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Banff’s iconic Mount Royal Hotel set for ultimate come back

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Amanda Kemsley, Account Specialist

At Brookline, we love stories with happy endings (but who doesn’t) and even further, we love to be part of them! This story, non-fiction of course, has a theme of resiliency and community, highlighting Banff’s historic Mount Royal Hotel.

For over 100 years, the Mount Royal Hotel has occupied its prominent location on the corner of Banff Avenue and Caribou Street. Opening in 1908, the original red brick structure boasted 60 guestrooms, a spacious dining room, billiard room and cocktail lounge. With the growth of the tourism industry, the hotel expanded in 1940 and 1955. Sadly, in 1967, a devastating fire destroyed the oldest wing of the hotel. Soon after the fire, the hotel was rebuilt and expanded the very same year! Talk about resiliency.



The Mount Royal Hotel we know most recently, underwent major renovations and complete refurbishments in 1997 and expanded to its present size. Unbelievably, the hotel experienced its second fire in late 2016, causing extensive damage to the four-storey building.



Fast-forward to October 19, 2017 when Brewster Travel Canada by Pursuit officially announced its concept for the iconic hotel. A press conference was held unveiling the C$45 million restoration and reconstruction. Community members, businesses and government officials attended the gathering to hear about the development and celebrate the rich history of the hotel.

After engagement with the local community and world-renowned design and construction firms, the development concept was revealed to incorporate the hotel’s century-old history in the new designs. The new concept blends modern amenities with community charm and features historically-inspired décor and remarkable amenities including the much-anticipated rooftop lounge with outdoor hot tubs and fire tables.



Mount Royal Hotel will be welcoming guests back to share in its story in July 2018. Brookline was honoured to support in this monumental event for Brewster Travel Canada and commends the resiliency of community members, visitors, businesses and the like.



Amanda is an Account Specialist at Brookline Public Relations. She has an insatiable appetite for exploring – ironically since she doesn’t like getting lost. She flourishes on bringing broad-minded, creative ideas to the table and trying things outside of the norm.


Friday, March 9th, 2012

Award-winning downtown Calgary hotel and PR firm enter their third year of partnership

CALGARY, ALBERTA – March 9, 2012 – Brookline Public Relations (Brookline) is pleased to announce that they are continuing to serve as the public relations agency of record for Hyatt Regency Calgary for the third consecutive year.

Brookline has had a long standing and successful relationship with Hyatt Regency Calgary, and 2011 was a particularly exciting year for the award-winning hotel, Stillwater Spa, Thomsons Restaurant, Sandstone Lounge and Catch & the Oyster Bar. The hotel implemented new green initiatives, including the addition of Respire air technology in its meeting spaces, and continued its partnership with Bullfrog energy. The culinary teams looked to the skies for inspiration and constructed a successful rooftop garden to provide a variety of fresh produce and herbs for its kitchens. Stillwater Spa introduced new products and packages, and Thomsons and Sandstone continued to build their culinary reputations with new menu and cocktail choices. Further, Hyatt Regency Calgary earned the title of “Best Accommodation” in Tourism Calgary’s annual White Hat Awards.

Catch & the Oyster Bar, located adjacent to Hyatt Regency Calgary won best restaurant in Calgary in 2011 by Avenue Magazine, then kicked off the start of an intensive six-week renovation with a Stampede oyster shucking contest, featuring celebrity shuckers such as the legendary Bret “The Hitman” Hart. The restaurant re-opened in fall 2011 to critical acclaim, once again securing numerous awards as one of the best restaurants in Calgary.

“Brookline has proven to be a valuable partner for us,” says Herb Rackliff, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Calgary. “We appreciate their creativity and the high level of expertise and professionalism that they bring to their work.”

Brookline coordinates ongoing pro-active public relations activities for Hyatt Regency Calgary and its hotel properties, continuously seeking fresh and creative ideas and working collaboratively with the diverse and talented teams at the award-winning hotel property.  

“Hyatt Regency Calgary and Brookline Public Relations have developed a great partnership over the past three years,” said Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder of Brookline Public Relations, “We enjoy working with their team and it is a pleasure to continue to help them achieve their goals.”

Brookline’s work with Hyatt Regency Calgary in 2012 will include a variety of media relations activities, events and strategic public relations projects.


About Hyatt Regency Calgary

Hyatt Regency Calgary; part of the Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies with properties in 45 countries, provides authentic hospitality to guests through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and genuine stewardship of the environment. Hyatt Regency Calgary is situated on Stephen Avenue Walk in the midst of an exciting pedestrian mall and adjacent to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. As one of the city’s premium luxury hotels, Hyatt Regency Calgary affords the perfect setting for business and leisure travel. Possessing the largest hotel ballroom in Calgary and 22 meetings rooms, Hyatt accommodates meetings and events of all sizes while ensuring perfection. From Canada and the U.S., reservations for Hyatt Regency Calgary may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto


About Brookline Public Relations

Brookline Public Relations, Inc. is a strategic public relations and marketing communications firm dedicated to helping organizations build awareness, profile and credibility worldwide. Our core purpose is to support our clients’ goals with fresh and creative communications strategies by implementing a solid and professional approach while enthusiastically challenging the status quo.We want our clients to be recognized as industry leaders. Our services include: Media Relations, Industry Analyst Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Marketing Communications and Event Management. For more information please visit


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