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    Imperial Hotel now the Vittoria Hotel

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    The Imperial Hotel & Suites on Victoria Avenue has changed its name to the Vittoria Hotel & Suites. When you visit the old Imperial Hotel web site, you see the following:

    Hotel Renovation Notice

    Dear Valued Guest,
    Please be advised that the Imperial Hotel & Suites is under new ownership and management.
    As part of our continued commitment to enhance our property and service we are thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated full interior renovation has begun, with the expected completion date of July 31, 2017.

    During the renovation period our hotel will remain open as we have planned to renovate the rooms one floor at a time.

    While our hotel remains a preferred choice of many families, businesses and independent travellers, these extensive and state of the art renovations will allow us to provide the very best hotel experience to our valued clients.

    During the renovation period, we apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support.

    Yours in hospitality
    Fred Alam
    Chief Operating Officer

    NYS charges Wallenda $225,000 for walk

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    With just days before Nik Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls, the seventh generation daredevil finally has the permission needed from New York State.

    His lawyer, Henry Wojtaszek, said the permits have officially been issued.

    “We had to work along with the state attorneys. They were very responsive, but it does take some time to get the documents together and to get information together,” the attorney explained.

    Permit drafts were sent to Wallenda’s team on three separate occasions in the month of May. News 4 has learned not one of those permits was ever returned to state parks, until the signing on Tuesday in Albany.

    Now, everything is all set for the walk – including the payment to the state. The permit itself costs $50,000 and by Friday, Wallenda’s team must fork over $150,000 for security and other management costs. The state also mandated they keep $25,000 in escrow to pay for any damage to the park.

    Noden leaves parks commission

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Joel Noden, one of the Niagara Parks Commission’s nine-member senior management team, left the provincial agency Tuesday.

    “Joel has decided to look at some other interests he has,” said Fay Booker, the chairwoman of the provincial agency.

    He left the commission Tuesday, but Booker wouldn’t say whether it was his decision or the commission’s.

    New tourism boss dons ‘the crown jewel’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s a new captain at the helm of Niagara Falls Tourism.

    And he’s no stranger to stormy seas. Joe Fardell, the agency’s new managing director, has come full circle in his 25-year career, having started working for a charter bus operator here in the mid 1980s.

    Originally from Hamilton, Fardell has worked both in management and as a consultant, and has held a number of prominent positions, including that of president of Tourism Calgary.

    While he has enjoyed getting to know the diverse communities to which his career has taken him, Fardell said he has always wanted to return to his southern Ontario roots.

    For someone in whose expertise is marketing premiere destinations to the world, Fardell said there’s no better place to be than the Honeymoon Capital to take his career to the next level.

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