Toronto, ON (May 17, 2018)Atlific Hotels is proud to announce the recently completed renovations of Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga. Designed by Robert J. Chaban & Associates, the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms have been updated in a style that is inspired by nature and elevates the property’s welcoming and contemporary environment. 

“We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back sophistication,” said Philippe Gadbois, Senior Vice-President Operations, Atlific Hotels. “In addition to revitalizing the property’s atmosphere, the completed renovations include thoughtful touches that will improve the overall guest experience and allow us to better serve our clientele,” he continued.

Renovations to public and private spaces comprise new furnishings and carpet, enhanced lighting elements, refreshed paint and garden-inspired artwork that has brightened the lobby and added texture to meeting spaces. Upon arrival, the lobby welcomes guests with alluring, geometric floor-to-ceiling curtains. The dimensional fabric shines thanks to unique lighting fixtures that hang in the middle of the entrance. 

Business travellers desiring a private space can now enjoy the new Garden Room, an enclosed boardroom with a serene ambience. With doors to facilitate privacy, new furnishings and carpeting, window treatments and a TV, this space is also ideal for professionals who wish to host meetings or conduct presentations.   

Inside guestrooms rich colours and natural materials inspire warmth and offer a calm respite from the outside world. Welcoming and comfortable beds have been backed with upholstered headboards, accent lighting and sleek, white nightstands. Rustic, wooden planks add texture to the headboards, bringing a touch of nature to the contemporary space. The wood also adds dimension to the otherwise modern atmosphere, with white, grey and silver tones playing an integral role in the room. Fresh, white, floating bedside nightstands perfectly add polish along with crisp white bedding and blinds to match. Subtle pops of red appear throughout eclectic art atop the headboard, desk and red accent lounge chair, adding a vibrant touch to the clean and inviting environment. A modern and multifunctional desk serves as a workspace with ample storage, making this space perfect for both business and leisure travellers alike. 

Set in the heart of the Mississauga Business District, the hotel is a nine-minute drive to Toronto Pearson International Airport and provides easy access to popular attractions such as Square One Shopping Center, Hershey Center and Living Arts Centre, where plays, concerts and classical events are regularly held. 


SHELTON, Conn. - -May 11, 2018— New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party hotel management company, owner and developer today announced that longtime president and COO Gerry Chase will retire from NCHR effective June 30, 2018.   Founded by David Buffam in 1980, New Castle will be led by sons Jeremy Buffam and Julian Buffam in the future. 

                Chase joined the company in 1988 and oversaw hotel operations and later development efforts of more than 80 hotels and resorts.  Chase began his hospitality career as a bellman, rising through the ranks of Marriott International, and later holding executive positions with Interstate Hotels and Resorts before partnering with Buffam to build New Castle. 

                “David offered me the opportunity of a lifetime when he welcomed me into his family business, and after 30 years it’s time to turn over the keys to a new generation,” said Chase.  “We have a strong executive team in place, a robust development pipeline and a very successful portfolio of owned and operated hotels that each are market leaders.  I can move into this next phase confident that our associates, investors, partners and hotels are all well positioned for continued prosperity.

                Chase has been a dedicated industry collaborator serving on numerous brand advisory boards as well as the board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the American Hotel and Register Company.  In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Arthur Landstreet Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the quality of education and training in the hospitality industry.


May 8, 2018

Relais de Chambord – Chambord, France

55 rooms from USD 197 per night including breakfast

Opened March 16, 2018

Offering breath-taking views of the awe-inspiring Château de Chambord, the newly opened Relais de Chambord combines heritage and wellbeing within a notable historic setting. Surrounded by private gardens designed by Christian Fournet, the country hotel brings together natural elements and warm atmosphere less than two hours from Paris. The house offers six categories of rooms overlooking the Château, Le Cosson River, Place Saint Louis or the forest of Domaine National and are adorned with lush velvet, wood and ceramics. Enjoy the grounds with a walk to the château, take a boat ride on the river or relax in the private spa.

SLH Insider Tip: Take a seat in Le Grand Saint Michel restaurant (or on the terrace in warmer weather) to savor classic French cuisine. Then retire to the library, with a snooker table and classic board games to enjoy.

The Sukhothai Shanghai – Shanghai, China

201 rooms from USD 330 including daily breakfast, in-room refreshments a credit of USD 47 on food & beverage consumption and WIFI access

Opened April 28, 2018

Situated in the heart of vibrant Shanghai, this contemporary luxury hotel was designed by internationally-acclaimed Neri & Hu Design and Research Office. With some of the largest rooms and suites in the city, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the bustling landscape while natural furnishings create a sense of calm and warmth. La Scala restaurant, led by Michelin-starred guest chef Theodor Falser, serves fresh-to-order contemporary Italian cuisine from an open theatre kitchen. For a moment of relaxation, The Spa Retreat provides Southeast Asian healing therapies and signature wellness programs, along with a Fitness Studio, 25-metre heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Seamlessly connected to the HKRI retail mall, the neighborhood is also easy to explore on foot or by bamboo bicycles provided on property with People’s Square, Grand Theatre and Shanghai Natural Museum all nearby.

SLH Insider Tip: Head up to the URBAN Café & Lounge for a tipple where guests can create personalized gin cocktails. Call over the trolley to select herbs and locally sourced spices to blend with any one of the 300 types of gin available.

Canaves Oia Epitome – Santorini, Greece

24 villas from USD 596 per night including breakfast

Opening May 15, 2018

This boutique hotel has carved out a peaceful spot just outside the main town, giving it the feel of a secret piece of paradise. Each private villa offers Classic Cycladic design and is perfectly positioned for soaking up the best sunset views on the island. Spend the day relaxing by your private terrace and pool, then savor an evening by the private fire pit. Muted natural tones and a minimalist design add to the sense of peace, which is complemented by activities including daily yoga classes. Yet with a hotel shuttle, the buzz of Oia is never far away – and popular Katharos Beach is within walking distance.

SLH Insider Tip: Book an Aqua Retreat Villa for its unique see-through glass wall pool view from the lower level bedroom.

akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand

46 rooms from USD 132 per night including breakfast

Opening May 12, 2018

An innovative new hotel with serious style credentials, the hotel offers guests re-imagined urban accommodation in the heart of Bangkok. The hotel is ideally located on Sukhumvit Soi 20, an area of Bangkok known for its buzzing atmosphere, high-end retail, green spaces and fine dining. With understated interiors and personalized service, this boutique retreat beckons visitors to discover a cosmopolitan city lifestyle. With natural wooden floors, crisp white linens and neutral color schemes, the 46 rooms and suites are refreshing and relaxing in equal measure. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto spacious balconies in most rooms, seamlessly merging indoors with outdoors. Unwind with a long soak in the bath before a night out. Or plan an evening in, and have dinner served in your room. 

SLH Insider Tip: This property is set to become the first new hotel in Asia to launch without single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets. The hotel will extend the eco-friendly initiative for guests on the go with stylish akyra stainless steel water bottles and reusable shopping bags presented on arrival.

Fendi Private Suites – Rome, Italy

7 rooms from USD 596 per night including breakfast

Dominating the buzzing Via dei Condotti, this sumptuous palazzo originally belonged to a noble family and has been the prestigious headquarters of Fendi since 2005 - and the world’s very first Fendi hotel. Comprised of just seven impeccably designed suites, the hotel epitomizes the ultimate in elegance. With exclusive access and immersion into the Fendi world, it redefines luxury for sophisticated travelers who are looking for privacy as well as a unique experience in the heart of Rome. The bedrooms at Fendi are exclusive galleries to luxury style, with every element carefully chosen to create a sleek, peaceful space in which to unwind. Relax on furniture sourced from classic designers such as Hans J Wegner and FENDI Casa. Take in the views of city life outside or of local landmarks in photographs taken by Karl Lagerfeld. With so many beautiful things to enjoy, these rooms were made to inspire.

SLH Insider Tip: After a day of shopping, return to Fendi Private Suites and join fellow fashionistas for cocktails at Zuma Lounge, followed by contemporary Japanese cuisine at Zuma restaurant located on the rooftop.

And in other news...

Hotel Infante Sagres: the most historic luxury hotel in the city of Porto reopens

After five months of intensive restoration and renovation, the Infante Sagres, which was Portugal’s first ever five-star hotel, has reopened with 75 luxurious rooms, 10 suites and a new Vogue Café. During the refurbishment, specialist teams of restorers were brought in to work on the iconic original features such as the 5-story stained glass window and the impressive chandeliers in the dining room. The hotel is at the epicenter of the bustling energy that runs throughout the city and is reborn, ready to offer its visitors an experience of luxury and refinement.

Gran Hotel Son Net welcomes guests for a 20th Anniversary celebration offer

In April 1998, almost 300 hundred years since the Son Next estate was first established, the estate became Mallorca’s first luxury 5* boutique hotel and has since welcomed many returning guests every year. Many travelers fall in love with Son Net and return to indulge in its beauty, to relax or feel at home. The special celebration offer includes a dinner for two featuring an ‘inauguration menu’ from 1998, one bottle of Son Net Cava, Petit Fours, a cabana, free WiFi, 100 Euros Resort Credit per room, an upgrade and even early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability).

Internationally Renowned Fitness Expert in Residency at The Sanchaya

With an elite clientele including A-list celebrities, f i t n e s s a r t z founder Artur Zolkiewicz is taking ten days to complete a residency at one of Southeast Asia’s most prestigious hotels, The Sanchaya. From 14th – 24th August, UK-based Artur will host morning and afternoon classes on the exclusive estate, in addition to personal training and Q&A sessions. Zolkiewicz’s time at The Sanchaya is a highlight of the hotel’s ongoing programme of visiting specialists, which has also included artists in residence and a series of wine dinners hosted by French winemakers. Zolkiewicz’s fitness schedule will be complemented by a delicious menu of healthy post-workout breakfasts and vegan pea protein powder smoothies. Classes will be available for hotel guests only.


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