Vancouver News & Notes

Kor Hotel Group to Open First Canadian Property

Kor Hotel Group, the L.A.-based hotel operator, announced the launch of Loden in Vancouver, B.C., to debut in late summer 2007. It will be the company's first Canadian property; its first joint hotel project with Amacon, a Canadian real estate development firm; and the first new hotel to enter the Vancouver market in five years. The 14-story, 78-room hotel tower will include seven suites, a 1,600-square-foot Penthouse Suite and a signature lobby-level restaurant and bar. A second-floor fitness center will offer 1,000 square feet of space complete with personal trainers available upon request. Visit www.thekorgroup.com.

 Vancouver, British Columbia

New International Terminal at YVR

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently unveiled four new gates, the first phase of YVR's International Terminal expansion and the cornerstone of YVR's $1 billion capital construction program. The new terminal features seating for 2,200 passengers, seven moving walkways and B.C.-inspired artwork. The central pavilion area will be completed by June, featuring an aquarium showcasing indigenous marine life, a 13,600-litre seawater tank housing 100 moon jellyfish and a stream running through the center of the building. The facilities will also have more than 25 new shops and services. Visit www.yvr.ca.

Hyatt Regency Renovations

Hyatt Regency Vancouver has completed an extensive six-year, $40 million renovation of all 644 guest rooms and 45,000 square feet of public space. The renovated rooms feature as walnut, natural stone and stainless steel. All rooms have new 32-inch LCD TVs and all bathrooms include natural slate, rain showers, backlit mirrors and deluxe amenities.

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