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RWRDS Daily Update – December 8

Here’s your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

Canada’s First Avid Hotel is now open

The avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest officially opens it doors today! As featured early this year in our IHG Hotels & Resorts New Hotel Openings in Canada for 2022 this is the first to open of four planned avid properties across Canada.

Located just 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, the avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest introduces the brand’s “basics done exceptionally well – at a fair price” promise to regional business and leisure travelers. Each of the hotel’s 119 rooms are designed for reduced noise and sound sleep, and feature high-quality mattresses and linens, a choice of firm or soft pillows, and blackout roller shades. Guests additionally can enjoy grab-and-go options and fresh bean-to-cup coffee from avid hotels’ signature “Good all Round” breakfast bar, along with expanded in-room entertainment options through the IHG Studio® technology platform.

Click here to learn more about and/or to book this hotel

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One more Cobalt Multiplier

Cobalt Multipliers

Thanks to James A. for letting us know that Francobollo Restaurant in North York is a 5x Cobalt multiplier! Check out our confirmed Cobalt Multipliers list here

New Accor Hotel option in Seattle


The Hotel Ändra, which has been part of Stash Hotel Rewards for a number of years has switched its loyalty program allegiance to become the next MGallery hotel in North America. This follows Vancouver’s Hotel Belmont which joined Accor as an MGallery hotel about a year ago. It’s nice to see Accor expanding their footprint in North America outside of the Fairmont brand. And seeing that Seattle is very popular for Canadians this makes for a great option for you ALL Accor Live Limitless loyalists! Click here to learn more and/or to book this hotel.

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
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Other Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
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Hilton Honors
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