STR Canada results week of July 4, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 28 June through 4 July 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant...

A fireside chat with Lisa Conway, InnVest

TORONTO — The hotel industry is facing challenges and InnVest is receiving a lot of information from experts. "It changes daily, and we are adapting in compressed time frames," Lisa Conway told a Schulich Executive Education Centre "fireside chat" on May 21.

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.

Three digital destinations for Tourism Workers

By Joe Baker People have always been the core of Canada’s hospitality and tourism industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic effect...

Industry unites to fight human trafficking

TORONTO – Accor's seminar on Human Trafficking, held Jan. 16 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, emphasized the vital role hotels have to play in curbing this problem. After all, hotels are often where it all takes place.

Toronto paints the town purple… and more

Toronto paints the town purple. Blue Mountain's retro pond skim. Home Inn Express Medicine Hat welcomes front line. A new home for Centennial's food. Westin and Sutton Place Edmonton light up with valentines.

SAHIC’s virtual format goes far beyond ZOOM

SAHICs virtual Conference for the Latin American and the Caribbean hotel and tourism investment community will take place on October 5-6 from 08:00 am- 12:30 pm EST. This will be a complete online event to bring together industry leaders to discuss the present and future of the business since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kody the Canine Concierge

PEMBERTON, B.C. — Kody, the Canine Concierge at Pemberton Valley Lodge in Pemberton, B.C., had a low-key seventh birthday celebration on June 22, as this year's festivities were done online due to COVID-19. "Usually we waive our pet fees for the day, and provide treats for the canine guests and cake for the people guests," said David Mackenzie, owner and general manager of the lodge.

Stone and Borotsik join Knightstone

Knightstone Capital Management Inc. (“Knightstone”) is excited to announce the formation of the Knightstone Hotel Group (“Knightstone Hotels”). Knightstone Hotels is a strategic partnership between Knightstone Capital Management and hotel industry veteran, Bill Stone.

A look at Marriott’s hotel openings for 2021

TORONTO — Marriott plans to open two Autograph Collection hotels and the W in Toronto in 2021. The two Autographs are Humaniti Autograph Collection Montreal and The Pearle Hotel and Spa Autograph Collection in Burlington, Ont.