OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS Update July 3, 2018

Hotel Transylvania comes to Canadian Novotels

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts around the world, in partnership with Sony Pictures, mark the premiere of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, in theatres July 13, by offering movie fans the chance to book a summer family offer and stay in a themed hotel room inspired by the animated film. 

The Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation themed rooms and limited time family offer are available for booking for stays between July 9th and September 2nd at Novotel Toronto North York and Novotel Toronto Vaughan. The family offer is also available at Novotel Montreal Centre.

Small and big kids alike will enjoy a fun stay full of adventures with Drac, Mavis, and the entire monster family in one of the customized Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation rooms at Novotel. Themed rooms will feature a welcome gift upon check-in and vibrant in-room décor based on the film: bed linens, throw blankets, bathrobes, cushions, mugs and tumblers, sleep mask, novelty slippers, and more. 

In addition to participating Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts in Canada, customized themed rooms will also be available at Mexico properties: Novotel Monterrey Valley and Novotel Mexico City Santa Fe. Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts in over 55 countries worldwide will also feature themed rooms and special family offers, including France, Italy, China, Germany, Brazil, and more.

Chateau Mont-Saint-Anne Resort gets $6 million boost

From left to right, Pierre Lefrançois, Préfet of the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM and mayor of Ange-Gardien; Pierre Renaud, mayor of Beaupré; Caroline Simard, MLA for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism; Sébastien Roy, managing director of the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Jean-François Ermel, chair of the Mont-Sainte-Anne Conference Centre board of directors.

From left to right, Pierre Lefrançois, Préfet of the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM and mayor of Ange-Gardien; Pierre Renaud, mayor of Beaupré; Caroline Simard, MLA for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism; Sébastien Roy, managing director of the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Jean-François Ermel, chair of the Mont-Sainte-Anne Conference Centre board of directors.

QUEBEC, Que. — Caroline Simard, MLA for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, in the name of Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism for Quebec, announced government support of $6 million for two important projects at Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort on June 21.

Four million dollars will go towards the expansion and modernization of the Mont-Sainte-Anne Convention Centre. Simard also announced a grant of $1.9 million from the Quebec Government for the new Aqua-Recreational Centre to be located adjacent to the convention centre. 

These two major projects are part of the $40 million development plan for the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort, of which $22 million has already been invested, and will consolidate its position as the most important resort convention centre in the province. The development plan also includes the renovation of 100 rooms, the modernization of the front entrance exterior and lobby and reception area, as well as other common areas.
 
The investments will increase and modernize the current Conference Centre to more than 23,000 square feet which, when added to the meeting space at the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, will provide a total of 43,000 square feet of available space for meetings and events at the resort.
 
The financial assistance granted to the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort will also contribute to the development of a new four season aqua-recreational centre which will include outdoor and indoor pools, outdoor/indoor therapeutic baths and water activities, recreational and exercise facilities and a new all-season passageway between the lodging and reception building, the conference centre and the aqua-recreational centre.

Kimpton Toronto: first guests and new restaurant

The official first guests, Jeffrey Remedios (middle), president & CEO of Universal Music Canada, and Lucia Remedios (left), owner of Toronto’s Analogue Gallery, are greeted by Bertrand Mangeot (right), General Manager, at the Kimpton Saint George on opening day, Tuesday June 19, 2018, in Toronto. Photo Credit: George Pimentel Photography for Kimpton Saint George.

The official first guests, Jeffrey Remedios (middle), president & CEO of Universal Music Canada, and Lucia Remedios (left), owner of Toronto’s Analogue Gallery, are greeted by Bertrand Mangeot (right), General Manager, at the Kimpton Saint George on opening day, Tuesday June 19, 2018, in Toronto. Photo Credit: George Pimentel Photography for Kimpton Saint George.

TORONTO, Ont. — Kimpton Saint George, located at 280 Bloor Street West between Huron and St. George Streets, opened its doors on June 19, 2018. The boutique hotel company’s first ever Toronto location is a sophisticated-yet-playful respite along the Bloor Street Culture Corridor bridging luxurious elements of bordering Yorkville with the bohemian hipness of the Annex. 

In honour of the Saint George’s commitment to arts, culture and philanthropy, the hotel welcomed its first guests Jeffrey Remedios, president & CEO of Universal Music and Board of Directors member of MusiCounts, and Lucia Remedios, owner of Toronto’s Analogue Gallery, on opening day.

“We are thrilled to open our doors to bring our uniquely personal and authentic boutique hotel experience to Toronto and to welcome our esteemed first guests,” says Bertrand Mangeot, general manager of Kimpton Saint George. “Whether our guests are here for a dose of local arts and culture, business meetings or to enjoy the city’s dynamic culinary scene, the Saint George looks forward to offering that heartfelt Kimpton service and care our guests will come to know and love.”

The Fortunate Fox.

The Fortunate Fox.

The newest Fortunate Fox franchise located at 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. The unit marks the launch of the Fortunate Fox brand and is part of the newly opened Kimpton Saint George ​Hotel.

​”I would like to personally congratulate Kimpton Hotel, as well as the Fortunate Fox team on this exciting achievement,” said Jeff Young, chief development officer, Monarchs and Misfits, which owns the brand. “We are truly delighted to bring the Fortunate Fox to the community.

“The Fortunate Fox is the evolution of the award-winning Fox & Fiddle brand and we are disrupting the category with a new logo, enhanced design elements and an elevated culinary offering,” said Young. 

“Refining the traditional pub, the Fortunate Fox is a hip gastropub that offers a familiar yet refreshing experience, putting you at ease while piquing your curiosity to stay and explore. We have created an elevated pub menu by making everything from scratch and pairing it with a large selection of local craft beers and cocktails.”

$20 million in renos for Le Germain Montréal

Rendering of Le Germain Hotel Montréal from LEMAYMICHAUD.

Rendering of Le Germain Hotel Montréal from LEMAYMICHAUD.

MONTREAL — Quebec hotelier Group Germain Hotels recently announced renovations to its Le Germain Hotel located in downtown Montreal.
This $20 million investment will allow the Group to offer visitors a hotel
experience that is perfectly in line with guests’ needs, while embodying the
latest trends in terms of design and amenities.

“This major
transformation will allow Le Germain Hotel Montreal to enhance the experience
of our guests, in addition to allowing us to remain competitive in the face of
the tremendous growth we are currently witnessing in the hotel industry in
Montreal,” said Christiane Germain, co-founder and co-president of Group
Germain Hotels. “We are pleased to be investing in this property, which was, at
the time of its opening in 1999, the first boutique hotel in Montreal.”

The project
will include work to both the exterior of the building and the interior of the
hotel. Envisioned by Montreal architecture firm LEMAYMICHAUD Design
Architecture, the new version of Le Germain Hotel Montreal will feature a
façade complete with a splendid outside marquee while the lobby, restaurant and
bar will also be completely refurbished. 

As the building was constructed in
1967, the revitalization of the rooms will be inspired by the seventies as a
tribute to this iconic period. New meeting rooms will be introduced and the
fitness room will move to a higher floor in order to give guests a superb view
of the city during their workout sessions.

Tourisme
Montréal’s president and CEO applauded Group Germain Hotels, a leader in
Quebec’s hospitality industry, for their commitment to offering tourists an unforgettable
experience. “This major renovation project is excellent news. Not only does it
improve downtown Montréal’s tourist product, it also enhances the quality of
the hospitality extended to visitors,” said Yves Lalumière.

… and Le Germain Ottawa is now open

OTTAWA — Group Germain Hotels has announced the opening of its 16th property in the country: Le Germain Hotel Ottawa. Following in the footsteps of Alt Hotel Ottawa which opened its doors in 2016, the group’s second property in the nation's capital diversifies the hotel offerings in the city centre.

The result of a $40-million investment, Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is integrated into a state-of-the-art, mixed-use building that is part of the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment. The complex also includes the ArtHaus private residences and is well located at the corner of Daly Avenue and Waller Street, within walking distance of the ByWard Market, the Rideau Canal, the Parliament of Canada, the Convention Centre and many other attractions and amenities in the city centre.

“The wealth of Ottawa’s distinct tourism offer and the number of visitors to the city make it a prime location for our new Le Germain Hotel,” said Christiane Germain, co-president and co-founder of Group Germain Hotels. “We are pleased to now offer our two banners to business and leisure travellers in the nation's capital.”