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July 23, 2019
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Pomeroy's two new hotels and Alaskan Resort
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Ryan Pomeroy talks about the newly built Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Prince George and Pomeroy Hotel in Fort McMurray; and their amazing new destination, Alyeska Resort, which includes a world-class ski hill.
 
HAC calls on all parties to modernize tax rules
OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada has renewed its call to politicians of all stripes to make fair taxation of digital platforms like Airbnb an election issue. The auditor general estimates losses of $169 million per year in sales tax alone.
InterCon promotes Bloor St. Cultural Corridor
TORONTO — Ronald Hoogerbrugge, GM of the InterContinental Toronto-Yorkville, hosted 11 of his IHG GM colleagues at a luncheon where he unveiled the hotel's plans to celebrate the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor.
 
Four Corners upgrades hotel convenience food
TORONTO — A big trend in recent years is for hotels to offer guests frozen meals from grab-and-go outlets. Jeff Hudson of Four Corners Gourmet is working with Rose Reisman "Personal Gourmet" to provide gourmet meals that are more healthy and nutritious, and taste much better.
 
Meet Big Picture's Stephanie Gadbois
TORONTO — There's a new face at Big Picture Conferences, as Stephanie Gadbois joined the company two months ago. Here's what she has to say about upcoming conferences and what lies ahead in her new role as managing director. Big Picture is also welcoming back Vicki Welstead.
 
Super 8 sponsors the Calgary Stampede
CALGARY — Those who have attended hotel industry events at Stampede over the years know that the Calgary Stampede and Marc Staniloff, president & CEO of Superior Lodging Corp., go hand in hand.
 
OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS July 23, 2019
Comfort Inn Halifax sold. Dual brand Marriotts open in Dartmouth. Hotel Equities breaks ground on Fairfield Kitimat. Holiday Inn Mississauga reopens. Brampton's dual branded Home2 Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. Ribbon cut at TownePlace Suites Fort Mac.
 
PEOPLE update July 23, 2019
Frank Campo joins Kimpton Saint George, Toronto. Kell Slone appointed to Fairfield Inn, Moncton. Richard Wong now president of Nova Hotels. Former OAA president launches his new book.
  
NEWS BRIEFS update as of July 23, 2019
Chelsea Hotel celebrates its bees. Destination Canada's: April arrivals set records. Expedia and the Amazing Race. Kimpton Stay Human. Tofino resort offers virtual reality experiences. Biggest Rendez-Vous Canada ever.

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COMING EVENTS update July 23, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. 
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