Full Service Holiday Inn Taking Shape in Truro, Nova Scotia

    HALIFAX, June 19 /CNW/ - The Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre
Truro, a full-service hotel focused on becoming the meetings and convention
centre of choice in central and northern Nova Scotia, is well on schedule to
open in October 2007. The 114 room hotel results from a major $4 million
renovation to the former Howard Johnson hotel at 437 Prince Street in Truro
and will launch its Holiday Inn life as a 100 percent smoke free property.
    Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) of Halifax manages the hotel.
"Truro and surrounding area have a thriving business community and hospitality
industry and as the Hub of Nova Scotia will benefit from an efficient and
tastefully renovated hotel complete with many unique amenities," PHSI
President and CEO, Glenn Squires said today. "With 10,000 square feet of
multi-purpose meetings and function space the new Holiday Inn can accommodate
dinners for up to 400 people or meetings of 25 participants. We believe this
hotel offers Truro new opportunities to build its reputation as a meetings
centre and will help support its tourism base," Mr. Squires said.
    Complete with 12 executive guestrooms, two suites designed for
honeymooners, two completed accessible rooms and an extended stay suite, free
high speed internet and On-Command movie television the new Holiday Inn Hotel
and Conference Centre is "a great example of a hotel built with the needs and
comforts of a changing guest foremost in mind," said General Manager
Susan Scharpegge.
    "The Bistro on Prince" will offer a full-service menu for visiting
business guests and leisure travelers. Special hotel amenities include a
saltwater swimming pool, Games Rooms for "kids" of all ages and a
fully-equipped fitness centre.
    The property remains open during the renovation. "We are very grateful
for the many loyal guests who continue to stay with us during renovations.
From its outstanding curb appeal to the calming leaf-motif throughout the
property's interior design, we have paid attention to making this renovation
something special for Truro," Ms. Scharpegge said. "Our staff, many of them
local residents, have been real troopers throughout the reconstruction process
and every one of us is proud of the results that are emerging," she added.
"Basically, we can't wait until this community has the opportunity to see it
    In total, 80 staff members will be employed at the Holiday Inn Hotel and
Conference Centre Truro.

    For information and reservations contact www.hojotruro.com and toll free
at 1-888-561-7666.

    The property is owned by Aquilini Group Properties LP of Vancouver,
British Columbia. Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. is one of Canada's leading,
privately-owned hotel management companies with a portfolio of 37 hotels
throughout Canada and the United States totaling more than 3,800 hotel rooms
and suites. Pacrim Hospitality is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For further information:

For further information: Ian Hurst, Senior Vice-President, Operations,
Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., (902) 404-3989,
ihurst@pacrimhospitality.com, www.pacrimhospitality.com

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