Montreal (QC), September 11 2017 — In September 2017, Group Germain Hotels will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Alt banner. Since the opening of Alt Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard in 2007, the banner has become increasingly popular with business and leisure travelers, and today includes seven hotels from the east to the west of Canada. Within a year, this number will increase to 11 with the opening of new Alt Hotels in St. John's, Saskatoon and Calgary, in addition to the Alt+ Hotel that will be located in Brossard. Alt Hotels has several events and promotions planned to mark the occasion and delight their guests!

“Stay unconventional" is the motto at Alt Hotels, but what exactly sets them apart? Here are 10 reasons as original as they are unmatched in the hotel industry:

1.       No set checkout time: Guests who reserve their stay directly by phone or on the website of an Alt Hotel have no set checkout time, a first in the Canadian hotel industry.

2.       Fixed rates:  At Alt, there is no daily fluctuation in the rate, even if a festival or a big event is in full swing.

3.       Eco-responsible features: Alt Hotels use geothermal energy for heating and air conditioning. Alt Hotel Quartier DIX30 was the first hotel in Canada to use this technology. Guests also benefit from charging stations for electric vehicles.

4.       An environment for relaxation and well-being: “Nama-Stay”, a series of online yoga videos that allow guests to do regenerative yoga sessions in the comfort of their room - yoga mat included.

5.       Animal lovers: Well-behaved dogs and pets are welcome in Alt Hotels. A cozy bed and an eating area are also available for pets.

6.       Comfort in style: The ultra-comfortable rooms and meeting spaces are flooded with natural light thanks to their oversized windows. Guests also appreciate the contemporary, intelligent design of the rooms and common areas that invite relaxation and socializing.

7.       An inspiring space: Creative lounges are available for guests in the majority of Alt Hotels to hold informal meetings. There’s nothing better than comfortable sofas, inviting ottomans and a colourful and friendly environment to get the creative juices flowing.

8.       A focus on buying local: Alt Hotels place great importance on buying local. For example, the employees wear clothing designed by Canadian creators, and the works of art hanging in the rooms and common areas are all works by Canadian artists.

9.       Colorful works of art: Altexpo, an impressive mural located in the lobby of each hotel, is a collective work of art made up of thousands of photos from various contests held on Instagram. Guests can contribute and post their photos on the screens of the mural by using the #Altexpo hashtag.

10 years, it’s a celebration!

As for the tenth reason it’s the unconventional way that Alt Hotels are celebrating their anniversary - by pampering their guests! Between September 15 and 21, hotel guests will get to enjoy a number of little surprise touches such as mimosas in the morning, sweet treats and a festive cocktail reception on September 21, the banner’s official birthday. Finally, one guest from each of the seven Alt Hotels will be chosen at random to win one night’s stay at the low price of $10 during the festivities.

“The past 10 years have been very exciting for us," said Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels. "We are proud to welcome a growing number of loyal guests under the Alt banner, which stands out more and more on the Canadian hotel scene. Even better, we are truly pleased to take advantage of this tenth anniversary to pamper our guests in our unconventional way. "


TORONTO, ON (September 7, 2017) – Realstar Hospitality today announced the official opening of its latest franchised Days Inn & Suites located just minutes from the Edmonton International Airport in Leduc, Alberta.

Prior to opening, the full-service hotel refreshed its look in all guest rooms along with public spaces. In order to enhance the guest experience, the project included upgrades to bedding, installation of 43” HD flat-screen TVs and brand new hotel artwork. Each of the 107 spacious rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi Internet access, comfortable sitting area, work desk, mini-fridge and microwave.

“We’re excited to welcome travellers from around the world and offer the same great service and excellence in accommodations that they’ve come to expect from all our hotels,” said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “Days Inn & Suites - Edmonton Airport is a much-anticipated addition to the Days Inn brand in Canada.”

Days Inn & Suites - Edmonton Airport offers a complimentary "early bird" Daybreak Café breakfast starting at 4:00 am and free airport shuttle. Guests can enjoy daily room service from the hours of 9:00 am - 11:00 pm, the convenience of an onsite restaurant, fitness centre and indoor pool. The hotel features over 1,090 square feet of meeting and event space for up to 80 people, onsite business centre and free guest parking.

“Our goal is to create a welcoming atmosphere with a first-rate level of service that will make our guests want to return,” said David Vandermeulen, General Manager, Days Inn & Suites - Edmonton. “Providing an exceptional guest experience is our number one priority.” added Vandermeulen.

Located at 8116 Sparrow Crescent, the hotel is close to downtown Edmonton, south Edmonton and the Nisku Business Park. Opening May 2018, the new Premium Outlet Mall will be situated directly across the street from the hotel. Reservations for Days Inn & Suites - Edmonton Airport can be made by visiting or by calling 1 800 DAYS INN (1-800-329-7466).


TORONTO, ON (September 6, 2017) – Realstar Hospitality today announced the opening of its newest Days Inn in 100 Mile House, British Columbia. Centrally located off Highway 97 between Vancouver and Prince George, the new construction hotel offers 39 spacious guest rooms inclusive of 40” flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini-fridge and microwave.

“Days Inn - 100 Mile House is a great addition to our growing family of hotels in British Columbia,” said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “Providing a refreshing choice for those seeking top-quality accommodations, the hotel is a perfect option for travellers to the South Cariboo region.”

Guests can enjoy the convenience of nearby restaurants, a free Daybreak Café breakfast, free guest parking and pets are always welcome.

“We are very proud to open the doors of our new hotel under the Days Inn brand,” said Dustin Patara, hotel general manager. “Our modern guest rooms with essential amenities along with friendly hospitality is certain to provide a relaxing and enjoyable stay for our hotel guests.”

Conveniently located at 965 Alder Avenue, nearby attractions include 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site, 100 Mile Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Centennial Park & Bridge Creek, Alpaca Story Ranch and Parkside Art Gallery. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 1 800 DAYS INN (1-800-329-7466).


Vancouver, BC, August 31, 2017 – Doubletree by Hilton™ West Edmonton was recently awarded a CARE Cup, which recognizes hotels that “Create A Rewarding Experience” (CARE) for guests, fellow team members and for the communities in which they serve.

“The CARE Cup recognizes our commitment to delivering exceptional service for our Guests, supporting our Team Members, and for contributing to improving our community,” says Grant McCurdy, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton. “These successes are the direct results of our teamwork, innovation, passion and commitment to excellence.”

Awarded semi-annually, CARE recognizes the “best of the best” DoubleTree by Hilton™ hotels for bringing to life the brand’s globally-recognized CARE program. The Doubletree by Hilton™ West Edmonton beat out more than 400 competitors in its category to win its second consecutive CARE Cup.


Looking forward to welcoming you and 300 delegates to the Western Canadian Lodging Conference on NOV 21-22, 2017 in Vancouver. 

This event attracts senior level executives and provides a year-end perspective on both resort and urban lodging, with a western Canadian focus. For those involved in the development of recreational/resort real estate or active in the hotel and urban-based investment market, it is considered a must-attend event for the interactive sessions and timely insights into investment activity.




Diverse market conditions provide a backdrop of rising top lines in BC, early signs of improvement in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the steadiness of Manitoba. All this in another bumper transaction year. Join Carrie Russell (HVS) and Scott Duff (CBRE Hotels) as they highlight this year's numbers along with their perspectives for 2018. Session sponsored by Realstar Hospitality 


Canada is the darling of the capital markets attracting debt and equity from Asia, Europe and the US. Domestic activity remains exceptionally strong too. Our experts explain the why, where and how of investing in Canada for all layers of the capital stack.


You've decided to sell but what needs to be done to make the process efficient, timely and successful? These experienced principals and advisors give you their all and get it done.


What's the long term economic and political outlook for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan? What do the experts say and how does the major populous really feel?

AND MORE >>> full program HERE, speakers will be announced soon!


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