PEOPLE update July 14, 2020

Hilton's Ian Carter departs. Palm Holdings welcomes Kay Koot, Puneet Mahajan, Rachelle Roberts and Jen Li.

Kody the Canine Concierge

PEMBERTON, B.C. — Kody, the Canine Concierge at Pemberton Valley Lodge in Pemberton, B.C., had a low-key seventh birthday celebration on June 22, as this year's festivities were done online due to COVID-19. "Usually we waive our pet fees for the day, and provide treats for the canine guests and cake for the people guests," said David Mackenzie, owner and general manager of the lodge.

A Tribute to Bob Pomeroy

The Canadian hotel industry has lost one of its legendary entrepreneurs. William Robert Pomeroy, also known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

PEOPLE update as of June 23, 2020

CLN's most robust PEOPLE section in months! Read about Red Lion's new president, Charles Suddaby, Joe Baker, Bruce Williams, Danica Boyd, David Steinbach, Dr. Lysa Porth, Grant MacDonald and Hugo Germain.

A fireside chat with Lisa Conway, InnVest

TORONTO — The hotel industry is facing challenges and InnVest is receiving a lot of information from experts. "It changes daily, and we are adapting in compressed time frames," Lisa Conway told a Schulich Executive Education Centre "fireside chat" on May 21.

Major changes announced at MasterBUILT

CALGARY, Alta. — MasterBUILT Hotels, a leading Canadian hotel development and management company, and the master territorial developer for Microtel by Wyndham, yesterday announced the appointment of a new leadership team as they set their sights on a bright future. David Donaldson has been named as president.

Meet Rob Palleschi, CEO of G6 Hospitality

CARROLLTON, Tex. — Rob Palleschi of G6 Hospitality credits Canadian initiatives for changing Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotels from conversion brands to ones that are now half conversion and half new builds.

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.