February 4 Update: Air Canada Rouge to suspend all flights temporarily and IHG Hotels refreshes their logo and name

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Air Canada
announced they will be temporarily suspending all Air Canada Rouge
flights as of February 8, This is primarily due to the Government of
Canada requesting the suspension of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.
(Source Canadian Travel News)

Image via Air Canada

revealed a brand refresh today that sees their name become IHG Hotels & Resorts. They have also renamed their loyalty program from IHG Rewards Club to IHG Rewards.

“The word ‘Club’ has been removed from its name to reflect the
warm welcome that is available to all, with members able to make the
most of their travels with exclusive rates, special benefits and easy
ways to earn and redeem points at all IHG hotels and partner locations
including the breath-taking Mr & Mrs Smith collection. Going
forward, IHG Rewards will be seen out and about more often and in more

IHG has also now set in place a categorization for their 16 hotel brands as follows:

  • The Luxury and Lifestyle Collection: Defined by
    timeless legacy bound together by distinctive design and unforgettable
    service. Making every journey a celebration of extraordinary
    experiences, each in their unique way.

    • Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas 
    • Regent Hotels & Resorts 
    • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts 
    • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants  
    • Hotel Indigo
  • The Premium Collection:Makes travel personal and
    purposeful. Giving guests a sense of belonging and well-being, with
    the thoughtful details to make every trip matter.

    •  HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts
    • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
    • EVEN Hotels
    • voco Hotels 
  • The Essentials Collection: Always there, always just what you need. With the warmth and trusted experience which has come to define true hospitality.
    • Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
    • Holiday Inn Express
    • avid hotels 
  • The Suites Collection: Invites guests to settle in for longer stays, knowing the comforts of home are always within reach.
    •  Atwell Suites
    • Staybridge Suites
    • Holiday Inn Club Vacations
    • Candlewood Suites 

Source IHG Hotels & Resorts

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