Monday, February 28, 2022

IHG Hotels & Resorts New Hotel Openings in Canada for 2022 - 7 hotels in the works including the avid hotel Toronto - Vaughan Southwest

Welcome to the fourth and final part of our series on new hotel openings in Canada for 2022! In this part we take a look at IHG Hotels & Resorts who are planning on opening seven new hotels in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. So let's see what they have in store for this year!

🏨 RWRDS Reminder: IHG Hotels & Resorts' New Hotel Openings in Canada for 2021 - 5 hotels in the works including the Holiday Inn Gatineau - Ottawa 🏨

IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest chains in the world best known for their Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands. IHG however comprises of 16 brands and have well over 5,900 hotels worldwide. They have a significant presence here in Canada with nearly 200 properties from coast to coast. 

With 16 brands, IHG Hotels offers budget friendly to ultra luxurious properties all around the world. Here in Canada we currently have seven of their brands operating and will grow that by one brand this year when the first avid Hotel opens up.

Planned Hotels

Here are the seven hotels planned for 2022 in order of their anticipated opening date.

If applicable you can click on the hotel name to be taken to the hotel website for more info or to book a stay

Please note the slated opening dates are subject to change


avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest

After encountering several delays we will finally see the first avid Hotel open up in Canada this year. The 119 room avid Hotel Toronto - Vaughan Southwest is situated only 15 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International and will feature an indoor pool and fitness center. Keeping to the avid brand, the rooms will modern, bright and designed with an emphasis on getting a good night's sleep. Guests will have a variety of complimentary breakfast options from avid's Good all round breakfast which include hot egg scramble bowls and sandwiches. Click here to learn more about the avid brand.

avid bedroom

Holiday Inn Gatineau - Ottawa

Another hotel that was originally planned for last year that is set to open in just over a month is the Holiday Inn Gatineau - Ottawa. Only five minutes from downtown Ottawa, this hotel features 143 rooms and suites, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Bistro Cafe Leamy, the hotel's full service restaurant and bar will serve food and drink for breakfast and dinner. 

Holiday Inn Gatineau - Quebec bathroom

The hotel is available for booking for stays from April 7 on-wards and a look at the rates for the first couple of weeks has standard rooms pricing in the $150 range before fees and taxes and suites running between $220 and $250. There is also lots of availability for IHG Rewards points stays and most nights we show a standard room requiring 18,000 to 19,000 points.

The above screenshot is for a one night stay on April 18 and the all in cost for Member Exclusive Best Flexible Rate ends up being $188 once you add in all the fees and taxes. Redeeming 18,000 points for C$188 puts your cents per point value at 1.04 cents which is a very good redemption for IHG Rewards! We typically value IHG Rewards points right around 0.7 cents (C$) so you could even take advantage of the current IHG Rewards offer to buy points with up to a 100% bonus where you buy them for right around the 0.7 cents mark and save a little bit of cash on a stay at this hotel.

Click here to book a stay at the Holiday Inn Gatineau - Ottawa


Staybridge Suites Dawson Creek

The Staybridge Suites Dawson Creek will mark the second location for IHG in this northeastern B.C. city. It is located right on the first mile of the Alaska Highway with a good amount of services and restaurants nearby (and a Tim's right next door) The hotel will feature an indoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry and offer complimentary breakfast and a complimentary social reception three nights a week.  


As with the other hotels chains we have featured this year it is nice to see IHG continuing to expand their presence here in Canada. Having seven hotels planned across five provinces should appeal to a lot of our readers! As we no longer have IHG co-brand credit cards in Canada make sure you utilize a credit card that has strong earn rates on travel purchases for your IHG stays such as the American Express Cobalt Card or the HSBC World Elite Mastercard.

Also we cannot reiterate enough to take advantage of all the possible IHG Rewards bonus points offers if you plan on staying at one of these new IHG hotels or any other of their properties for that matter! For example, until March 31st you can earn Double IHG Rewards points on all stays you complete with the hotel chain. This bonus is more so for existing hotels however the new Holiday Inn Express in Edmonton is taking reservations for stays as of March 28 so it may be possible to squeeze in a double points stay here. The good news is you can count on other bonuses being released throughout the year that will easily cover the rest of the hotels.  Be sure to follow Rewards Canada as we always let you know about these offers when they come out! Plus you can find all the promotions listed on our IHG Rewards Bonus Points page which recommend bookmarking if you are big IHG Rewards fan!

Visit to book these or any other IHG Hotels from around the world! 

Are you excited about any of the new IHG hotels opening up this year? Are there any locations or brands you'd like to see in your neck of the woods? Let us know in the comments below.


Other posts in our 2022 series of new hotel openings in Canada:

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