Westin Nova Scotian renos not just cosmetic

HALIFAX — Many of the $20 million in renovations underway at the historic Westin Nova Scotian aren't simply cosmetic. Some of the most important changes serve a dual purpose, like the green wall between the bar and the front desks. Others are designed to improve the efficiency of the 92-year-old property.

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.

HAC features awards, timely issues

TORONTO — Award winners strode the Red Carpet, individuals and panels presented on timely issues such as coronavirus, millennials, short-term rentals, human trafficking, technology, labour shortages, sustainability, engaging staff, travel intentions and the end of the upcycle.

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.

Stratford’s Parlour Inn joins Ascend

STRATFORD, Ont. – The Parlour Inn, owned by Ontario’s Vintage Hotels, has joined the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels Canada. Here's what Choice's Rob Alldred and Vintage's Bob Jackson say about it.

Photos from Canadian VIP Leadership dinner

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

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.

Hotel Equities seeks ownership partners

ATLANTA, CALGARY — Hotel Equities' Canadian team is 14 strong; they are looking for a Canadian SVP to be based in a new Toronto-area office; they're now into financing and development; and are seeking the right Canadian ownership partners.

Hilton’s Tempo is ideal for the Modern Achiever

MCLEAN, Va. — Tempo by Hilton is the company's first elevated, yet approachable, lifestyle brand. CLN talked to global head of New Brand

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.
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