STR results for Canada week ending May 2, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — Showing further COVID-19 impact, the Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 26 April through 2 May 2020, according to data from STR.

Hotel Financing: Owners and Lenders during COVID-19

At a time where all hotel owners are thinking of different and creative ways to deal with this crisis as well as the future, Steve Hedington and Salim Gulamani have some suggestions to assist in discussing your existing loan agreement with your lenders.

Government support from COVID-19 to recovery

By Colleen Isherwood, Editor TORONTO — While the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) has...

NEWS BRIEFS update April 28, 2019

One thousand BC hotel rooms for the homeless. Accor announces All Heartist Fund. Best Western's hotelier relief and guest support. New cleanliness partnership for Hilton. Marriott offers $1 billion in revolving credit.

And the good news from Canadian hotels is…

MasterBUILT Keys of Hope celebrates essential workers. Sasquatch shows up at Harrison Springs Hotel. Serta Simmons' Relief Bed. Coast helps first responders. Executive's self-isolation specials. SilverChef announces community financing.

How to bake The DoubleTree Cookie at home

MCLEAN, Va. — For the first time ever, DoubleTree by Hilton is sharing the official bake-at-home recipe for the brand’s beloved and delicious chocolate chip cookie, so at-home bakers can create the warm and comforting treat in their own kitchens.

STR results for Canada week ending Apr. 18

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—Showing further COVID-19 impact, the Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 12-18 April 2020, according to data from STR.

How’s business in hotels across Canada?

An Ottawa hotelier predicts that many Ottawa hotels could remain closed. Quality Suites Laval houses mental health and palliative patients. How Edmonton hotels are hurting. Winnipeg hotels step up to the plate. Brandon property houses the homeless. Food bank in an Alberta hotel room. Saskatchewan hotels support truckers.

Coast to coast, associations work for members

Jeff Guignard of ABLE BC can't visit members as he usually does in spring and summer; he's come up with Virtual Happy Hours to help connect. Everyone is looking to Saskatchewan as the first province to loosen regulations. And on the east coast, Steve Denty of HNL ensures his members have a big voice in what the recovery will look like.

Standard protocols essential during pandemic

NEW YORK — Most hotels don’t have a playbook for how to pause operations or recommission properties after a partial or temporary closure. An operating platform called Alice offers ways to bring order and standardization to hotel operations. And there's a free version to help hotels cope with COVID-19.
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