SAMM Holdings plans Regal Plaza complex at YYZ East

TORONTO — SAMM Holding is planning a $130 million mixed use development, including a 204-key Staybridge Suites hotel, plus retail and condo offices, that will open in 2022 on vacant land adjacent to the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East at Dixon and Martin Grove, right next to the on-ramp for the 401.


Canadian Lodging News looks at what governments are doing to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how hotels are coping in every province.

HAC student chapter visits top hotels

An eight-person executive team of Guelph’s HAC student chapter actively work to create engaging student learning events each and every semester. One such event was held on Friday, February 28th, with students visiting some of Toronto’s top hotels, including tours of the Bisha Hotel, Le Germain Hotel Mercer, and the Bond Place Hotel.

Best Western Kelowna and Wicked Wine Tours

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites is proud to be the new home to Wicked Wine Tours. The partnership will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for guests looking to visit the Okanagan’s wine country at preferred rates for hotel guests.

NEWS BRIEFS update Feb. 25, 2020

Accor year-end results. Record year for Canadian tourism. JourneySafe for Super 8. Fairmont Pacific Rim celebrates 10 years. How hotels can compete against OTAs. Wyndham in growth mode in spite of headwinds.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Feb. 11, 2020

Canadian hotel construction pipeline soars to all-time high. CHF Benefit Gala to be held Feb. 29. Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Conference announces keynote. Coast Hotels recognizes excellence at annual conference.

Smart Serve seeks candidates for its Board

Smart Serve Ontario is a responsible alcohol beverage sales and service training program which is recognized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The Governance and Nominating Committee seeks to fill board vacancies.

STR looks at Canada’s 2019 hotel performance

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The overall performance of Canadian hotels was more negative than positive: occupancy was down 1.3 per cent, while ADR was up 1.2 per cent and RevPAR was almost the same as in 2018, down just 0.2 per cent.

NEWS BRIEFS Jan. 28, 2020

Wyndham responds to Coronavirus. Destination Canada's visitor spending reports. Hilton launches 18th brand. Int'l. arrivals for Canada in October. Accor eliminates single use plastics. Ryerson scholarship honours Bill Pallett. Fogo Island retreat.

Guelph HFTM celebrates 50th and $1M gift

GUELPH, Ont. — The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management celebrated two special milestones during the University of Guelph's annual Alumni Weekend held June 21-23.