Tbsp. opens in Montreal
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 meals.
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 in Kamloops
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 Rivers University.
“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 welcomes Tapestry Collection
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.