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.

NEWS BRIEFS December 15, 2020

Zonetail launches assistance for restaurants. Cornell says Montreal hotels are most sustainable. Hilton and Marriott CEOs say investors should act now. Tourism losing workers daily.

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.

STR Canada results week ending December 5, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 29 November through 5 December 2020 showed Canada’s hotel industry with slightly lower occupancy compared to the previous...

Tracey Kalimeris: Culture drives Accor success

Culture is what drives Accor's success as a company. More than ever, culture is the glue that keeps us together. CLN asked Tracey Kalimeris, VP, talent and culture about the role of culture during a pandemic.

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.