David Kong: Liquidity, communication, optimism

David Kong, president and CEO Best Western. PHOENIX, Ariz. — Developing a plan with clear priorities and objectives...

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...

Meet Jim Alderman, Radisson CEO, Americas

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Jim Alderman joined Radisson Hotel Group as CEO, Americas, on March 16, just in...

A regional check on the impact of COVID-19

TORONTO — Colliers and CFO easily reached their capacity of 1,000 participants in their second industry webinar held April 16 at 1:30 p.m. Moderated by Mark Kay of CFO and Robin McLuskie of Colliers, this panel included HAC president and CEO Susie Grynol. Mandy Farmer of Accent Inns, which has eight properties in B.C.; Ryan Pomeroy of Pomeroy Lodging, whose 13 properties are in Alberta, B.C. and Alaska; Bertrand LeBoeuf from Le Groupe Daca in Quebec and Jeff Appleton of DP Murphy from Atlantic Canada.

PEOPLE update April 28, 2020

Efrem Berman promoted at Radisson. Samantha Geer joins Beattie Tartan. Heather McCrory named to World Panel on Wellness. 

How Niagara’s Heart of Hope campaign began

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Niagara Falls was one of the first and most visible cities to promote Hearts of Hope, where hotels in the city lit up with valentines to encourage front line workers and everyone else affected by COVID-19. CLN spoke to Patrick Regina, area GM for Marriott Hotels about the campaign, which has now spread across the country.

From bad to worse, Alberta hoteliers persevere

EDMONTON — During a week when oil prices plummeted into negative territory and Calgary cancelled this year's iconic stampede, CLN spoke with Dave Kaiser, president and CEO of the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association, about the situation in the province now that COVID-19 has devastated an economy that was already reeling from a number of years of low oil prices.

Susie Grynol speaks out on COVID-19

Susie Grynol. As president and CEO of the Hotel Association of Canada, Susie Grynol is at the eye...

Ingrid Jarrett reports from BCHA

Canadian Lodging News interviewed Ingrid Jarrett, president and CEO of the British Columbia Hotel Association about the COVID-19 pandemic. "Not one area in British Columbia has been left unscathed by Covid-19," she told CLN. "Our city centres are empty – our rural highways are empty – and hotels around the province are open to support the supply chain, essential workers and returning Canadians to ensure isolation is available.