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RED DEER, ALBERTA (April 1, 2019) – Temple Hotels Inc. (TSX: TPH) (“Temple”) announces that Sheraton Red Deer will change its name to Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre effective April 1, 2019. The Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre is the largest first-class all-inclusive Conference Centre in Central Alberta and will continue to offer its award-winning services, value and comfort without interruption.

Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre will continue to be managed by Atlific Hotels. The hotel offers 241 rooms including superior and deluxe guest rooms and suites. The property also features a 24-hour business centre, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, soothing sauna and steam bath, and a 45,000-gallon heated indoor pool. A wide range of onsite food, beverage and entertainment options are also available and include Joe’s Deli, R&R Grill, Garden Terrace Lounge, Bellinis Sonic Lounge and Longriders, the hotel’s country saloon and dance hall. 53,000 SF of exhibition and meeting space accommodates up to 2,200 guests including 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom and full catering and banquet facilities helmed by an award-winning culinary team. Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre offers free parking with four onsite Tesla Supercharging stations, free wireless Internet and other popular amenities including Capri Salon, featuring hair, nail and other aesthetics services and a fashion retailer, Side Street Women’s Clothing.

Cambridge Red Deer joins established independent Cambridge properties in Eastern Canada and allows us to grow a proudly Canadian Cambridge portfolio,” said Sanjay Rateja, Vice-President, Operations, Temple. “We are very excited to offer Albertans a premiere integrated independent hotel, conference and special event venue. Cambridge Red Deer offers a wealth of exceptional amenities and services that will make any visit to Red Deer special.”

“This unique property is the premiere conference facility in Central Alberta, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide an exceptional experience to all of our guests as the newly rebranded Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre,” said Gordon Johnson, Vice-President, Operations, Atlific Hotels. “It has a long history of hosting some of the most distinguished events and guests in the region, and we are excited about what’s next as we embark on this new chapter in its successful story.” 

Offering easy access to many popular attractions including golf, skiing and outdoor adventures, the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre is located at 3310 50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta. For more information please visit www.cambridgereddeer.com.

 
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DENVER (April 2, 2019)RLH Corporation(NYSE:RLH) continues to elevate its senior leadership team with the addition of Vinod Sankar as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. In this newly established role, Sankar will be accountable for delivering company growth through evolving RLH Corporation’s global digital strategy, technology innovation and online customer experience.

Sankar joins RLH Corporation from MSG Ventures, a subsidiary of The Madison Square Garden Company, where he served as Vice President of Product Development & Partnerships. Sankar drove development of MSG Ventures’ artist and audience-focused technology stack and its go-to-market strategy for iconic live entertainment venues that pioneer next generation of transformative, immersive experiences.

Sankar has nearly 20 years of experience in technology-driven organizations.  He has created strategies to launch cutting-edge products, pioneered new markets, forged mission-critical partnerships and alliances, optimized processes, and played a key role in M&A activity and in subsequent post-merger integrations. Prior to MSG Ventures, he held senior leadership roles in product management, digital strategy and operations in companies such as Atlice USA, Yahoo, Minacs and [24]/7.ai. He additionally has hospitality industry experience at Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces.

Sankar is passionate about technology’s role in social empowerment and continues to be an active member of both the Bay Area and New York technology communities. He holds graduate-level certifications in Customer Analytics from The Wharton School, Operations Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, Product Management and Innovation from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Thought Leadership from the Indian Institute of Management, and an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management from Bangalore University, India.

“RLH Corporation continues to attract extremely talented individuals with unique and impressive backgrounds and this is especially true of Vinod, who will lead our global digital strategy, customer experience and revenue optimization,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “RLH Corporation is a digital and technology-first organization.  We put a lot of time and effort into finding the right person for this role, and I could not be more excited to welcome Vinod to the organization. I am positive we will see great things and new innovations come out of his team.”

Sankar will be located in the Denver headquarters office.

To learn more about franchising with RLH Corporation, visitfranchise.rlhco.com. We don’t wait for the future. We create it.

 
 

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