• Centennial College names Michael Bertuzzi Tourism/ Hospitality professor TORONTO — Centennial College has named Michael Bertuzzi to the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts as its newest professor, it was announced Feb. 2.

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  • Westin Bayshore announces new GM VANCOUVER — The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver has named Martin L. Leclerc its new general manager, it was announced Feb. 9.

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  • Superior Lodging announces two appointments CALGARY — Superior Lodging Development TL Corp. announced on Feb. 6 the appointment of Kathrin Jin to the position of director of national sales for Travelodge Canada and announced on Jan. 31 the appointment of Simon Caspi as director of franchising and

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  • Carlson names Tejera CEO MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Carlson Hotels Inc. has appointed Federico González Tejera as CEO, effective Feb. 1, it was announced Jan. 26.

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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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  • SHHA convention announces keynote speaker

  • REGINA — Motivational speaker Dr. Mark DeVolder will be the keynote speaker at The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association’s (SHHA) Convention & Trade Show, being held May 30-31 at the Delta Hotel Regina.
  • New Castle renews Westin Nova Scotian franchise

  • SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which in 1996 became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, has renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, it was announced Feb. 1.
  • Hilton enhances loyalty program benefits

  • MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced in early February improved benefits for members of its loyalty program, Hilton Honors, including Shop with Points at Amazon.com.