Openings, Sales & Renos Nov. 24, 2020

Hazelton’s new Spa by Valmont. Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished. New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Trois Rivières gets a Travelodge. Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection.

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Hazelton’s Hotel’s new Spa by Valmont

The Hazelton Hotel’s Spa by Valmont located in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood has completed its renovation project by design firm Yabu Pushelberg.

The spa was designed to articulate the evolution of wellness. This transformation includes four treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure station and steam room. The spa’s reception area, fitness centre and refreshment bar have also been updated. Additionally, the spa includes an indoor saltwater pool.

The Spa by Valmont also features the brand’s new five product Primary Collection, a microbiome-balancing line specifically designed to help prevent skin irritation.

The spa features an unparalleled aesthetic throughout, from its four treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure station and relaxing steam room area. The spa was designed to articulate the evolution of wellness by offering a warm and inviting canvas of light colours and finishes which harmoniously work together to conjure the feeling of expansiveness within the space. Additional highlights include a nature-inspired check-in area with a monolithic stone desk and warm wooden millwork; a transformed reception area punctuated with art and splashes of jewel-tone colour; a re-envisioned fitness centre area including a refreshment bar; and luxurious new seating areas alongside an indoor saltwater pool for guests to relax and socialize at a safe distance.

“The Spa by Valmont is a highlight of our hotel that offers a personalized wellness experience that is unrivalled in Toronto,” says Hani Roustom, managing director, The Hazelton Hotel. “With this incredible transformation, we are delighted to continue our
partnership with Valmont and offer an unparalleled sanctuary for our guests.”

Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished

The 372-key, 50-year-old Holiday Inn by Yorkdale will soon be demolished for a three-condo development. The 12-storey hotel directly across the street from Yorkdale Mall will become the site for a new development from the Gupta Group. According to Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale, its last day of operations will be November 30, 2020.

Applications to redevelop the site at 3450 Dufferin Street were first submitted in 2016, with designs from Page + Steele and IBI Group Architects for towers spanning 29, 33, and 37 storeys.

The proposal includes townhouse units, a new network of roads, and a public park. In total, 1,044 residential units will be added to the area, the majority of which are one-bedroom-plus den.

The tallest tower, known as Building A, will also include 255 hotel rooms.

New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C.

TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality is proud to announce the opening of its newest Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Adding to the growing franchise system in Canada, the modern conversion expands the distribution network of Motel 6 and Studio 6, bringing the total to 36 locations countrywide.

Situated just minutes from Revelstoke Airport and within close proximity to Mount Revelstoke National Park, the hotel offers guests stunning mountain views and a convenient location to take in some of Revelstoke’s most spectacular attractions.

“Motel 6 – Revelstoke provides great value for guests looking to explore the beautiful city and its many offerings,” said Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “With the Clean@6 Program in place at all hotels, Motel 6 is committed to providing the travelling public with clean and comfortable stays.”

Completely renovated, each guestroom features a flat-screen TV, microwave and mini-fridge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and complimentary coffee is offered in the lobby every morning. Ski and snowmobile packages are available upon request. At Motel 6, pets are always welcome and kids 17 and under stay free when occupying the same room as an adult family member.

“We are excited to be apart of the Motel 6 family and look forward to welcoming guests, just in time to hit the slopes!” said William Zhao, hotel owner and general manager.

Trois-Rivières gets a Travelodge

CALGARY — Travelodge Canada is pleased to announce the opening of their newest property in Trois-Rivières, Que. This new location adds to the operation of more than 100 Travelodge by Wyndham and Thriftlodge branded hotels across Canada.

The Travelodge by Wyndham Trois-Rivières will officially open its doors on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. With their stay, guests will enjoy free WiFi, access to an onsite breakfast restaurant and an outdoor pool in the summer. The hotel features 101-guest rooms and up to eight banquet/meeting rooms that are capable of hosting 450 people.

“Travelodge Canada is pleased to announce the opening of the Travelodge by Wyndham Trois-Rivières, which further enhances our presence within the Quebec region” said Trevor Hagel, executive vice-president, operations, Travelodge Canada. “This property offers guests a number of great amenities and a fantastic location close to many dining and shopping options, the University of Quebec and the scenic St. Lawrence Waterfront”.

This marks the fourth property opening of 2020 for Travelodge Canada. The Travelodge by Wyndham Regina, the Travelodge by Wyndham Miramichi and the Thriftlodge Moncton locations all announced their openings in Canada earlier this year.

Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection

HALIBURTON, Ont. — Choice Hotels Canada has announcee that the Pinestone Resort, a rustic lodge and conference centre in the Haliburton Highlands, has joined the Ascend Hotel Collection. The fast-growing Ascend Hotel Collection is a network of upscale resorts, historic properties and boutique hotels that offer guests a uniquely local experience. This architectural gem, with upcoming renovation and design by Chamberlain Architects, was conceived with its natural surroundings in mind, making it casually elegant and welcoming.

“We are delighted to have such a beautiful hotel and talented owners, the Aurora Group, join the Ascend Hotel Collection,” says Rob Alldred, director of membership development, Ascend Hotel Collection at Choice Hotels Canada. “It is a truly special experience as a retreat in the heart of cottage country.”

The Aurora Group is a family-owned company with extensive experience in hospitality and management. The company has grown rapidly over the past few years and is actively engaged in new project development in North America.

This full-service hotel and conference centre offers meeting and event space, a golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spa. The resort is set on 160 acres of beautiful country landscapes in the Haliburton Highlands. The hotel consists of 102 rooms, suites, and chalets. The owners will be renovating the hotel over the next couple of years.

Planned renovations are in keeping with the architectural elements and exposing natural features, with a focus on the interior public spaces. The choice of textures such as exposed wood, stone and brick will add character to all the spaces, and the natural colour palate will create an appearance of warmth to the overall aesthetic.

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