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.

THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE update Oct. 27, 2020

Twenty-eight Canadian Super 8s win Traveler's Choice Awards. Travelodge Canada Travelers Choice winners. Choice Hotels Canada Spirit of Hospitality winner. Coast Hotels Travelers' Choice Awards. Destination Canada’s For Glowing Hearts campaign wins. Fairmont Chateau Whistler best resort in Canada. Kostuch announces Hospitality Heroes. Three Canadian islands win Conde Nast awards.

PEOPLE update as of Oct. 27, 2020

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


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.

STR Canada results week ending Oct. 3, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2020 showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry.

Canada gets its first Radisson Blu

TORONTO — "It's got the best location in Toronto, right at the foot of the CN tower, with views of downtown and the lake. It's downtown with kind of a resort feel." So says Nathalie Lalonde, GM, when asked what's so special about the Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown.

Mixed use a growing part of IHG pipeline

TORONTO — Mixed-use developments such as the SAMM Developments Regal Plaza project that broke ground recently, are becoming a more common part of the IHG landscape, said Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Canada.