HALIFAX—Jamie Bolduc, general manager of the Radisson Suite
Hotel Halifax, says the hotel’s $7-million renovation is more than a makeover.
He calls it a “total repositioning” that will make the city’s premier property.
The hotel reopened in May after changes that encompassed the pool, fitness
area, guestrooms, all case goods, meeting spaces and kitchens. The 120-suite
property is located downtown, one block from the waterfront.
The suites include new plush linens, separate living rooms
with pull-out sofas, up to three flat screen televisions per suite and updated
bathrooms. One type of suite even has a television built into the bathroom
“The renovation of this fantastic hotel is another step in
our objective to have 75 per cent of all Radisson hotels in North America
completed renovations by year end,” said Radisson COO Javier Rosenberg, who was
on hand to tour the Halifax property last week.
“The hotel has undergone a complete renovation and we are very
proud of our new look. The innovative design and stylish ambiance will enhance
both the leisure and business traveller’s experience,” said Sukdev Toor,
president and CEO Manga hotels, which acquired the property in 2011.
Manga has eight hotels – seven in Canada and one in the U.S.
Canadian properties include Hampton Inn & Suites by
Hilton Toronto Airport, Residence Inn by Marriott Whitby, Homewood Suites by
Hilton London, Courtyard by Marriott London, Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport,
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax Airport and Radisson Suite Hotel
Halifax. The U.S. property is the Best Western Plus in Lockport, NY.
Hotels in the pipeline include Hampton Inn & Suites by
Hilton St. John’s, NL, which should open in September, the 154-room Aloft Buffalo
Airport, and a signed deal with Homewood Suites by Hilton for the northeast
corner of Shuter and Jarvis streets in downtown Toronto.