Choice Canada has 85 per cent of hotels open

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada currently has around 85 per cent of hotels open out of over 330 properties, reports Brian Leon, president. "We have a number of hotels serving as lodging for front line health care workers and others impacted by the crisis. In a few cases, hotels are being used as hospital overflow."

Don Cleary on Marriott’s pandemic response

Don Cleary, president, Marriott Hotels of Canada. MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — As a global company Marriott continuously monitors situations...

Days Inns Canada stresses communication, cleanliness

Days Inns Canada corporate staff showing their own 'thanks'. TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality, which has the master franchise...

Superior/MasterBUILT pockets performing well

Clockwise from left: Marc Staniloff, Trevor Hagel and Aodhan Sheahan. CALGARY — Marc Staniloff, owner of Superior Lodging...

Wyndham Americas president on Canadian recovery

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Scott LePage, Wyndham's brand new president, Americas, reports on how Canadian hotels are faring during the current pandemic. Wyndham Hotel Group has more than 500 properties in Canada including the Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Microtel and Ramada brands.

Essential services boost Canalta/Ramada properties

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Essential services such as railway and road construction, a power plant retrofit, mining projects, pipelines and plant maintenance have helped some of Canalta Hotels' properties weather the COVID-19 crisis. At the peak, the company had shut down 16 hotels out of 43, or about 40 per cent of its portfolio, but expects to have all of its hotels open in the next few weeks.

1000 acres per guest meets social distance rules

TEMISCAMING, Que. — Tony Avramtchev, GM at Beauchêne Wilderness Lodge, a premium luxury drive-to fishing resort, has...

How New Castle is responding to the pandemic

Brothers Jeremy (left) and Julian Buffam are both partners at New Castle Hotels & Resorts. Photo-Meghan Tansey Whitton.

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.


Newmarket gains a Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites A competitive financing rate facilitated a rebranding of the Marriott Fairfield...