One additional Marriott Hotel to open in the Montreal area and Canada’s second Radisson Blu Hotel to open in Vancouver

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There is one more new Marriott Hotel set to open
this year now. The Residence Inn Laval has popped up on Marriott’s
website and right now they are stating an opening date of December 2022. If
you recall from our post on New Marriott Hotel Openings in Canada for 2022
the year started off with just 6 new hotels planned for this year. This
is now the ninth hotel on the list however it does not appear that the
Moxy Banff or Moxy Halifax will make their opening this year now so we
may me end up with seven new hotels for this year. This new hotel in
Laval is situated right near the Cosmodome museum and was formerly a Quality Suites Hotel. Click here to learn more about this new hotel.

Image via Marriott 

The Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond (right near Vancouver International Airport) will become the Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport Hotel
sometime here in the near future. This will mark the end of the hotel’s
affiliation with the Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer program. There aren’t
many details yet of the changeover and whether it is simply a
rebranding or if there will be renovations involved as well. This
location will become the second Radisson Blu Hotel in Canada after the
Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown which opened several years ago. There is
no published opening date at this time for the hotel but it does appear
to be open and still operating as The Pacific Gateway Hotel.
Depending on when the change happens you’ll earn and burn your Radisson
Rewards Americas points here or your Choice Privilege points seeing
that the latter has now bought out Radisson Hotels Americas. Click here to learn more about the new Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport Hotel.

Image via Pacific Gateway Hotel

American Express‘ Centurion Lounge in San Francisco
will be closing on September 6 for renovations and expansion. This is a
much needed expansion of the lounge as already a few years ago the place
was crowded. I can recall our family of four could not find a space to
sit here the last time we transited SFO and that seems to be general
consensus for this lounge. As of September 12 they will be offering grab
and go pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic drink options in front of the
lounge entrance that cardmembers will be able to enjoy. Click here to learn more.

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