OPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Upate Sept. 25, 2018

Colliers sells Silver Dart Lodge, Cape Breton

TORONTO — Colliers International Hotels acted as the exclusive advisor to Maritime Inns and Resorts Inc. in
the sale of the 90-room Silver Dart Lodge located in Baddeck (Cape
Breton Island), Nova Scotia. The hotel was sold to a private investor in an transaction that closed in August.

The resort occupies a strategic location on Cape
Breton Island, serving as a base for visitors of the Cabot Trail, being
situated at the beginning/end of one of the most scenic roads in the world. The property offers resort-like amenities situated on an ±80-acre site overlooking
Bras d’Or Lake with ±44 acres of developable lands along the Trans-Canada
Highway.

Hilton's all suites brands on fire

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport.

Hilton's all suites brands — Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Home2Suites by
Hilton — have continued their strong growth into the second quarter of 2018, opening 34 new hotels and
bringing the total number of all suites properties to nearly 1,000. 

The second
quarter was marked by the all suites brands' entrance into several new
convention centre submarkets, and further expansion of Hilton's footprint of
multi-brand hotels. The all suites brands also signed 35 hotel deals in the
second quarter, continuing to add strategic locations to an already strong
pipeline.

This quarter, Embassy Suites by Hilton also hit an important milestone, opening its 250th property.

Notable openings include the Embassy Suites by Hilton MontrealAirport. Situated only a short distance from Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to make travelling for business or leisure easy. Easton's Group opened the 192-suite hotel in May. This is the redevelopment of Quality Suites Montreal Airport located off Highway 40 and less than 20 minutes from Pierre-Trudeau Intl Airport (YUL) and 30 minutes from downtown Montreal.

MGE to take over Niagara Casino, resort, entertainment

Fallsview Casino Resort is part of the package.

Fallsview Casino Resort is part of the package.

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE), will be running Niagara's casino, resort and entertainment centre for the next two decades, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced Sept. 10. The Connecticut-based company will take over next summer under a 21-year agreement.

MGE was chosen following a competitive procurement process, the OLG said. It will run the “Niagara Falls Entertainment Bundle,” including Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino Resort and the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, a 5,000-seat venue currently under construction.

MGE has said that the centre will bring in new jobs to the area and boost the local economy, according to an article in the Toronto Star.  Staff currently employed at the casino and resort can't be let go for at least 12 months, and OLG added that “unionized employees will transfer to the service provider under the terms and conditions of their current collective agreement.”


Thunder Bay's Prince Arthur gets $4M makeover

Lobby of the Prince Arthur Hotel.

Lobby of the Prince Arthur Hotel.

THUNDER BAY — One of the oldest hotels in Thunder Bay, Ont. is getting a multimillion-dollar renovation that will see its guestrooms, ballroom and elevators revitalized, according to CBC News.

Open since 1911 and famous for hosting King George and Queen Elizabeth on the eve of WWII, the Prince Arthur Hotel’s refresh will cost approximately $4 million. The owners are also planning to refurbish the crown mouldings and unique cast-iron-and-marble central staircase in the lobby.

The historic hotel will be located across the street from a new hotel property currently under construction on Thunder Bay’s waterfront.