Keeping Canada well as we reopen

OTEC's Joe Baker says that as we re-open our businesses, let’s not underestimate the toll this pandemic and the return to work has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our workforce.

Social distancing a chance to rethink service delivery

Once hotels start to resume operations, they may want to rethink service delivery, notes Peter Mitham. This could mean leveraging technology to limit face-to-face interactions with guests, or reducing seat counts in breakfast areas, lounges and restaurants to prevent the potential for disease to spread.  

Clifton Blake: Is hotel financing available?

The question we get asked the most from borrowers, lenders and even non-hotel people is simply, “Is Hotel Financing Available Right Now?” The simple answer is MAYBE.

Pest control essential during the reopening

By Alice Sinia With travel grinding to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospitality industry knows first-hand the financial impacts of...

There won’t be a Grand Reopening

By Joe Baker If there is one thing the hospitality industry is universally known for, it’s our ability to celebrate.  On a small scale or on...

Kids’ menu: beyond nuggets and fries

It’s no surprise that consumer eating habits continue to evolve over time. These changes are insightful for hotels and resorts in planning their food and beverage programs in particular. One demographic that frequently flies under the radar, though, is children.

Isherwoods retiring and CLN up for sale

TORONTO — Colleen and Steve Isherwood are ready to retire, but they are actively seeking a buyer for Canadian Lodging News, and have had some interest. "Canadian Lodging News isn’t the sort of publication people file away to read when they have time. People open it immediately," said Colleen Isherwood. "My strong desire is to see it continue." 

Cushman & Wakefield: Are Canadian hotels overpriced?

TORONTO —Most of the country has seen substantial increases in property values over the past five years. Cushman & Wakefield is increasingly asked, “are current values (in the hospitality sector) too high?” and, “are these values sustainable?

Stand in Unity — A letter from Reetu Gupta

TORONTO — Reetu Gupta, president and CEO of both Easton's Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, shares some personal stories of how discrimination affected her father, herself and the origins of their companies.

Why guest screening is essential in COVID-19

COVID-19 brings new threats to hotels. The low average daily rates caused by the virus tend to attract high-risk guests or those looking to exploit hoteliers. To stay protected during these uncertain times, it’s crucial to find out who you’re hosting.
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