New build Wingate by Wyndham comes to Kamloops
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Wingate by Wyndham has added to its portfolio in Canada
with the newly constructed Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops.
experienced a record year of tourism growth in 2017, welcoming nearly 2 million
visitors, and its newest hotel – British Columbia’s first Wingate – adds a
consistent, award-winning brand to the mix – one suited for the connected
traveller, giving guests everything they need to stay connected, productive and
ready for whatever comes next, day and night.
The hotel joins an expanding
network of seven Wingates throughout Canada: Calgary Airport, Calgary South, Edmonton Airport – Leduc, Edmonton West, Regina and Dieppe Moncton in Dieppe, N.B.
Located off the Trans-Canada Highway
near the North and South Thompson Rivers and Kamloops Lake, and just minutes
from Thompson Rivers University, Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops puts guests in the
heart of the city.
The 83-room hotel, owned by
Super View Motel Ltd., reflects Wingate’s design-driven prototype, meeting
travellers’ needs while also lowering development costs and capturing greater
efficiencies for hotel owners, delivering cost-effective design without
skimping on services or amenities.
Hotel amenities and services include
free hot breakfast; onsite laundry facilities; free WiFi and business centre; a
relaxing indoor pool and hot tub; a well-equipped fitness centre; a mart
stocked with on-the-go essentials; free underground parking with electric
car chargers; and 750 square feet of event space,
including three meeting rooms accommodating up to 140 guests.
Fairmont Hot Springs announces $5 million in renos
FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. — Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has announced a $5-million financing agreement with
the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to help implement several
strategic initiatives for the property. The financing agreement includes both
funding towards the enhancement of the resort, and advisory services from BDC’s
highly experienced specialists.
“We are confident that the accommodation and amenity upgrades will
guarantee Fairmont Hot Springs Resort remains a premium destination,” said Pascal van Dijk, president & CEO, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. “We are
grateful for the generous financing from BDC and excited for the future of the
The first phase of
renovations culminates in July, just in time for the resort’s peak summer
Upgrades to the property
in all guest bathrooms
renovated King rooms and select guest rooms
deluxe RV sites with spectacular mountain views
location cabins with full kitchen, fireplace, patio, BBQ that can sleep up to
pool change rooms and expanded grass area around the natural mineral hot
of pool cabanas with bar and restaurant service
family-friendly activities, including a multisport area, mini putt and electric
dining experience at the Mountain Flowers Restaurant and the Bear’s Paw Bar
& Grill including a new food and beverage director, refreshed menus, modern
décor and three-season deck
Upgrades to the resort are
ongoing with a pause in construction from July to September to accommodate the
resort’s peak season. Phase two will continue into the end of 2018 and into
2019 with the completion of all accommodation upgrades. For more information
about the resort, please visit: www.fairmonthotsprings.com
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is not part of the Fairmont chain.
Toronto's first Kimpton to open on July 1
TORONTO — The former Holiday Inn on Bloor at St. George has been reborn as Canada's first Kimpton Hotel, following and six-month renovation, and is set to open on July 1 as the Kimpton Saint George Hotel.
one of the most dynamic cities in the world right now with its own distinct
identity and culture, making it a perfect home for Kimpton,” said Ron Vlasic,
vice-president of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “We’re thrilled to be
opening the first boutique hotel that embodies the essence of the lively Annex
neighbourhood in the hub of the city’s arts, culture and dining scene.”
14-storey hotel will feature 188 guestrooms, including 20
suites and a presidential suite (down from the original hotel’s 200 rooms), as
well as approximately 1,500 sq. ft. of ground-level meeting space. One of the
differentiating features of the hotel is its focus on art.
Virtually all of the art pieces in the hotel are original, and every finish, colour selection, piece of furniture and object has meaning and a story to enhance the overall Kimpton Saint George experience, making guests feel the warmth and community of Toronto.
As one of
the early pioneers of North America’s boutique hotels, San-Francisco-based
Kimpton Hotels is recognized for its locally oriented approach to design,
service and guest experience throughout its 66 locations.
Terry Tsianos, founder and CEO of Pegasus Hospitality Group,
in collaboration with Jackman Reinvents, will be introducing a dynamic
gastropub dining destination called The Fortunate Fox, adjacent to the Kimpton