Openings, sales and renos

A look at Marriott’s hotel openings for 2021

TORONTO — Marriott plans to open two Autograph Collection hotels and the W in Toronto in 2021. The two Autographs are Humaniti Autograph Collection Montreal and The Pearle Hotel and Spa Autograph Collection in Burlington, Ont.


Activar Lac Mégantic Microtel construction video. Choice Hotels Canada's Quality Inn Rimbey. Coast Swift Current Hotel for sale. Will Schitt's Creek motel become a five-star property?

First avid hotel in Canada breaks ground

ATLANTA — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced today the latest in international expansion for its avid hotels brand – the groundbreaking for the first Canadian property located in Vaughan, a suburb of Toronto.

Ground drilling launches Regal Plaza project

TORONTO — It wasn't just a ground breaking, but also a ground drilling on Sept. 23 as SAMM Developments started construction on its $104 million Regal Plaza complex near Toronto Pearson Airport. Along with the traditional shovels, the celebrants used jackhammers to launch the complex, which includes a Staybridge Suites.

Extensive Atlantica Halifax reno not just lipstick!

HALIFAX — Manga Hotels has almost completed a $17 million renovation of the 238-room Atlantica Hotel in downtown Halifax. “The hotel was an older property that needed work. It was an extensive renovation — not just lipstick here and there,” Sukhdev Toor, president and CEO of Manga Hotels told CLN.

News Briefs

STR Canada results for Q3 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry saw higher performance from the previous quarter, but at overall low levels. The absolute occupancy level was the lowest for any third quarter in STR’s Canada database, but was more than double the level from Q2 2020.


PEOPLE update as of Oct. 27, 2020

Fanny Ryner and Valérie Marchand form VOILA. TORLYS welcomes product management director. Michael Willingham obituary.

PEOPLE update as of Oct. 13, 2020

Sabrina Bhangoo now AVP at Manulife.  Ryan McRae joins Hotel Equities. Pierre Gauvin promoted to Colliers in N.B. IHG’s new SVP Analytics and Insights. Accor has new South American CEO.

New chair and 3 regional chapters for ORHMA

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has appointed Jesse Hamilton, general manager of...

PROFILE: Mathieu Mault, founder of Activar

OTTAWA — Mathieu Mault is something of a world expert on hotels since he and his wife took a sabbatical in 2011/12, visiting more than 30 countries and 130 cities, staying in hotels for a year. He has used this expertise to found Activar, which currently manages Casselman Microtel and is preparing to open Lac Mégantic Microtel later this fall.

Sparrow, Scheer and team to lead CBRE Hotels

TORONTO — CBRE Canada is pleased to announce that Mark Sparrow and Luke Scheer have rejoined CBRE to lead an enhanced hotel investment practice. The team will spearhead a new initiative that coordinates opportunities with seniors housing, healthcare and student accommodations.

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