InterContinental Hotels Group breaks ground on first avid hotel in Canada

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) broke ground on its first Canadian property in Vaughan. The property is the latest international expansion for its avid hotels brand and is expected to open by spring 2022.

Pictured Left to Right: Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament, Government of Canada; Harpreet Rana, Owner PI Cap; Tony Carrella, Councillor, City of Vaughan; Sherjang Singh Rana, Owner PI Cap; Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President InterContinental Hotels Group, Canada; Aman Ahuja, Owner-Representative PI Cap

Offering 119 rooms across six floors, the new avid hotel is just minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, convenient to many area shopping centers and restaurants, with easy access to neighboring Brampton, Etobicoke and Bolton. 

“On behalf of IHG and our thousands of colleagues, I congratulate PI Cap on this milestone for the avid hotels brand in Canada. There are great things on the horizon as travelers continue to visit newly opened hotels and discover the avid hotels’ experience, which is all about the basics done exceptionally well and delivered at a fair price. We believe this mainstream brand will continue to resonate strongly with hotel owners due to the lower cost to build, efficient staffing model and overall operating economics in the current environment and for years to come,” says Karen Gilbride, Vice President, avid hotels and Atwell Suites, IHG.

Launched in 2017, avid hotels is one of IHG’s newest purpose-built brands in the midscale, mainstream category and has grown rapidly with more than 200 new hotel properties signed since launch. 

IHG understands that cleanliness is top of mind for today’s traveler. The company’s longstanding commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures includes the IHG Way of Clean program developed with Ecolab and Diversey, both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies. The program, launched in 2015, features deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants as well as new COVID-19 protocols and best practices, developed with experts from the Cleveland Clinic. As a part of the IHG family of brands, avid hotels properties offer guests the IHG Clean Promis.

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