REOPENINGS, SALES & RENOS August 11, 2020

Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney sold SYDNEY, N.S. — CBRE Hotels & Colliers Hotels are pleased to announce the sale of the Cambridge Suites Hotel...

Days Inns Canada stresses communication, cleanliness

TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality, which has the master franchise for Days Inn by Wyndham in Canada, is doing okay, working towards coming out of...

REOPENINGS, SALES & RENOS Sept. 22, 2020

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. 

Dakota Dunes resort opens near Saskatoon

DAKOTA DUNES, Sask. — It's a project that's taken many years to come to fruition, but the four-plus-star, 155-room Dakota Dunes Resort & Casino has opened, 20 minutes south of Saskatoon on Whitecap Dakota First Nation land.

Choice to reach 100 Quality Inns early next year

TORONTO — Quality, the original Choice Hotels brand, celebrates 65 years in Canada this year. Even though its one of the senior hotel brands, it has evolved with the times and is as vibrant as ever. Choice Hotels Canada currently has 97 Quality properties, and will reach the 100 mark early next year.

Redesign spices up a heritage hotel

By Peter Mitham VANCOUVER – A city’s oldest buildings are among its greatest assets, giving it character and building continuity between past and present. Repurposing existing buildings also...

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.

How hotels can successfully reopen restaurants

Restaurant reopenings are all around us, but many businesses are not in the clear yet. With lowered capacities, limited cash flow, and consumer fears,...

David Kong: Liquidity, communication, optimism

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Developing a plan with clear priorities and objectives was the first thing BWHR did during the COVID-19 pandemic, David Kong, president...

AHLA: Should I convert my hotel to housing?

EDMONTON — It's a subject that's topical in a province that was hit by adversity long before COVID reared its ugly head. Some hotels are considering repurposing their property into affordable housing, such as seniors’ or low-income housing.
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