Toronto, ON (August 14, 2017)Atlific Hotels is delighted to announce the recently completed renovations of Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown. Designed by Vancouver-based interior design firm Hager Design International Inc., the hotel’s public spaces have been transformed to complement the property’s sleek and modern atmosphere. In addition to its newly minted space, the hotel is the perfect option for Vancouver visitors seeking accommodations in the heart of downtown.

“Our goal for the renovation was to achieve a fresh and contemporary design that reflects the energy of downtown Vancouver and Hager Design International Inc. brought our vision to life with creativity and ease,” said Tim Tindle, Vice-President Operations, Atlific Hotels  “We are thrilled with the hotel’s new look and can’t wait for guests to experience the sophisticated and modern renovations while enjoying the friendly service that the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown is known for,” he continued.

The renovations include carefully selected floor, wall and ceiling finishes paired with decorative and architectural lighting elements that have brightened the lobby, bar lounge, meeting rooms and pre-function areas. In the transformed lobby, visitors are now welcomed by alluring pops of colour, accompanied by beautiful millwork screens and stone clad columns. A memorable experience is created as guests enter the grand staircase which glistens under the sparkling light of newly installed, bespoke chandeliers. This one-of-a-kind complex chandelier was the driving force of the overall design philosophy, created to grab the attention of passersby and draw them into the space. Custom, hand tufted carpeting brings warmth and interest to all renovated areas, completing the newly refined and inviting experience.

With an understanding of the hotel’s versatile functionality, Hager Design International Inc. used high performance materials to serve the hotel’s numerous functions. The new lighting and drapery applied in the lobby areas are carried out to the pre-function and the meeting rooms, framing a more functional space and rounding out the hotel’s new look. These elements blend effortlessly, elevating the space into a vibrant and comfortable oasis perfectly suited for business meetings, social events and weddings.

Located at the corner of Howe and Helmcken Streets, the hotel sits in the heart of Vancouver’s bustling urban centre and is a short walk from a variety of shops, businesses, the city’s hottest restaurants and entertainment venues. Visitors can stroll along Yaletown’s Waterfront Seawall or take a ferry across False Creek to Granville Island. The hotel is just a 7-minute drive from Stanley Park and a 19-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport.


EDMONTON, AB (July 27th 2017) – The newly refurbished Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA will hold its Grand Opening TOMORROW, Friday, July 28th 2017, at 10155-105 Street, Edmonton. A news conference will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. Attending media can also view the unique rooms of the renovated property, complete with their signature amenities, including Electric Bidets (TOTO ® Washlets), 55" flat screen TVs and welcome origami.

You are invited to attend this media briefing and reception, introducing the third Canadian – and first in Alberta – property to bear the APA name. The Founder of the APA Group, Mr. Toshio Motoya, the President of APA Hotel, Mrs. Fumiko Motoya, the President of Coast Hotels, Mr. Victor Komoda, and the General Manager of the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA will be in attendance.

During Opening Weekend, guests can book rooms for a one-time opening special rate of $75 per night. They can make reservations by calling: 1-800-663-1144.

Coast Hotels is a Canadian-based hotel group with 38 branded and managed properties in North America. APA Hotel group is a Japanese based hotel organization with 372 properties falling under the APA brand. 


Vancouver, B.C. (24th July 2017) - The 15th Annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic, held July 6 at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club, raised a phenomenal $87,000 for charity and a significant amount of those funds will go towards promoting new initiatives championing diversity and inclusion 

Coast Hotels has teamed up with a new, additional recipient of proceeds this year; S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia, that helps new Canadians settle into their new lives in Canada. The donated funds will support two S.U.C.C.E.S.S. initiatives. The first is a series of community roundtables focused on tackling recent incidents of racial discrimination, taking place in BC and throughout Canada. The goal is to encourage dialogue and citizens to do their part in combating racism. As well, documentary and video vignettes featuring new Canadians from different backgrounds will be produced to further engage communities.

"The funds received from Coast Hotels are much needed to help deliver our new community roundtable dialogues. We are pleased to welcome Coast Hotels as a new supporter of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and look forward to bringing Canadians together through these programs supporting our values of inclusion and diversity," said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

As well, Coast Hotels was delighted to again pair with The ALS Society of BC as an event funds recipient. ALS BC has a personal connection for Coast Hotels, as its former senior executive Shuhachi Naito - after whom the tournament is named - lost his battle to the disease in 2014.

"The donation we receive from Coast Hotels is significant as it represents our largest third-party fundraiser,” said Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC. “So many are touched by this disease and we continue to fight the battle to support patients and their families.”

Victor Komoda, President of Coast Hotels, said: “Coast Hotels believes we are enriched by our differences. This diversity is evident in our teams and in the guests we welcome to our hotels, and we are proud to reflect this multiculturalism. Enabling our industry come together to support SUCCESS and ALS BC is so rewarding, as these terrific organizations truly reflect who we are.” 

Coast Hotels is grateful for the generous participation of hospitality industry suppliers, entrepreneurs, and managers.


Montreal, July 12 2017- Group Germain Hotels is pleased to announce several new appointments within the organization.  The Canadian business, rapidly growing from coast to coast, is proud to count on their talented team of professionals who are committed more than ever to promoting the Alt and Le Germain hotel banners.

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Monique Strouvens, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

A graduate in tourism, Monique is passionate about the trends and new technologies that shape the travel industry. Her 30 years of experience in the hotel industry make her a true leader. She joined Group Germain Hotels in the winter of 2017 to oversee all promotion, sales, distribution and marketing activities in order to maximize the company’s growth in the market.

Christina Baldassare, Marketing Director

Christina is a seasoned marketing manager with more than 15 years of experience in the development and management of products and brands. Her expertise in business development, communication, marketing, media  creativity and event organization make her a valuable resource for Group Germain Hotels. Christina is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for the Group as a whole in order to ensure strong brand positioning for both hotel banners. She oversees advertising campaigns and the design of various promotional tools.

Marie Pier Germain, Director of Operations

A graduate in mechanical engineering, with a Master’s Degree from the McGill-HEC EMBA program, Marie Pier has been an active member of the family business since 2006. She began her career in Calgary during construction of the Le Germain Hotel real estate complex, taking on key roles that ensured the project’s success. In the years that followed, she went on to manage the team of architects, designers and engineers responsible for the construction and renovation of the company’s hotels, and then took the helm of Alt Hotel Montreal in 2016 as General Manager. Today as Director of Operations, she manages the company’s properties located in the greater Montreal region in addition to overseeing the design and architecture of hotels under construction.

Julie Brisebois, General Manager, Alt Hotel Montreal

Julie’s passion for customer service is a result of working in the hotel industry since 2004. She began her career at Le Germain Hotel Montreal before taking over as General Manager of Alt Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, and then as General Manager of Alt Hotel Montreal when the hotel opened its doors in 2014. In 2016, Julie set out to Ottawa in order to manage the opening of the brand new Alt Hotel, ensuring the general management was in good hands. One year later, she once again took the helm of Alt Hotel Montreal, succeeding Marie Pier Germain.

Jean Philip Dupré, General Manager, Alt Hotel Ottawa

A graduate  in industrial relations, Jean Philip built a solid background in operations management and training in the retail sector before entering the hotel industry where he quickly climbed the ranks. He joined Group Germain Hotels in 2015 as Director of Housekeeping at Alt Hotel Winnipeg, integrating the team responsible for the opening of the hotel. He went on to serve as Director of Rooms at Alt Hotel Winnipeg, Director of Operations for the opening of Alt Hotel Ottawa and then as Business Development Manager at Alt Hotel Winnipeg. Since April 2017 Jean Philip has been at the helm of Alt Hotel Ottawa, a role he has taken on with pride since at 27 years old he is the Group’s youngest General Manager.


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