• FRHI names David Connor regional VP, Eastern Canada MONTREAL — David Connor joins Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as regional vice-president, Eastern Canada, effective Jan. 3, 2017, it was announced Nov. 30.

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  • Fairmont Pacific Rim names new pastry chef VANCOUVER — Jeffry Kahle has been named executive pastry chef at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim, it was announced Nov. 4.

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  • Philip Barnes leaves Fairmont to join Savoy VANCOUVER — Philip M. Barnes, who has held the positions of regional vice-president, Fairmont Hotels PNW and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, is leaving the organization to become regional vice-president and managing director for London's Savoy h

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  • Canada shines at the Culinary Olympics ERFURT, Germany — As the Culinary Olympics 2016 concluded in Erfurt, Germany, Junior Culinary Team Canada came out shining with gold and silver medals.

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  • Choice's Top 7 facts about things people leave in hotel rooms TORONTO — Did you ever get that sinking feeling while travelling because you left something behind in your hotel room? You’re not alone according a new Choice Hotels Canada survey.

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  • Hola! A view from the Equator Although I have attended many investment conferences in Canada and the U.S., it's the first time I have been to SAHIC, held the last two days in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Here's my take on the hotel world as viewed from the equator.

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  • Profiting from purchasing programs Everyone is a buyer of goods, but many who take on the task in their hotels do not understand how to get the best out of supplier relationships and associated purchases.

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  • Suite Surrender Work or leisure travellers value a good night’s sleep and expect nothing less. Guests decide to return again (or not!) based on the quality of mattress and overall sleep experience.

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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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  • CRDA welcomes 3 new board members

  • ORLANDO, Fla. — Following a successful year of new member enrollments, Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) has welcomed three new members to its board of directors, it was announced Nov. 30.
  • Days Inn opens in Warman, Sask.

  • TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality announced on Nov. 30 the opening of Days Inn & Suites - Warman Legends Centre, in Warman, Sask.
  • Hilton opens dual-brand Calgary property

  • CALGARY — Hilton Worldwide announced on Nov. 23 the opening of the 320-room dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown.
  • Best Western selects new procurement platform

  • PHOENIX, AZ and NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Best Western Hotels & Resorts and BirchStreet Systems today announced on Nov. 14 the selection of BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Order platform to modernize the procurement process at Best Western’s 2,100 hotels in Nort
  • Sun Peaks recognized as a top ski resort

  • SUN PEAKS, BC — Sun Peaks Resort has been recognized as one of the top three North American ski resorts that received the highest consumer recommendation from UK skiers by the Ski Club of Great Britain, the U.K.’s largest Snowsport membership club.