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Ramada launches Eskimo-themed room

EDMONTON—Calling all football fans: the Ramada Conference Centre Edmonton has created the city's only authentic Edmonton Eskimos-themed suite as part of the first stage of its $8-million renovation. The facelift of the 428-guestroom hotel included a major refreshing of the décor in the guest rooms, lobby and conference facilities.


Delta Hotels reap best of PEI’s fall harvest

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE—An exclusive restaurant promotion celebrating the East Coast’s harvest was offered in November by all eight Delta Hotels in Atlantic Canada.  The promotion, called ‘The Fall Harvest,’ ran until the end of November and  reaped the bounty that ranchers, fisheries and farmers in the region have to offer with menus that exclusively feature food raised, grown, or caught in Atlantic Canada.


River Rock plans include Vegas-style circular escalator

RICHMOND, BC—Vancouver’s only resort casino is undergoing a renovation that will totally revamp its foodservice operations, add elements of Las Vegas to its common areas, and almost double its room count starting in 2010. Add the fact that the Vancouver Skytrain rapid transit system will soon stop right across the road, and it’s no wonder Howard Blank is enthusiastic and optimistic when he talks about the changes at the River Rock Casino Resort.


A warm welcome for woofers in Windsor

The Comfort Suites Hotel in Windsor, Ontario has a neat idea for dogs. Upon check in each dog gets a welcoming kit. Each kit includes food and water bowl, a toy, three dog cookies, a rawhide bone, a map of areas to walk your pet and a welcoming letter. 


50 Pacrims provide the purrfect place to paws

HALIFAX—Pet lovers can now book any one of 50 Pacrim hotels, and at the same time, support the humane treatment of animals in a new and innovative collaboration announced Dec. 9 between the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) called the Purrrfect Place to Paws.

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