PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Trademark Collection by Wyndham has pushed past the 100-hotel mark with a dozen destinations debuting in Canada. The Canadian roster includes five open hotels and resorts and seven recently signed deals across six provinces.
Since launching less than 18 months ago as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ first soft-brand, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is continuing its rapid growth around the world and raising its flag in Canada with a dozen recently signed hotels and resorts spanning the country. These additions – five of which have opened doors in British Columbia and Ontario, and another seven set to open within the next year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, and Saskatchewan – bolster the brand’s footprint on both sides of the Atlantic with the Trademark name now adorning more than 100 hotels in North America and Europe.
Launched in 2017, Trademark is the first soft-brand geared to three- and four-star hotel owners passionate about upholding their hotels’ independent spirit and designed for everyday travellers seeking distinctive, attainable accommodations in sought-after destinations. Each of Trademark Collection by Wyndham’s upper-midscale-and-above hotels around the world — from Germany and Switzerland to New York and Collingwood — boast three common attributes: character, charm, and individuality.
Today, travellers can tap global, award-winning Trademark experiences likeThe INFINITY Hotel & Conference Center in Munich, Germany, and the HYPERION Hotel Basel in Basel, Switzerland, as well as notable American locations like the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, N.Y., and the Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa in Midway, Utah.
“This global momentum is a testament to Trademark’s mounting appeal as one of the most compelling soft-branded offerings for independent hoteliers across the globe,” said Greg Giordano, vice president, brand operations, Trademark Collection by Wyndham.
“These recent landmark additions, located in some of Canada’s most coveted travel spots, underscore what it means to be a Trademark hotel—unmatched character, charm, and individuality. These hotels are now backed by the global distribution power of a leading hospitality name in Wyndham, and a team passionate about driving more travelers through entrepreneurial hoteliers’ doors every day.”
Planting Roots in the Great White North
Trademark’s Canadian additions widen the brand’s presence in North America, joining nearly 50 hotels across the U.S.
The first locations flying the Trademark flag in Canada include the Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Collingwood, Ontario. Located in one of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes, the 94-room Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre gives guests easy access to year-round outdoor activities, up-and-coming wineries, trendy boutiques and galleries, and award-winning dining in the heart of Collingwood, just 90 minutes north of Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Recent renovations have transformed the hotel by infusing modern design, comfort, and enhanced functionality into its lobby, restaurant, on-site spa, indoor pool, standard guest rooms and nearly 9,400 square feet of meeting and event space, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. The hotel also offers customized leisure, event, and corporate packages.
Another location is The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Kamloops, British Columbia. Built in 1928, the 67-room Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops balances modern decor and conveniences with historic British Columbian charm. The renovated hotel is conveniently located just steps from the city’s shops and restaurants, and close to popular attractions like Riverside Park and Exhibition Park. Complimentary hotel amenities and services include daily breakfast, wireless internet access, and access to nearby fitness and wellness centres.
Further propelling the brand’s momentum in Canada are two recently signed franchise agreements bringing seven Trademark hotels to four additional Canadian provinces.
Wyndham recently executed a deal with Advanced Lodging, Inc., for three highly rated hotels in Eastern Canada scheduled to open under the Trademark brand by the end of the year: Chateau Bedford in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Chateau Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick; and Chateau Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick, located just two kilometers (a little over one mile) from Wyndham’s Canadian-based contact centre.
In Western Canada, another four Trademark locations will open their doors in 2019 in Alberta and Saskatchewan through a franchise agreement with Royal Hotel Group, which has hotels in Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton and Leduc (near Edmonton airport).