TORONTO — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) opened its first Canadian avid hotels property on December 12 in Vaughan, Ont. 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 travellers. Each of the hotel’s 119 rooms is designed for reduced noise and sound sleep, and features high-quality mattresses and linens, a choice of firm or soft pillows, and blackout roller shades. Guests 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.
“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,” says Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Canada Franchise Performance Support at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Additionally, this opening is just the beginning of what we expect will be positive and continuous growth for avid hotels across Canada.”
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.