Canad Inns

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CanadInns
Hotel
Industry Hospitality, Hotels, Tourism, Restaurant
Founded 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Founder Leo Ledohowski, Ron Ledohowski
Number of locations
13
Products Temporary residence
Number of employees
3,500
Slogan Your Destination Centres
Website CanadInns.com

Canad Inns is a chain of hotels headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Company overview[edit]

Canad Inns operates a total of 12 hotel properties in the province of Manitoba and one in the U.S. state of North Dakota.[1] Canad Inns also operates restaurants, pubs, night clubs, water parks, and first class banquet and conference facilities within its hotel complexes, which are branded as "destination centres".

The Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba with a Canad Inns hotel tower in the background

Several of Canad Inns destination centres are located adjacent to larger venues. Canad Inns Brandon is located adjacent to the Keystone Centre, while the Grand Forks, North Dakota location is connected to the Alerus Center. Canad Inns has locations next to both Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station Casinos in Winnipeg. Their newest location is next to Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre, the city's largest hospital.

The company also owns the historic Metropolitan Theatre building in downtown Winnipeg and has converted it into a multi-purpose entertainment and banquet facility.

The chain employs more than 3,500 people and is the 14th largest hotel chain in Canada and the largest in Manitoba.[2][3]

In 2000, Canad Inns was named one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies".[4] In 2009 and 2010, Canad Inns was named one of Manitoba's Top 25 Employers as published by the Winnipeg Free Press.[5]

Sponsorships[edit]

In 2001, the company purchased the naming rights to Winnipeg Stadium, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, after which the stadium became known as Canad Inns Stadium. The stadium was demolished in 2013.

Litigation[edit]

In 2007, Lake Louise Limited Partnership filed suit alleging that Canad inflated management fees owed to it for operating Club Regent Casino Hotel and Canad Inns Brandon by including every dollar deposited in video lottery terminals (VLTs) as gross revenue.[6]

In November 2014, the receiver for the failed Crocus Fund petitioned a court to dissolve and liquidate the parent company of Canad Inns, alleging Canad Corporation assets to have been wrongfully diverted for company president Leo Ledohowski’s benefit.[7]

In December 2014, Antonio Ventresca and his wife, both former employees, sued Canad Corporation for wrongful dismissal; the suit also claims that Mr. Ledohowski sexually harassed Mrs. Ventresca while the pair were working for the hotel.[8]

As of 2014 these suits remain before the court and no final rulings have been issued.

Hotel properties[edit]

Radisson hotel in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brands[edit]

  • Food and Beverage[11]
    • Aalto's Garden Cafe
    • Tavern United
    • Hacienda Patio
    • l' Bistro
    • Garbonzo's Pizza
    • Garbonzo's Pizza & Arcade
    • Garbonzo's Pizza Pub
    • 12 resto bar
    • 2 Starbucks locations
  • Entertainment
    • Splasher's Indoor Water Park
    • Playmaker's Gaming Lounge
    • The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
    • Celebration's Dinner Theatre
  • Nightclubs [12]
    • essence
    • The Oak
    • Cowboys
    • Stereo
    • Tijuana Yacht Club
    • Area Nightclub
    • The Great Western Roadhouse
  • Ambassador Banquet & Conference Centre

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