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.

Deerhurst GM on ORHMA and COVID

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhust Resort in Huntsville is confident his property will sell out on winter weekends, though that means 75 per cent occupancy due to COVID-19 safety measures. Hamilton, who is also newly-appointed chair of ORHMA, spoke to CLN on how Deerhurst has weathered the storm and how ORHMA is working to help hotels and restaurants.

DunnCap’s hotel industry debut

COLLINGWOOD, PORT ELGIN, Ont. — Dunn Capital Corporation is launching its first hotel properties, both Holiday Inn Express & Suites, in Collingwood and Port Elgin, Ont. DunnCap is a real estate development company with four decades of experience in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional real estate.

Hilton’s Tempo is ideal for the Modern Achiever

MCLEAN, Va. — Tempo by Hilton is the company's first elevated, yet approachable, lifestyle brand. CLN talked to global head of New Brand

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.

Repurposing hospitality spaces during COVID-19

CANADA — The Vancouver Convention Centre will be used as a hospital; Quebec and Ontario governments are working toward use of hotels as hospitals; and the Canadian Navy is seeking a Halifax hotel to house troops.

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...

Wyndham Garden’s Arbor prototype unveiled

LOS ANGELES — Wyndham Garden's new Arbor prototype was featured at the recent ALIS conference in Los Angeles. Danica Boyd spoke to CLN about the prototype and its suitability for Canada.

Top Hotel Renovation Trends of 2020

VANCOUVER — COVID-19 has inspired some interesting trends in hospitality, shifting the focus from pure leisure and comfort to cleanliness and sanitation. Of course, hotel guests still want to feel relaxed when they travel, but a part of that has become confidence in the safety of their hotel. Hotels will have to adapt if they want to remain competitive in this new market.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s extensive redesign

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto has recently completed an extensive redesign, reimagining luxury in its Club Level guest rooms and suites. The prestigious hotel has also updated the entrance and lounge to Spa My Blend by Clarins.