Hyatt House, Hyatt Place dominate Hyatt pipeline

TORONTO — Hyatt has eight open hotels and 24 under development in Canada, including 14 Hyatt Place and six Hyatt House properties. Hyatt is committed to mindful growth, expanding in markets that matter most to guests.

Cambria Hotels lays groundwork for Canada

Cambria Hotels is an upscale lifestyle brand within the Choice Hotels portfolio, which aims to make "every stay feel like an...

Hyatt Canada adds Jeff Waters to its team

TORONTO — Five years ago, Hyatt started building its Canadian development team by hiring Scott Richer. Last year, they added Chrissy Dizon. Now Jeff Waters is joining as regional VP of operations and and sales for Canada and Northeast Region.

Repurposing hospitality spaces during COVID-19

CANADA — The Vancouver Convention Centre will be used as a hospital; Quebec and Ontario governments are working toward use of hotels as hospitals; and the Canadian Navy is seeking a Halifax hotel to house troops.

Why Bayview Hotel Group went independent

COURTENAY, B.C. — Bayview Hotel Group is owned by the Smith family, William and Irma, going back to 2009, when the family acquired the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley in Courtenay, on Vancouver Island. The Courtenay property spent 10 years as a Holiday Inn Express, but at the end of the license, the family decided to go independent.

Preparing for a post-Coronavirus future

Greg Klassen of Twenty31 Consulting says we are in Phase One of a three-phase process. We don't know when Phase One: Peak COVID-19 will end. We will soon have to rethink what our tourism industry will look like in Phase Two: Immediate Recovery and Phase Three: Longer-Term Recovery.

Radisson — new CEO, conference and Canadian winners

Radisson Hotel Group has a new CEO. Plus, a report on the Americas Business Conference, Canada night and Canadian winners.

Photos from Canadian VIP Leadership dinner

Andrew Reese, Ecolab, organizer Jason Cheskes, Above the Line Solutions and Trevor Hagel, Travelodge. Over 60 of the...

A Reason for Hope – Tourism 2.0

In spite of the hardships around us all, Joe Baker of Centennial College has never before seen the kinds of unity he is seeing now. Industry and government messages are crystal clear – the tourism industry is vital to the Canadian economy. Vital to the 1.87 million people who rely on it for gainful employment.

Industry unites to fight human trafficking

TORONTO – Accor's seminar on Human Trafficking, held Jan. 16 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, emphasized the vital role hotels have to play in curbing this problem. After all, hotels are often where it all takes place.
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