IHG opens Canada’s first avid hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has opened its first Canadian avid hotels property in Vaughan, Ontario. Operating under the ownership of PI Cap, the 119-room avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest is the first to open of four planned properties across Canada for IHG’s newest Essentials brand.

“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,” said Jonathan Lund, regional VP, Canada franchise performance support, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “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 travelers 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.”

Nearby attractions include the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Canada’s Wonderland, Wet n’ Wild Waterpark, Legoland Discovery Centre and the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

Since its debut in 2018, avid hotels has continued its 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.