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IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) on December 8, announced the opening of its first Canadian avid hotels property in Vaughan, Ontario.
Operating under the ownership of PI Cap, the avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest is the first to open of four planned properties across Canada for IHG’s newest Essentials brand.
Located just 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, the avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest introduces the brand’s “basics done exceptionally well – at a fair price” promise to regional business and leisure travelers. Each of the hotel’s 119 rooms are designed for reduced noise and sound sleep, and feature high-quality mattresses and linens, a choice of firm or soft pillows, and blackout roller shades. Guests additionally can enjoy grab-and-go options and fresh bean-to-cup coffee from avid hotels’ signature “Good all Round” breakfast bar, along with expanded in-room entertainment options through the IHG Studio® technology platform.
Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President, Canada Franchise Performance Support at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “With more than 180 hotels currently open across the nation, and more than 40 in the pipeline, Canada remains one of IHG’s fastest-growing markets. We are honored to work with PI Cap to introduce the ‘just right’ experience of our avid hotels brand to the nation and the numerous travellers who visit Vaughan every day to enjoy the local attractions or conduct productive business. Additionally, this opening is just the beginning of what we expect will be positive and continuous growth for avid hotels across Canada.”
Sherjang Singh Rana, co-owner of PI Cap, said: “We’re thrilled to open the first avid hotel in Canada. The avid hotels brand is the perfect fit for the city of Vaughan and travellers in the underserved market looking for good-value, high quality accommodations. Our friendly hotel staff are ready to provide a warm welcome, and I know guests will enjoy the comfortable beds and grab-and-go breakfast during their stay with us.”
Sandeep Ahuja, co-owner of PI Cap, said: “There's been a lot of excitement from the local community around this opening. This hotel has been designed to meet the needs of today's traveller, and we are committed to make each stay just right. When booking with us, guests can expect the highest level of cleanliness, a best-in-class sleep experience, free parking, welcoming lobby, pool, 24-hour gym and more."
The avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest additionally offers convenient accommodations for travellers exploring the Toronto suburb’s numerous arts and entertainment destinations, and is a short drive from the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Canada’s Wonderland, Wet n’ Wild Waterpark, Legoland Discovery Centre, and the Kortright Centre for Conservation. An indoor pool and 24/7 fitness center provide further options for guests to burn energy or wind down their day.
Since its debut in 2018, avid hotels has continued its rapid expansion across North America with more than 50 locations open in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The brand recently celebrated the opening of its latest hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, and plans to expand its Canadian presence with forthcoming properties in Woodstock and Belleville, Ontario, and Lethbridge, Alberta.