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.

Politicians unite on short-term rentals

OTTAWA — Trudeau, Scheer, Singh and Blanchet didn't agree on much during last fall's election. Yet all parties included a commitment to tax digital businesses, like Airbnb, the same way as hotels thanks to the unified voice of the hotel industry.

Saskatchewan and Ontario fight human trafficking

SASKATOON, TORONTO — While Jim Bence of the SHHA has made headlines with his efforts to advance hoteliers' knowledge of human trafficking, Tony Elenis of ORHMA and other stakeholders met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the issue.

Wyndham Garden’s Arbor prototype unveiled

LOS ANGELES — Wyndham Garden's new Arbor prototype was featured at the recent ALIS conference in Los Angeles. Danica Boyd spoke to CLN about the prototype and its suitability for Canada.
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