Tbsp. opens in Montreal
– Tbsp. is the new, Italian-inspired,
market-fresh eatery at W Montreal.
The official opening on November 21 gives hotel guests and professionals in the
Square Victoria area a fresh lunch option as well as a new source of catered
Tbsp. will serve daily-changing two-course lunch table d’hotes, with à
la carte options also available. The goal is thoughtful, locally sourced,
seasonal fare in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere, without pretension and on a
timeframe that allows patrons to enjoy their meal within the window of a
regular lunch hour.
Chef Joris Larigaldie will oversee operations. Larigaldie plans dishes
that include pillowy homemade gnocchi with Quebec-farmed duck confit over
velvety squash purée and bright and creamy pappardelle with broccoli, spinach and crispy garlic croutons.
The wow-worthy decor was
designed by Sid Lee, using
Montreal’s Old Port and Lachine Canal as inspiration. Watery
elements are recalled through beautiful blue marble backsplashes, while rich
wood elements evoke a yacht’s decor, paying homage to the city’s port history.
Ascend Hotels opens
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Choice Hotels Canada has expanded its Ascend
Hotel Collection with the opening of The Hue in Kamloops. The 36-room hotel is the
first-ever newly built Ascend Collection Hotel in Canada.
The six-storey boutique hotel at 1529
Hugh Allan Drive in the city’s Aberdeen neighbourhood is located just off the
Trans-Canada Highway. It’s steps away from the Cascades Casino and near Thompson
“We have eagerly anticipated the
opening of this hotel since it went into development,” says Brian Leon,
president, Choice Hotels Canada. “This is an exceptional new-build hotel that
we believe will offer a guest experience unlike anything else in the area.”
The hotel will benefit as Kamloops
continues to grow as a tourist destination. The city is a destination for
several sports, including mountain biking, fishing, golf and winter sports.
Kamloops airport has also increased air capacity with new direct flights from
Toronto and Calgary.
The Hue is the 17th hotel under the Ascend banner in Canada and one of more
than 280 Ascend Collection Hotels globally.
MONCTON, N.B. – The grand opening of Canvas, the first Tapestry
Collection by Hilton hotel in Canada, is set for December 11. It follows a soft
launch that took place at the end of October.
The 97-room hotel includes meeting space for up to 120
people. The premises are home to a Gahan House location, operated by PEI craft
brewer Gahan, while an interactive culinary experience featuring wine and beer
tastings and food-pairing workshops are available at Expérience, a boutique
operated by NB Liquor.
Owned by 55Opal Developments, a joint venture between FiveFive Queen
Developments and Opal Hospitality, the hotel is managed by Opal Hospitality.
“Our debut in the Canadian market will allow us to
reach a new set of guests and offer those who have grown to love the Tapestry
Collection brand more opportunities for authentic, independent experiences
outside of the U.S.,” Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by
Hilton, told Canadian Lodging News in October.