Vrancor opens first NOTL hotels in a decade

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE — Vrancor Group, Darko Vranich’s hospitality company based in Hamilton, Ont., now has 19 hotels open, including a dual-branded Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites in Niagara on the Lake, which opened Apr. 10.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL evening view.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL evening view.

Staybridge Suites NOTL evening view.

Staybridge Suites NOTL evening view.

NIAGARA
ON THE LAKE — Vrancor Group, Darko Vranich’s hospitality company based in Hamilton, Ont., now has 19 hotels open, including a dual-branded Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites
located at 524 York Road just off the Queen Elizabeth Way at Glendale Ave in Niagara on the Lake, which opened on April 10.

“It’s
exciting going into a market where there has been no new-build development in
10 years,” said Karen McQuade, Vrancor’s regional director, sales and
marketing. “It’s not just the excitement, but it’s the manner in which the
community have welcomed us. They are excited that we will become part of their
community.

“That’s
one of Vrancor’s strengths,” added McQuade, who has been with the company for
four years. “We believe in the communities where we operate and work hard to build meaningful partnerships.” 

Even
before they opened, Vrancor had established partnerships with the nearby Outlet Collection at Niagara mall, Royal Niagara Golf Course, Niagara College and several wineries.

Advantages
of the location include the following:

·  Gateway location to everything Niagara including Niagara Falls,
Niagara-on-the- Lake and St. Catharines;

·  Immediately adjacent to Outlet Collection at Niagara and a
selection of fine dining and casual restaurants;

·  Heart of Ontario’s Wine Region and one of Canada’s pre-eminent
golf destinations;

·  Three easily accessible Canada/USA border crossings: Queenston
Lewiston (14 km), Rainbow Bridge (16 km), and The Peace Bridge (42 km);

·  Within a 1 hour drive to three international airports; Buffalo
International (61 km), John C. Munro Hamilton (73 km) and Toronto Pearson
International (111 km); and

·  Access to the National Historic District of Niagara-on-the-Lake (14 km) which includes spectacular vistas, walking, biking and hiking trails.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL lobby.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL lobby.

Holiday Inn Express
has 104 modern guestrooms composed of 38
king, 55 double queen, six king accessible and five
double queen accessible rooms. There is also 1,600 square feet of flexible meeting and social event space.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL king guestroom.

Holiday Inn Express NOTL king guestroom.

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Guestrooms are tastefully decorated with
modern décor featuring fresh white linens, duvets and both soft and firm
pillows. Feel at home with a working desk, chaise lounge sofa, mini-fridge,
microwave, Keurig coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, 49-inch HDTV experience, upgraded
bathroom amenities and in room safe, plus free daily Express Start breakfast bar
offering both healthy and hearty options.

Staybridge Suites NOTL lobby.

Staybridge Suites NOTL lobby.

Staybridge Suites has 70 guestrooms composed of 42 king one bedroom suites, 21 queen studio suites, four
king accessible suites and three
Queen Accessible Suites.

Staybridge NOTL one bed king suite.

Staybridge NOTL one bed king suite.

Each modern suite offers a pull out sofa bed
in addition to a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, stove, full
size refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher,
pots/pans/serving dishes, plates/glassware, cutlery and a dining table. Guests feel at
home with a working desk, free Wi-Fi and 49-inch HDTV experience. The hotel offers free daily
hot breakfast buffet serving healthy and hearty options and free evening social
nightly (Monday to Wednesday).

The pool at the Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites dual-branded campus in NOTL.

The pool at the Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites dual-branded campus in NOTL.

“The Niagara peninsula is a unique geographic
area bordered by Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and includes Niagara Falls and the
Niagara River. It has a flourishing wine industry, 15 golf courses, 200
designated cycling routes and family attractions for young and old,” said
McQuade.  “The region attracts over 12 million visitors per year.”

The great thing is that our hotels are brand
new, fresh, clean and modern. “IHG does a tremendous job of having a
guest-centric culture guided by guest heartbeat scores. They give the guest
everything they need for an enjoyable, productive stay,” she said.