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.

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.


Hilton's All-Suites brands. Hotel Equities announces Four Points by Sheraton Campbell River. Streetcar and Dream buy the Gladstone. Travelodge Timmins reopens.

What Toronto’s W Hotel will look like

Marriott is passionate about W Hotels and is keen to bring the brand to life here in Toronto. Here's what to expect when the new hotel opens its doors this coming summer.

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.

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.

Le Germain Montreal’s game-changing reno

MONTREAL — Germain Hotels is proud to announce the official reopening of Le Germain Hotel Montreal, following a bold transformationand an investment of over $30 million. Before and After.


Inn at Laurel Point renewal. Knights Inn comes to Prince George, North Bay. Nita Lake's champagne nail bar. Radisson Sudbury sold by Colliers. Temple approved to go private. TownePlace Suites Edmonton opens. Sparrow Hotels on Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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.

IHG’s planned openings in Canada for 2020

ATLANTA — IHG Hotels & Resorts will be expanding in Ontario in 2020 with a new Holiday Inn Express in Collingwood and a dual-branded Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites in Kingston.