Toronto gets it first Ace Hotel . IN 2020 the grand opening of the new 13 storey hotel inside Toronto’s fashion district . The Ace Hotel is made of a group of inclusive individuals seeking to embrace the cities they’re in but building spaces for collective gatherings.
Marriot International has announced Toronto’s first W Hotel in Yorkville. The hotel will be a nine storey, 255 room luxury property surrounded by Bloor Street’s high end shopping boutiques and will feature its own DJ booth and recording studio, Guests can stay in the new , vibrant and sophisticated hotel as early as summer 2020. The $40 million design transformation which began in July 2019, will reimagine the property’s guest rooms, restaurants and amenities. The property is expected to open as W Toronto in Summer 2020.
Expected to double Canada brand presence by 2022 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation are expecting to open more than 20 new hotels in Canada by the end of 2022. The newly announced properties include three hotels in the downtown area of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Expected to open in 2022 a dual branded Hyatt Centric Falls and Hyatt Regency Niagara Falls Project, with 150 and 350 guestrooms respectively and the 200 room Hyatt Place Niagara Falls. This includes properties that will mark the first Hyatt House and Hyatt Centric hotels in Canada and the first Hyatt Hotels in the Niagara Falls Market. Other scheduled openings for 2020 include Park Hyatt Toronto (after renovation), Hyatt Place Kelowna, Hyatt Place Winnipeg Downtown, Hyatt Place Moncton, Hyatt Place Brampton, Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Edmonton Downtown and Hyatt Place Ottawa.
HILTON EXPANSION BRINGS NEW BRANDS TO CANADA
Hilton has recently announced robust Canadian expansion plans for Canopy by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Tru by Hilton, driven by the regions thriving tourism industry.
Providing guests with vibrant, unique experiences at different price points, the expanded footprint of Tru by Hilton and the introduction of Canopy and Tapestry Collection by Hilton into Canada will offer travellers more options in the country. Hilton has the largest hotel construction pipeline in Canada with nearly 70 hotels and 8000 rooms, comprising 22% of the total hotel pipeline in market.
“The introduction of Tapestry Collection to a country experiencing a significant rise in tourism is an exciting prospect for a brand still in its early development, “ said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “ Our debut in the Canadian market will allow us to reach a new set of guests and offer those who have grown to love Tapestry Collection brand more opportunities for authentic, independent experiences outside of the US.”
Queens Marque due to open in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Autumn 2020. The 4.5 to 5.00 star luxury hotel will have 110 rooms, 400 sq.ft each, jutting out into Halifax Harbour so that each room has a view of the harbour. The hotel will have its own brand – as yet unnamed – which will reinforce the power of place. The hotel aims to be Fogo Island meets Ritz Carlton. Historical and cultural elements are integrated in the room design – salt and pepper Nova Scotia granite, abstract tartans, and hooked rugs ; bespoke furniture and fine joinery. The common areas will include a living room, but also a main salon offering three meals a day. The food in the 150 seat restaurant will consist of modern versions of Nova Scotia classics. Services include 8000 square feet of wellness amenities including a vitality pool area, a series of wellness pools, cold plunge and sauna steam room alongside Nova Scotia salt therapy or halo therapy. In addition the hotel will have its own yacht and runabout for water excursions.
Queens Marque will include about 900 tonnes of Nova Scotia sandstone slabs, the primary heating and cooling systems will use heat pump and chilled beam technology where seawater is drawn from the harbour and circulated through the buildings. Nova Scotia granite steps will descend into the harbour and reimagine the sites historic slipway, formerly called Queens Landing. The north and south wharf buildings are meant to be emblematic of ships docking on the waterfront. At the apex of the rising pier building an as yet to be designed and named ‘harbour light’ art installation will be build, a glowing tower which people can enter and climb.
The 50 room, 4 star boutique style property in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon, is now under construction and due to open in January 2020
This 120 room , 4 star hotel First Nations themed project on the Whitehorse Waterfront in the Yukon was recently announced with construction starting in Spring 2020.
MOUNT LOGAN LODGE
A beautiful property with stunning views of the Kluane National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) St. Elias range is planning new packages and programmes for winter 2020 including snowmobiling, dog sledding and icefishing. Five well appointed guest rooms, a 6 person Yurt, a Goldrush Era cabin and even a school bus converted for guest accommodation round out the accommodation options, Summer activities include fly fishing and kayaking excursions on nearby Pine Lake , and Yoga and artistic activities at the lodge. www.mountloganlodge.com
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