s Honey Salt is all about family. Founders
Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla are proud to introduce Cole’s Corner,
an exclusive kid’s menu curated by their son, Cole, and featuring favorites
such as the Corn Flake Crispy Chicken, Pizza Toast, and (let’s not forget the
healthy stuff) the “Veggies Veggies Veggies” plate of cucumber, avocado,
carrot, celery, peppers and ranch dip.
Located on Parq
Vancouver’s first floor, Honey Salt celebrates the richness and purity of
British Columbia in a casual space infused with neighbourhood ambiance and a
welcome feeling of family.
ONE adds 44 hotels to Wyndham
VANCOUVER — ONE Lodging Management Inc has become one of
Wyndham Hotel Group's three largest external hotel managers of franchised
properties in the United States with 47 hotels under contract. The rise in
rankings occurred as a result of a recently announced licensing agreement
between Wyndham Hotel Group and American Hotel Income Properties (AHIP)
in which ONE Lodging Management Inc. is AHIP's exclusive hotel manager.
ONE Lodging Management
will see 44 hotels, historically branded Oak Tree Inn, be licensed under
Wyndham's Baymont Inn & Suites, Travelodge, and Super 8 brands. The 44
rebranded hotels will join two existing Wyndham-branded properties currently
under ONE's management: Days Inn Fargo, ND and Wingate by Wyndham Tampa FL, in
addition to a property located in Whitefish, MT that will also be rebranded
later this month. In total, ONE Lodging Management will operate 47 hotels
licensed under a Wyndham brand by the end of 2017.
“As we've seen with
our existing relationship with Wyndham, the transitioning hotels will
experience many of the same benefits: exposure to greater distribution through
the Wyndham network of 8,300 hotels; greater access and prominence with our OTA
partners, including reduced transactional costs; and introduction to Wyndham
Rewards' 53 million members,” said Robert Pratt, president of ONE Lodging
Vancouver, Canada and with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Wichita, Kansas,
ONE Lodging Management operates over 115 hotels totaling more than 12,000
guestrooms across nearly 35 states in the U.S. and one province in Canada.
Palm Holdings opens hotel in Kissimmee
ORLANDO, Fla. — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and international hospitality developer Palm Holdings announced the opening of the newly renovated 162-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites, South Lake Buena Vista, last month.
The 162-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites, South Lake Buena Vista, has opened after a multi-million dollar renovation.
The hotel, located at 5001 Calypso Cay Way in Kissimmee, was formerly the independent Inn at Calypso Cay Hotel Orlando. Located less than five miles from Orlando's world-class theme parks, the hotel offers travelers attractions, shopping and dining minutes away.
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites, South Lake Buena Vista, offers guests access to the adjacent resort and all of its amenities, including three pools, waterslides, a poolside bar, splash pads, sports court and more. The hotel also provides a tour desk to help guests plan the perfect vacation and complimentary transportation to nearby theme parks.
“Our team has been working incredibly hard transitioning this hotel with the intention to make this the No. 1 Holiday Inn Express in the world,” said president Anil Taneja. “With our amazing team members, extensive amenities and proximity to Disney, we believe we can make this possible.”
As part of the transition to the Holiday Inn Express brand, the hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. The style was selected specifically to offer guests what they expect from the Holiday Inn Express® brand – fresh, sleek and distinctive accommodations for the smart travel experience.
Best Western's latest numbers
Best Western's tally of hotels in Canada as of Nov. 1, 2017 includes 76 Best Westerns, 115 Best Western Plus, five Best Western Premier and four BW Premier Collection, for a total of 200 active Canadian properties.