As we count down to the opening date of Rendez-vous Canada 2018, Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, get to know our Diamond sponsors – Marriott International and AccorHotels and our Platinum sponsors – QuébecOriginal and Edmonton Tourism.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. Marriott Hotels of Canada continues to rank as one of the top 50 best places to work in Canada by AON Hewitt and was awarded Hotelier Magazine’s prestigious Company of the Year Pinnacle award for 2015. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. Connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 100 countries. Its portfolio includes internationally renowned luxury brands such as Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO/, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel, the mid-range boutique hotel brands 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio, and very popular budget brands such as JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.
In the North and Central America and Caribbean region, AccorHotels operates 80 hotels—more than half of which are in the luxury segment. In Canada specifically, AccorHotels proudly operates 19 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, one Sofitel hotel, and seven Novotel hotels. In 2017, several new developments were announced in North and Central America, with a secured pipeline of more than 4,100 new hotel rooms. Most recently, Fairmont Austin opened its doors in March 2018, making it the largest Fairmont property in the U.S. Upcoming developments recently announced in the region include Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, Fairmont St. Lucia and SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado in Cuba.
Discover the experiences of unique and authentic Quebec.
Thanks to its spectacular territory and its welcoming people, Québec allows you to create unforgettable memories. Its blend of cultures and traditions, its generous nature close to vibrant cities, as well as the creativity and authenticity of its people are all invitations to discover this unique destination.
Meet your #RVC2018 Platinum Level Sponsor: QuébecOriginal. Visit us at QuébecOriginal café on May 14th, 15th and 16th on the Ballroom level.
Welcome to Edmonton. We throw axes for fun, barbecue in blizzards, run with dinosaurs and camp with bison. From the continents first, biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival to a shopping mall that at one time had more submarines than the Canadian navy, Edmontonians have never been afraid to do things a little differently. Normal is for the other guys.
Why is Edmonton different? There are theories. Maybe it’s our northern home, where for years we’ve learned to make our own fun. Perhaps it’s our legacy of entrepreneurs dreaming up oddities: deep freezer races, winter patios and surfing indoors. Perhaps it’s the foundation of natural beauty, from which we’ve built something great. Take your taste buds on a journey to some of the hottest craft beer taprooms and hyper-local bistros, experience the glory of the northern lights from our dark sky preserves, or cruise through North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland. There’s a uniqueness to how Edmontonians do ordinary things, and we welcome you to be a part of it.