Hotel Equities seeks ownership partners

ATLANTA, CALGARY — Hotel Equities' Canadian team is 14 strong; they are looking for a Canadian SVP to be based in a new Toronto-area office; they're now into financing and development; and are seeking the right Canadian ownership partners.

Best Western Kelowna and Wicked Wine Tours

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites is proud to be the new home to Wicked Wine Tours. The partnership will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for guests looking to visit the Okanagan’s wine country at preferred rates for hotel guests

Hilton's Tempo is ideal for the Modern Achiever

MCLEAN, Va. — Tempo by Hilton is the company's first elevated, yet approachable, lifestyle brand. CLN talked to global head of New Brand Development Phil Cordell about this brand and its suitability for Canada.

NEWS BRIEFS update Feb. 25, 2020

Accor year-end results. Record year for Canadian tourism. JourneySafe for Super 8. Fairmont Pacific Rim celebrates 10 years. How hotels can compete against OTAs. Wyndham in growth mode in spite of headwinds.

Hyatt Canada adds Jeff Waters to its team

TORONTO — Five years ago, Hyatt started building its Canadian development team by hiring Scott Richer. Last year, they added Chrissy Dizon. Now Jeff Waters is joining as regional VP of operations and and sales for Canada and Northeast Region.

Hyatt House, Hyatt Place dominate Hyatt pipeline

TORONTO — Hyatt has eight open hotels and 24 under development in Canada, including 14 Hyatt Place and six Hyatt House properties. Hyatt is committed to mindful growth, expanding in markets that matter most to guests.

COVID-19: The Canadian picture

VANCOUVER — Greg Klassen worked as senior VP marketing strategy and communications at CTC (the predecessor to Destination Canada) during SARS. Here are his thoughts on what Canada can learn from our experiences in 2003.

IHG’s planned openings in Canada for 2020

ATLANTA — IHG Hotels & Resorts will be expanding in Ontario in 2020 with a new Holiday Inn Express in Collingwood and a dual-branded Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites in Kingston.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Feb. 11, 2020

Canadian hotel construction pipeline soars to all-time high. CHF Benefit Gala to be held Feb. 29. Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Conference announces keynote. Coast Hotels recognizes excellence at annual conference.

IHG's planned openings in Canada for 2020

ATLANTA — IHG Hotels & Resorts will be expanding in Ontario in 2020 with a new Holiday Inn Express in Collingwood and a dual-branded Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites in Kingston.
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