Building relationships between guest and host

Robert Vidra talks about how Simply Elegant strives to be an exceptional hospitality firm

Building relationships between guest and hostRobert Vidra is CEO of Simply Elegant. What’s Simply Elegant and what does it do? Vidra: Simply Elegant is a hospitality firm. Our philosophy is “enlightened hospitality.” We work towards providing the best possible experience for our clients, guests, staff and vendors. We must be more than a service or product. It must encompass our…

Eats, eccentrics and relaxation in Calgary and Winnipeg tours

Indulge in the ancient at two Winnipeg attractions: a fascinating tour of the legislature or the relaxing Thermea Nordic Spa

Eats, eccentrics and relaxation in Calgary and Winnipeg toursInglewood isn’t just one of Calgary’s oldest and coolest neighbourhoods – designated one of the best in Canada in 2014 – it’s also the destination for a unique meet-a-maverick cultural food tour. Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks, one of Calgary-based Alberta Food Tours’ many offerings, was recently designated a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada.…

Calgary secures rights to host ESPN’s X Games

Expected to bring $75 million in annual economic activity and draw 75,000 spectators, 10,000 from out of town

Calgary secures rights to host ESPN’s X GamesCalgary has secured the exclusive Canadian rights to host X Games for a minimum three-year run. They are being developed by Manifesto Sport Management, a Calgary based sport marketing and management company, and Insight Productions, a Canadian broadcast production company that has produced the Juno Awards and the Amazing Race Canada. Tourism Calgary said it…

Price of cannabis per gram $7.21 in Calgary and $7.28 in Edmonton

Canadian consumers reported average use of 19.8 grams a month of dried cannabis

Price of cannabis per gram $7.21 in Calgary and $7.28 in EdmontonFor the first nine months of 2018, the average price of cannabis was $6.86 per gram based on the information submitted by Canadians to the StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application. Statistics Canada reported on Thursday that in Calgary the price was $7.21 and in Edmonton it was $7.28. For other major Canadian census metropolitan areas, the prices…

Calgary office vacancy rate expected to peak at around 28%

Greg Guatto of Aspen Properties believes it will be a while before another office building is built in the city

Calgary office vacancy rate expected to peak at around 28%Greg Guatto is president and CEO of Aspen Properties. What's happening in the downtown Calgary office market? Guatto: It feels like the market is stabilizing. There’s still a glut of vacancy and not much growth in the use of office space. Twelve of the past 15 quarters had negative office absorption, but now two slightly…