• HAC names director, government relations OTTAWA – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has appointed Alana Baker director of government relations, it was announced April 25.

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  • Cushman & Wakefield bolsters hotel valuation team TORONTO — Cushman & Wakefield has bolstered its hotel valuation team with the additions of Brian Flood, Cindy Schoenauer and Vanessa Boland, it was announced April 13.

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  • Travelodge names 2 new sales managers CALGARY — Superior Lodging announced on April 10 the appointment of Tatyana Spiridonova to the position of national sales manager, tour and travel, and Nicki Coles to the position of regional sales manager, Western, Central & Northern Ontario, for Trave

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  • Douglas Ludwig named Red Lion EVP, CFO SPOKANE, Wash. — Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) has appointed Douglas L. Ludwig as its new executive vice-president, chief financial officer and treasurer, it was announced March 20.

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  • Navigating Chinese hotel acquisition deals in Canada China’s growth story is historic in its speed and magnitude and is set to continue its record-breaking trajectory in the long term. This makes the understanding of Chinese-Canadian hotel deals crucial in today’s marketplace.

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  • INSIGHT: Ten things to know about hotel real estate insurance From terrorism liability, which is increasingly required by U.S.-based chains, to specific requirements for those who have shuttle services or spas, it’s important to deal with an insurance broker who knows the hotel industry. CLN asked Gordon Wells and

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  • 2017: The year of home sharing regs The impact of Airbnb on the hotel business is difficult to measure. Airbnb-sponsored reports suggest there is only a marginal impact on hotels, whereas lodging industry-sponsored reports suggest the opposite.

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  • How market changes affect portfolio financing While no one has a crystal ball regarding future interest rates, Mark Kay says his primary focus is to work with hoteliers’ portfolio of assets, providing strategies on each asset as it enters a different life stage.

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  • Housekeeping Vehicle Club Car’s Carryall 700 Housekeeping Vehicle carries two people and their gear. Features include an L-shaped van box with LED lights and locking doors designed to carry a full-size vacuum cleaner, brooms, mops and other supplies.

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  • Xeros Near Waterless Laundry System Using polymer cleaning technology, the Xeros SM35 35lb/16kg capacity washer reduces water consumption by up to 80 per cent, and reduces energy and detergent usage by up to 50 per cent.

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  • Freestanding Bathtub BainUltra’s new Essencia Design freestanding tub measures 72 inches x 36 inches x 24 inches, accommodating a single bather with room enough for an immersive soak.

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  • Height-Adjustable Lectern Featuring a solid lacquer-coated hardwood base and fabric-covered, customizable top, AmpliVox Patriot Lectern is height-adjustable and features a smooth, silent electric lift mechanism.

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  • Deerhurst revamps f&b and launching significant new amenities

  • HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — It’s busy times at Deerhurst Resort as the Muskoka, Ont., cottage country property dramatically revamps its food and beverage operations and plans to add a swim dock and outdoor event space, along with an indoor children’s playgro
  • Canadian hotel industry: $4.1B in 2016 transaction volume

  • VANCOUVER — The Canadian hotel real estate industry posted record performance in 2016, making it the best year for transaction volume in the current cycle, according to Colliers International Hotels’ 2017 Canadian Hotel Investment Report.
  • Coast Hotels Golf Classic July 6

  • VANCOUVER — The 15th Annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic will be held July 6 at Tsawwassen Springs, in Delta, B.C.
  • SAHIC Cuba conference May 15-16

  • HAVANA — A full slate of education sessions and speakers is on tap for the inaugural SAHIC Cuba conference, taking place May 15-16 at Melia Cohiba Hotel, in Havana.
  • SLGA liquor supply chain review

  • REGINA — In 2016 the Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority (SLGA) implemented a number of changes to the liquor retailing system. With those changes now in effect, SLGA plans to review its liquor supply chain, it was announced April 17.
  • Choice adds 5 properties in Q1

  • TORONTO — Franchisor Choice Hotels Canada opened five hotels during the first quarter of 2016, increasing the total number of properties in the system to 327, it was announced April 17.