Anndore House celebrates official opening. Chateau Moncton renovation goes Platinum. Group Germain opens first ALT+ banner hotel. Park Inn by Radisson now open in Brampton.

Anndore House celebrates official opening

The Anndore House hotel celebrated its official opening last month. Located on
Charles Street near Bloor and Yonge in Toronto, the boutique hotel, formerly a
Comfort Inn, offers 113 loft-inspired rooms and suites.

Built in
1955 as a residence hotel, the 11-storey hotel celebrates its past by
maintaining its original name, structure and brick. Nods to decades past can be
found in details, such as record players in each room, with a vinyl library
available at the front desk; retrofitted rooms; and contemporary art inspired
by vintage photography and the national landscape. Each room has a signature
owl pillow on the bed.

While the
hotel pays homage to its history, The Anndore House offers a variety of modern
services. Every element of a guest’s stay can be controlled through a
custom-designed app — from check-in to unlocking the doors, dimming the
lighting, adjusting the temperature and exploring the team’s recommendations for
living like a local.

Anndore House is the product of so many talented creatives joining together and
it’s wonderful to see our vision come to life,” says Anthony Campaniaris, GM.
“We designed the hotel to not only be an inclusive resource for locals, but for
travellers from all over the world who can experience the House like it is an
extension of their own homes.”

guestrooms, designed by Toronto-based Cecconi Simone, feature spacious closets
and living spaces, as well as rainforest showers.

Munge of Studio Munge, designed the common spaces — including its
Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Constantine, using rich jewel tones. This
summer, the hotel will also unveil a second floor meeting and party room with
an expansive terrace with park views.

designed the spaces to emulate a warm, sensible familial home,” says Munge. “We
envisioned Constantine and The Anndore House’s common spaces as lively
gathering spots that are welcoming and comfortable, but with a sense of
sophistication, suitable for a space that’s nestled in between some of
Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.”

In addition
to Constantine, The Anndore House also features Scarlet Door café, Bar at
Constantine and an outpost of the Crows Nest barbershop.

Chateau Moncton reno goes Platinum

MONCTON, N.B. — Choice Hotels Canada, the country’s largest hotel franchisor,
recently announced that Chateau
Moncton Hotel & Suites was awarded a prestigious Platinum
Hospitality Award. The annual awards celebrate the highest rated properties
within the Canadian portfolio of more than 325 hotels across the country.

After being closed for
nearly three months, the hotel has also recently completed a major $3.5 million
renovation, including new flooring and furnishings
throughout. The lobby, bar, gym, business centre, conference room and all guest rooms
were updated with a contemporary look and feel. The fifth floor is now an
executive floor that features all King beds, enhanced décor, 55” TVs and large
glass showers with body jets. The fifth floor and suites now have turndown

“The hotels honoured with Platinum Awards are top performers in our
system,” said Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada.
“Properties like Chateau Moncton Hotel & Suites are clear leaders when
it comes to guest service and this recent renovation will ensure guests feel
more welcome than ever. We are so proud to recognize and celebrate the
achievements of this amazing hotel.”

Hospitality Awards are determined based on a
ranking system that examines key performance areas including guest survey
results and quality assurance reviews. Platinum recipients represent the best
of the best and are among the top three per cent of hotels in Choice Canada’s

“We are honoured to receive this esteemed
award from Choice Hotels Canada,” said Alvin Noel, general manager.“We
would like to thank our dedicated staff for all their hard work and commitment
to ensuring that our guests are our first priority. We look forward to
welcoming guests to our newly-renovated space.”

Group Germain opens first ALT+ banner

Group Germain Hotels has unveiled its first hotel under the Alt+ banner with
the opening of the Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Que.

The new
hotel is the company’s second within the Quartier DIX30 commercial complex,
which is also home to the first Alt Hotel. Alt+ Quartier DIX30 is located in
the Square at Quartier DIX30, occupying 11 of 15 floors in a multi-use building
that features office space and a restaurant.

loft-inspired boutique hotel features 115 studio-style guestrooms equipped with
a kitchenette, a desk/dining table and exposed wardrobe. It also boasts six
versatile meeting spaces totalling 5,000 sq. ft. Designed by Montreal-based
LemayMichaud Architecture Design, Alt+ features modern, functional and modular
design, which highlights natural materials.

In June,
when the hotel celebrates its official opening, it will unveil Bar Les Cousins
— a 60-seat venue focused on craft cocktails. The bar will also offer a curated
selection of wine and local beer. The space is designed by Quebec-based Atelier
Zébulon Perron and features a blend of vintage and contemporary styles, as well
as an oval bar and winding banquette.

The hotel
lobby offers flexible Mah Jong seating from Roche Bobois, which guests are
encouraged to regroup as desired. The reception area features an art
installation inspired by tractor tracks left in the Montérégie’s cornfields —
the land on which Quartier DIX30 is located today.

Alt+ Quartier
DIX30 also features a mezzanine designed to offer flexible collaborative
workspaces, as well as a place to relax and socialize. The space boasts a
hanging plant installation and lots of natural light.

amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym, outdoor patio and free heated

Park Inn by Radisson now open in

Park Inn
by Radisson, a colorful and dynamic upper midscale hotel brand,  announced
the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Brampton,
 late last month. The
newly constructed hotel, located at 150 Nexus Avenue, has a sleek and
contemporary look with a boutique hotel atmosphere. The hotel is also
conveniently located within walking distance to the Grand Empire Banquet and
Convention Centre.

“We are
thrilled to see the growth of the Park Inn by Radisson brand in Canada with the
opening of this beautiful hotel,” said Aly El-Bassuni, senior vice president, franchise services, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “This colorful and
contemporary hotel coupled with its positive approach to hospitality is
guaranteed to uplift guests and provide a memorable stay.”

The hotel
offers 41 guest rooms and suites. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi, a business
centre, an airport shuttle and complimentary parking. The hotel is directly
across the street from the Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Centre, which
can serve as a venue for corporate functions and special events. The facility
offers more than 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

“We are
excited to open our doors under the Park Inn by Radisson brand,” said Manjit
Sidhu, the hotel’s owner and developer, Mehar Group. “Our new hotel’s fresh
look, fantastic amenities and convenient location will make it a key
destination for business and leisure guests,” said Harbans Sidhu, chief
executive officer, Mehar Group.