PEOPLE update as of June 23, 2020

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Trump Hotel Vancouver closes. Sunray takes over Owens Hospitality, Saskatchewan. St. Regis Hotel opened Sept. 1. Fall back into Ontario travel at The Drake. Naramata Inn now serving lunch. Tea in the window returns.

Hyatt Canada adds Jeff Waters to its team

TORONTO — Five years ago, Hyatt started building its Canadian development team by hiring Scott Richer. Last year, they added Chrissy Dizon. Now Jeff Waters is joining as regional VP of operations and and sales for Canada and Northeast Region.

Government support from COVID-19 to recovery

By Colleen Isherwood, Editor TORONTO — While the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) has...

Financial support, saving the summer among HAC priorities

OTTAWA — No one thought the pandemic would last this long, but now the hotel industry realizes that group business and mass conferences will not be taking place in the near future. "That makes leisure and tourist traffic really important this summer," HAC's Susie Grynol told CLN.

Wyndham Americas president on Canadian recovery

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Scott LePage, Wyndham's brand new president, Americas, reports on how Canadian hotels are faring during the current pandemic. Wyndham Hotel Group has more than 500 properties in Canada including the Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Microtel and Ramada brands.

Five new openings part of Hyatt’s growth curve

TORONTO — Hyatt is on a growth trajectory with recent openings of the Hyatt Place Kelowna and Hyatt House Winnipeg. The Hyatt Place Prince George, the first modular-built Hyatt Place, has opened as well. The Hyatt House Moncton will be opening later this week.

Cambria Hotels lays groundwork for Canada

By Peter Mitham TORONTO – Canada is in line for the next wave of expansion...

DineSafe targets guest safety and confidence

TORONTO — To understand how to best navigate this unprecedented time and support restaurant and foodservice operators, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) has been working closely with industry leaders, government agencies, technology experts, legal advisors, and key supply partners. Together, we have developed best practices to help guide your safe and successful reopening.

STR Canada results week of August 1, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 26 July through 1 August 2020 shows a continued steady rise in Canada’s hotel performance but the same significant level of year-over-year declines. On the positive side, nation-wide occupancy is now at 38.4 per cent, compared to a low of 12.0 per cent for the week of April 11, 2020; and two provinces reached occupancy of more than 40 per cent.