OPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Update March 20, 2018

First Sutton Place in Atlantic Canada

Tom Gaglardi

Tom Gaglardi

VANCOUVER — The Sutton Place Hotels, a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America, is investing in a new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre. This is the first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada.

It is an integral part of Nova Centre, a one-million-square-feet of mixed development space, including the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre, a financial centre, office space, restaurants, shops, and a public plaza known as Rogers Square. The hotel will feature 262 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with an on-site contemporary restaurant and lounge along with underground parking. 

“Nova Centre is a state-of-the-art development and we are thrilled to bring the Sutton Place brand to Halifax,” said Tom Gaglardi, chairman and CEO of The Sutton Place Hotels. “My family opened its first hotel in 1967, so it makes perfect sense to partner with another well-established family like the Ramias to bring Sutton Place’s ‘Tradition of Luxury’ to the east coast.”

Finishing work on the property will begin immediately, with a grand opening scheduled in Spring 2019.

Sutton Place has luxury hotels in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and is breaking ground in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Frisco (Texas) in 2018/19.

New build Comfort Suites for Napanee

The groundbreaking ceremony for Napanee's new build Comfort Inn & Suites on March 7. Local media, as well as members of the Town of Greater Napanee Council and the Warden of Lennox & Addington County were among those in attendance.

The groundbreaking ceremony for Napanee's new build Comfort Inn & Suites on March 7. Local media, as well as members of the Town of Greater Napanee Council and the Warden of Lennox & Addington County were among those in attendance.

NAPANEE, Ont. — Choice Hotels Canada has announced the development of a new build Comfort Inn &
Suites in Napanee, Ontario. The official opening of the hotel is currently scheduled for mid to late summer 2018.

Local
media, as well as members of the Town of Greater Napanee Council and the Warden
of Lennox & Addington County attended a ceremonial ground-breaking on March 7. 

“This
is slated to be a significant year for our new build Comfort properties,” says
Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. “We’ve had a lot of interest
and positive feedback on the new format and we are confident this latest addition
will be just as well received.”   

The
New Comfort Inn & Suites in Napanee is located on the busy 401 corridor at 31
Community Road, just north of Highway 401 at exit 579.  Designed to welcome both
leisure and business travellers, the hotel will include 66 guest rooms and
amenities including both an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. This is
the 151st Comfort Inn hotel in the Choice system of hotels from
coast to coast.

“We
are so pleased to be bringing a new hotel to Lennox & Addington County,”
said Shahid Mahmood, President, Waraich Development Group. “We look forward to
providing a welcoming environment, great service and a comfortable stay to our
future guests.” 

Courtyard by Marriott Prince George to open this spring

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A few local media and business leaders received a one-time look
inside Marriott’s newest property, the Courtyard by Marriott Prince George, in
advance of its Spring 2018 opening.

“This is a rare chance to
celebrate a uniquely built hotel that will be one of the most modern and
innovative in Northern B.C.” said Dave McQuinn, recently announced general manager of Courtyard by Marriott
Prince George. 

Centrally located downtown, the hotel is situated conveniently for guests
attending nearby conferences and events at the Prince George Conference and
Civic Centre and CN Centre or travelling through Northern B.C. by Via Rail or Highway
97.

“We are excited to continue to expand
our Courtyard by Marriott brand in Canada with the upcoming opening of this
beautiful new property,” said Ryan McRae, area vice-president, Lodging
Development at Marriott Canada.

Since breaking into the market 30 years ago as a brand
built for business, Courtyard has continuously evolved, pushing the boundaries
of design, style and service in the upscale category. The continued
momentum of strong growth and investment in the region provided the ideal
opportunity for this development.”

Owned
by River City Hotel Inc. and River City Ventures Inc. and developed by PEG Companies,
the 174-room Courtyard Prince George has employed more than 120 full time
contractors and suppliers since construction ramped up in July 2016. A further
35 to 40 employees will by hired by hotel operator, ONE Lodging Management in
the coming months.