OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS update Nov. 10, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham adds hotel in Sarnia, Ont.

TORONTO, Ont. — Realstar Hospitality recently announced the location of its newest Days Inn franchise. Located on the waterfront in the city of Sarnia, the newly renovated property is 100 per cent smoke-free and features 94 spacious guest rooms & suites, each appointed with flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding, mini-fridge and microwave. 

“We are thrilled to open the doors of our hotel under the Days Inn brand,” said Rickey Randhawa, hotel owner. “Our modern guest rooms and facilities, along with friendly hospitality are certain to provide a relaxing and enjoyable stay for our hotel guests.”

Ideal for business and leisure travellers alike, hotel location is optimal with stunning views of the harbourfront. Sarnia’s only waterfront hotel, guests will enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the property. Prior to opening, the hotel refreshed its look in all public spaces and guest rooms. In order to enhance the guest experience, the project included extensive upgrades to bedding, flooring and brand new hotel artwork. 

An easy walk to Sarnia Marina and access to Blue Water Bridge along with local restaurants, Days Inn by Wyndham Sarnia Harbourfront is conveniently located at 505 Harbour Street.

“This property is a great addition to the brand, helping to broaden our distribution of Days Inns across Ontario,” said Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “Development across the country is important in expanding our Days Inn customer base. With another few hotels on the books and numerous other projects on the horizon, the brand continues to be well-positioned for robust growth.”

Tofino, B.C., gets a $20 million Hotel Zed

TOFINO, B.C. — Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns, has spent $20 million to renovate a former Tofino inn in this tourist town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This is the company’s third Hotel Zed. It has has already revived older hotel properties with Hotel Zed’s throwback style, retro decor and unusual services in Victoria and Kelowna.

Prices for rooms at the 58-room hotel start at $179 a night, and it has a bike-through lobby connected to multi-use pathways in Tofino. Guests have access to a “psychic’s den,” with a crystal ball and a drop-in tarot-card reader. A mini disco includes LED floor lights that interact with dance moves and a sound system where users can plug in their own devices. There is also a secret arcade equipped with retro games such as Donkey Kong Jr. and Ms. Pac Man. The hotel shuttle is a classically retro 1969 Chevrolet Kingswood Estate station wagon.

Hotel Zed Tofino, on four acres of rainforest backing onto the lagoon side of Tofino, is also part of the Tribal Park Allies, a group of businesses committed to the ecological protection and restoration of the Tribal Parks ancestral gardens and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation culture and governance.

CFO finances new Hilton Tapestry hotel

MISSISSAUGA — As a result of the COVID-19, a multitude of proposed hotel developments have either been put on hold or cancelled given the impact the pandemic has had on the lodging market. 

CFO Capital is pleased to announce that it has secured financing for the construction of The Bloom, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a 77,951 square-foot, six storey, 125 key hotel located at 6950 Kennedy Road, Mississauga, Ont.

“We wish to congratulate and commend the developers who are first time hoteliers, as well as Hilton Hotels for their confidence in moving forward,” CFO Capital said in a news release.