Openings, sales and renos

Socially distanced outdoor dining — in winter

MINETT, Ont. — JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka has created a concept called the Muskoka Ice Caves that will soon allow guests to dine in outdoor domes on their huge patio. But the winter magic doesn't stop there. They also have Muskoka chairs surrounding firepits, along with furry blankets to keep guests toasty, and something called the Cowboy Cauldron that the chefs can use to create smoked delicacies including bison on a skewer with roasted red pepper.

TownePlace Suites opens on Hamilton Mountain

HAMILTON, Ont. — The ownership and management of TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hamilton is proud to officially open its doors on Tuesday, November 17....

CREECO assumes full ownership of Quality Inn & Suites Val d’Or

VAL D'OR, Que. — On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Board of Compensation (BoC) and the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company (CREECO) proudly announced that...


An opportunity in South Bruce Peninsula. Crowne Plaza Toronto to reopen. Four Seasons Whistler opens Braidwood Tavern. Victorian Hotel gets financing from CFO. Mataj Architects projects opening and in the pipeline for 2021.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s extensive redesign

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto has recently completed an extensive redesign, reimagining luxury in its Club Level guest rooms and suites. The prestigious hotel has also updated the entrance and lounge to Spa My Blend by Clarins.

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The CLN 2020 Pivot: Meet our new owners

After an immensely flattering and supportive response to our retirement announcement, and an overwhelming interest in continuing Canadian Lodging News, we are delighted to announce that Big Picture Conferences and Joe Baker will become the new owners of Canadian Lodging News effective January 1, 2021 with Joe taking on the role as Editor.


THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE December 15, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Burlington wins numerous awards. City of Yellowknife and Indigenous B.C. regions on the rise. Reetu Gupta among 100 Powerful Women.

PEOPLE update December 15, 2020

TIAC's Charlotte Bell passes away. Razan Hawwa promoted at Courtyard by Marriott Burlington. Eric Hamel moves to Hotel Vogue. Kristin Moller heads new Toronto JPR office. More new appointments at BUM Furniture. BC's new cabinet ministers. Kevin Maven now at Sterling Karamar Property Management. Tracy L. Prigmore appointed to Castell Project board.

More authenticity will be part of COVID legacy

PHOENIX — As a Canadian who now lives in the U.S., Dorothy Dowling, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer for Best Western, has noticed differences between how Americans and Canadians have approached the pandemic. She believes that COVID has led to more authentic messaging.

THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE update Nov. 24, 2020

Colleen Kendall wins Choice Leader of the Year at APEX awards. Readers Choice hotel winners. Philip Mondor wins Ryerson HTM award. First Bill Pallett Memorial Award. Fogo Island Inn Shed an architectural winner. Hilton recognized for sustainability. Inn at Laurel Point is B.C.'s first carbon neutral hotel.

PEOPLE Update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Changes at BUM Commercial Furniture. Lesley Brown new president of CAPS. Michelle Dias adds position at Seneca College. Husband and wife team join Tofino Resort + Marina's 1909 Kitchen.

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