Looking for a hotel to accommodate your extended family this holiday season? Or perhaps for an economical airport-adjacent hotel to make an early morning flight more feasible?  IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its very first avid hotels brand property in Canada – avid hotel Toronto – Vaughan Southwest. This is the first to open of four planned properties across Canada for IHG’s newest Essentials brand.

Just a short 15-minute drive to Toronto Pearson International Airport, the new hotel will welcome travellers looking for a quality night’s stay, at excellent value. Rooms at all avid hotels are designed with sleep in mind, from black-out blinds to top-of-the-line mattresses, avid hotels help guests stay rested while they are on the go. Guests can also enjoy the latest technology in their rooms, including streaming service access so that they can stay up to date on their favourite shows while they are away. 


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. An indoor pool and 24/7 fitness center provide further options for guests to burn energy or wind down their day.

Guests are also encouraged to explore nearby local attractions including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, and for outdoor lovers; Kortright Centre for Conservation. In the summer, make sure to come visit local family favourites, Canada’s Wonderland and Wet n’ Wild Waterpark, just minutes away. Downtown Toronto is easily accessible by highway, making it less than a 30-minute drive to the city centre.

For more information about avid hotels or to book an upcoming stay at the new Vaughan location, visit avidhotels.com or download the new IHG One Rewards mobile appIHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 destinations and 17 brands. Since its debut in 2018, avid hotels has continued its rapid expansion across North America with more than 50 locations open in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The brand recently celebrated the opening of its latest hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, and plans to expand its Canadian presence with forthcoming properties in Woodstock and Belleville, Ontario, and Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.