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Our Hospitality Members in North and North West Ontario!

June 6, 2017 at 10:15am

UFCW Local 175 represents more than 900 Members working in Hospitality across the Northern parts of this beautiful province.

Featured below are our Members from hotels in Regions 1 & 8: From as far as Dryden to Thunder Bay, and Barrie to Timmins. 

You can also read it as it appeared in Checkout June 2017.

Throughout Ontario, more than 1,300 Members of this Union work in hotels, motels, and conference centres making sure guests enjoy their vacations, meetings, weddings, and more.

No matter why you travel or who you travel with, as you plan your trips, please look for Unionized hotels when you’re booking and support your Union Sisters, Brothers, and Friends.


The Landmark Hotel

1010 Dawson Road, Thunder Bay
Tel: (807) 767-1681 Toll Free: 1-800-465-3950
www.landmarkinn.ca

At The Landmark Hotel, about 50 Members of Local 175 work hard to provide a great stay for guests. The hotel is owned proudly by members of the First Nations community. Artwork in the hotel includes pieces by First Nations artists Jeff Monias and Shaun Hedican. Among its many amenities, the hotel has an indoor pool with whirlpool, sauna, and water slides. There is free WiFi, free parking, and a courtesy shuttle, as well as a restaurant on site.

Pictured here are Stephanie, Deborah, Kerra, and Tawny from Housekeeping. Also pictured are Union Steward Cheryl and Debra, both of whom are Servers at the hotel; as well as Phil who works in Housekeeping as well.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Landmark Inn

Comfort Inn Barrie

75 Hart Drive, Barrie
Tel: (705) 722-3600 Toll Free: 1-800-424-6423
www.comfortinnbarrie.com

Over the past year and a half, the Comfort Inn has had major renovations to all floors, rooms, hallways, and in front desk area. The staff, some of whom have more than 10 years of service, do their best to make guests comfortable while staying at the hotel.

Members pictured here (l-r) are Ed, Lynn, Shirley, Judith, Cindy, Vickie, and Union Rep Tony Nigro.

The hotel is smoke free, pet friendly and close to many Barrie-area attractions. Amenities include free hot breakfast, free high speed Internet, and free parking.

DISCOUNT ALERT!
Members booking at the Comfort Inn on Hart Drive receive a 20% discount! Click here.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Comfort Inn on Hart Road in Barrie

Valhalla Inn

1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay
Tel: (807) 577-1121 Toll Free: 1-800-964-1121
www.valhallainn.com

About 70 Members work at the Valhalla Inn including four Stewards and four Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members as well.

Part-time Steward Devida has more than 24 years of seniority and full-time Steward Joe has been working at the hotel for 23 years. Many more members have long-service with the employer as well.

The hotel has been unionized for more than 30 years and is the largest full service hotel in Northwestern Ontario. It has 262 guest rooms (many of which are newly renovated), high speed Internet, two restaurants, 24-hour business centre, 15 meeting rooms, heated indoor pool, complimentary parking, an airport shuttle, and a great location.

DISCOUNT ALERT!
Members booking at the Valhalla Inn Thunder Bay with their UFCW membership card receive a room rate of $115 per night.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay

Best Western Sudbury

151 Larch Street, Sudbury
Tel: (705) 673-7801 Toll Free: 1-800-780-7234
www.bestwestern.com

Members at the Best Western Sudbury work diligently to ensure guests are welcomed and checked in efficiently at the front desk and that they have the best housekeeping service during their stay. The bargaining unit here ratified a new agreement on May 15 (see here for details).

The Eco-friendly smoke-free hotel is close to many local attractions. Enjoy the on-site restaurant, fitness center, business center, free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided.

DISCOUNT ALERT!
Members booking at the Best Western Sudbury receive discounted rates!

  • Feb 1 to Nov 30: $108.00 per night
  • Dec 1 to Jan 31: $97.95 per night

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Best Western Sudbury

Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre

698 Arthur Street, Thunder Bay
Tel: (807) 473-1600 Toll Free: 1-800-465-5003
www.airlanehotel.com

From the front desk to houskeeping, maintenance, and more, the Members of Local 175 at the Airlane welcome travellers from all over the world. Pictured here are two long-time Members in laundry Union Steward Celia, and Michelle. At right, is Wendy, who is a newer member of Local 175 and formerly with UFCW 206 at another hotel. Dennis is a long-time member in the Maintenance department.

The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle, business centre, on-site dining at the River Rock Restaurant, and free WiFi and parking. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. More than 10,000 square feet of meeting space is available for conferences, banquets, weddings, fundraisers, and more.

DISCOUNT ALERT!
Members booking at the Airlane Hotel receive a 15% discount! Identify yourself as a UFCW Locals 175 & 633 member when booking!

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Airlane Hotel in Thunder Bay

Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre

229 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie
Tel: (705) 942-2500 Toll Free: 1-800-563-7262
quattrossm.com

The Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, guests are treated to outstanding service by more 100 Members of UFCW Locals 175 & 633. The hotel often recognizes employee achievements such as Lise from Housekeeping, pictured here, who celebrated 25 years of full-time service with the hotel this past April.

Also pictured are Celeste and Christina who greet guests at the front desk, and Jenn and Carol from Housekeeping who ensure guests room are clean and comfortable.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant and guests enjoy free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and access to a fitness centre, indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. The Greenhouse Spa is on site to pamper guests and travellers as well. Business travellers benefit from a business centre, computer with Internet, and access to fax and copy services.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Quattro hotel in Sault Ste. Marie

Best Western Plus Dryden Hotel & Conference Centre

349 Government Street, Dryden
Tel: (807) 223-3201 Toll Free: 1 888-394-2378
www.bestwestern.com

For more than 40 years, the Best Western has been a part of the Dryden community. It is the only full-service hotel and conference centre in the area and the Members working there help ensure high quality service for the guests.

Members featured here are Ena; Jackie and Zach at the B&B Roadhouse; new Union Steward Patti and Kayla in Housekeeping; and Chelsea and Louise at the Front Desk.

Enjoy 89 modern guest rooms and a complimentary fitness area, pool, hot tub and steam room. Seven full-service meeting rooms can accommodate from 2 to 200+ attendees with complimentary WiFi and a 24-hour business centre. While you’re there, grab a bite at the B&B Roadhouse and greet the UFCW members working there too!

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Best Western Dryden

Clarion Hotel Sudbury

117 Elm Street, Sudbury
Tel: (705) 674-7517
www.clarionsudbury.ca

The Clarion in Sudbury has been a Unionized property for more than 20 years. With 103 rooms and five meeting rooms, the 24 Members of Local 175 are always busy ensuring a high level of guest satisfaction. The members are represented by one Steward and an active Joint Health & Safety Committee.

Pictured are Wilma, Christene, and Anita; and Priscilla and Reyna. This year, the hotel received the 2017 Platinum Hospitality Award by Choice Hotels Canada out of 320 other competing properties.

DISCOUNT ALERT!
Members booking at the Clarion Sudbury receive a special rate starting at $105. Identify yourself as a UFCW Member when booking.

UFCW Local 175 Members at at the Clarion hotel in Sudbury

Holiday Inn Express North Bay

1325 Seymour Street, North Bay
Tel: (705) 476-7700 Toll Free: 1-877-660-8550
www.holidayinn.com

Twenty-six Members of Local 175 work at the Holiday Inn Express in North Bay. Union Stewards Mark and Justin work with the rest of the staff to make guests happy and comfortable during their stay.

This Eco-friendly 116-room hotel is close to many points of interest. Rooms have free WiFi and wired Internet, premium bedding, and more. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel provides free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking. There is also a business center, conference rooms, and on-site dry cleaning.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Holiday Inn Express in North Bay

Comfort Inn Thunder Bay

660 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay
Tel: (807) 475-3155
www.choicehotels.ca

The Members at the Comfort Inn Thunder Bay are happy to greet guests visiting their city for business or personal travel.

Pictured here are: Amanda, who is a Union Steward and member of the previous negotiating committee; Brenda, who is also a Union Steward and who participated on the last negotiating committee as well; Janis and; Theresa. All the Members at the smoke-free, pet-friendly hotel work diligently to make their guests’ stays enjoyable.

Included are a free hot breakast, free WiFi, drive-up rooms with patio access, a business centre, and BBQ grills. Guests can relax in well-appointed rooms with many conveniences. The hotel is near businesses, shopping, and restaurants, Lakehead University and other colleges. Visitors can enjoy outdoor attractions like Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, the Terry Fox Scenic Lookout, and more.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Comfort Inn in Thunder Bay

Radisson Hotel Sudbury

85 Ste Anne Road, Sudbury
Tel: (705) 675-1123 Toll Free: 1-800-333-3333
www.radisson.com/sudbury

The Radisson Hotel in Sudbury has been Unionized for more than 15 years. The 48 Members at the hotel take great pride in their work and in making their guests feel welcome.

Members pictured are: Jithin, Paige, Santeena, and Manpreet from Housekeeping; and Front Desk staff Lindsay and Tanner.

The Radisson has 147 guest rooms, five ballrooms, and six meeting rooms, and is near many area attractions, schools, and businesses. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub, enjoy the outdoor courtyard, or workout for free at the World Gym in the Rainbow Centre next door. There is free WiFi and a business centre as well, and the hotel has pet-friendly rooms available.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Radisson in Sudbury

Clarion Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre

470 1st Avenue South, Kenora
Tel: (807) 468-5521
www.choicehotels.ca

The picturesque and city-centre location of the Clarion Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre means views of the Lake of the Woods and proximity to local attractions like Rushing River Provincial Park.
Forty-seven Members of UFCW Local 175 work at the hotel providing attentive service and making sure that guests enjoy an amazing stay at the beach front, smoke-free, and pet-friendly property.

Charlotte, pictured here, has been in the hospitality industry for many years. She welcomes guests at the Front Desk of the hotel and ensures a smooth check in. Pictured as well are Caroline and Christiane who are both long-time Members working in the full-service restaurant at the hotel.

Guests receive free WiFi and daily newspaper plus access to the business centre, exercise room, picnic area, and sun deck. Guest rooms include a coffee maker, desk, flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature a lake or city view.

UFCW Local 175 Members at the Clarion Lakeside Inn in Kenora