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The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street • Halifax, NS B3H 2P6 · Canada • Phone: 902.421.1000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8553
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Pieces of History at Our Halifax Hotel

Submitted by on Jan 10, 2012 - 3:24pm
Posted in Miscellaneous|Starwood Hotels|Westin Hotels|Halifax Attractions|Halifax History

the Westin Nova Scotian

Our historic Halifax hotel is one of the original railway hotels in Canada. The 82-year-old historic gem is situated in the Halifax Seaport District along the beautiful Halifax waterfront. Many Haligonians, Nova Scotians and Canadians have treasured memories and shared stories of the old dame. 

The Westin Nova Scotian was reopened in 1996 after New Castle Hotels & Resorts purchased the property and invested millions into updates, renovations and repairs. View the article featuring the grand re-opening of the Nova Scotian and highlights the excitement of former General Manager, Peter Semadeni.

the Westin Nova Scotian Grand Opening

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With views of Cornwallis Park and George’s Island, the Westin Nova Scotian boasts a beautiful & unique combination of history and modernity for Halifax accommodations. To book your Halifax vacation to the Nova Scotian, make your reservation today!

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The Westin Nova Scotian wrote 04.29.13
at 14:12
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Hi Emily, Thank you for your comment! The menus from May 1939 can be viewed on our blog. Visit the following URL: www.thewestinnovascotian.com/blog/post/halifax-history-westin-nova-scotian-halifax-hotel Let us know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!
Emily wrote 04.29.13
at 13:48
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I thought I came across an example of an old menu from the Hotel Nova Scotian from the 1920s at one point on your blog but I can't find it just now - - can you help? I think it was posted last winter. Thanks!
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History at our Downtown Halifax Hotel

Submitted by Denise Bradbury on Nov 21, 2011 - 12:23pm
Posted in Miscellaneous|Starwood Hotels|Westin Hotels|Westin Passion|Westin Sales Team|Halifax History

Nova Scotia history at our Halifax hotel

Mr. & Mrs. Pitt visiting the Nova Scotian

Tony Pitt came to Halifax, Nova Scotia by train from Ontario with his father in 1936, he was 11 years old. Mr. Pitt's Dad, Robert, came to the Nova Scotian from the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa (another CN Rail hotel), and he was Resident Manager of the Nova Scotian from 1936 to 1941. Mr. Pitt's mother & sister followed shortly and they took up residence in the hotel's apartment on the 5th floor.

Historic Halifax hotel & Pier 21

Historic postcard of the Nova Scotian & Pier 21

At 86 years old Tony told me stories of his time living in the Halifax hotel as though it were yesterday. He remembers looking out at Pier 21 daily as a young boy and going to & returning from WW ll through that very building. Mr. Pitt and his wife, Muriel spent their wedding night at the Nova Scotian in 1948, they still have their bill the room rate was $10!

historic hotel Halifax Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotian bill from 1948 from Mr. & Mrs. Pitt wedding night

Mr. & Mrs. Pitt stayed with us the Nov. 11th weekend. They have been back to Halifax many times over the years visiting friends. By the end of our conversation I wanted to adopt them as my grandparents!

To hear more historic stories from Mr. Pitt and his time at the Nova Scotian, view his documented stories on the Westin Nova Scotian YouTube Channel.

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The Westin Nova Scotian wrote 04.29.13
at 14:12
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Hi Emily, Thank you for your comment! The menus from May 1939 can be viewed on our blog. Visit the following URL: www.thewestinnovascotian.com/blog/post/halifax-history-westin-nova-scotian-halifax-hotel Let us know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!
Emily wrote 04.29.13
at 13:48
menu
I thought I came across an example of an old menu from the Hotel Nova Scotian from the 1920s at one point on your blog but I can't find it just now - - can you help? I think it was posted last winter. Thanks!
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