Meet Rob Palleschi, CEO of G6 Hospitality

CARROLLTON, Tex. — Rob Palleschi of G6 Hospitality credits Canadian initiatives for changing Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotels from conversion brands to ones that are now half conversion and half new builds.

David Kong: Liquidity, communication, optimism

David Kong, president and CEO Best Western. PHOENIX, Ariz. — Developing a plan with clear priorities and objectives...

Choice Canada has 85 per cent of hotels open

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada currently has around 85 per cent of hotels open out of over 330 properties, reports Brian Leon, president. "We have a number of hotels serving as lodging for front line health care workers and others impacted by the crisis. In a few cases, hotels are being used as hospital overflow."

Don Cleary on Marriott’s pandemic response

Don Cleary, president, Marriott Hotels of Canada. MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — As a global company Marriott continuously monitors situations...

STR results for Canada week ending May 16

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics...

Days Inns Canada stresses communication, cleanliness

Days Inns Canada corporate staff showing their own 'thanks'. TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality, which has the master franchise...

Superior/MasterBUILT pockets performing well

Clockwise from left: Marc Staniloff, Trevor Hagel and Aodhan Sheahan. CALGARY — Marc Staniloff, owner of Superior Lodging...

Wyndham Americas president on Canadian recovery

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Scott LePage, Wyndham's brand new president, Americas, reports on how Canadian hotels are faring during the current pandemic. Wyndham Hotel Group has more than 500 properties in Canada including the Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Microtel and Ramada brands.

Essential services boost Canalta/Ramada properties

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Essential services such as railway and road construction, a power plant retrofit, mining projects, pipelines and plant maintenance have helped some of Canalta Hotels' properties weather the COVID-19 crisis. At the peak, the company had shut down 16 hotels out of 43, or about 40 per cent of its portfolio, but expects to have all of its hotels open in the next few weeks.

Meet Jim Alderman, Radisson CEO, Americas

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Jim Alderman joined Radisson Hotel Group as CEO, Americas, on March 16, just in...