Openings, sales and renos

Hyatt Place, Luxe Convention Centre for Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Hyatt Place Toronto/Mississauga Centre is now open along with a show stopping convention centre. They...

Five new openings part of Hyatt’s growth curve

TORONTO — Hyatt is on a growth trajectory with recent openings of the Hyatt Place Kelowna and Hyatt House Winnipeg. The Hyatt Place Prince George, the first modular-built Hyatt Place, has opened as well. The Hyatt House Moncton will be opening later this week.


SageBlan to make Vogue Montréal Canada's first Curio Collection hotel. Fairmont Royal York reopens CLOCKWORK and more. Home2 Suites by Hilton Brantford open for business. 

Designed-in-Canada Days Inn G3 Prototype

TORONTO — Days Inn Canada has released G3 prototype for new-construction. Leveraging the latest trends and owner insights, it features flexible layouts that integrate comfort and innovation to elevate the guest experience and profitability for owners, developers and investors.

Ontario resort was saved by the summer

BUCKHORN, Ont. — The spring months were difficult for Beachwood Resort as weddings and conferences cancelled due to COVID-19. But they were able to open up and salvage the summer, with a few changes in their guest profile and operating procedures.

News Briefs

STR Canada results for week ending Sept. 12

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for September 6 to 12, 2020, showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks...


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.

PEOPLE update as of September 22, 2020

Terry Sanders new EVP development at Aimbridge. Radisson Hotel Group announces its new Americas development team. New president for Restaurants Canada. Jonathan Korol takes over at AHIP. Franck Arnold joins the Savoy in London. Fairmont's new regional VP. Curtis Gallagher promoted at Cushman & Wakefield. Bernard McEvoy retires from Ryerson. Samantha Kagan promoted at Moutcha Bay Resort.

PEOPLE update September 8, 2020

Marsha Walden leads Destination Canada. Brian DeCort now Hotel Equities COO. Fox Harb’r hires Pearleen Moffard. Jason Johnson joins True Key Resorts. Kevin Davis promoted at JLL. Torlys expands Western Sales Team.

Realstar Hospitality announces passing of Ron Grant

TORONTO, Ont. — With great pain and sorrow, Realstar Hospitality advises of the recent passing of Ron Grant,...

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