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.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Destination Employment update. Airbnb files an IPO. Positive vaccine trials boost hotel stocks. Predictions of a 2024 recovery.

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...

Choice Canada has 85 per cent of hotels open

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada currently has around 85 per cent of hotels open out of over 330 properties, reports Brian Leon, president. "We have a number of hotels serving as lodging for front line health care workers and others impacted by the crisis. In a few cases, hotels are being used as hospital overflow."

Electrostatic spraying considerations for hotels

Electrostatic Spray (ESS) Disinfection has been a wildly well received PR approach to delivering a safe, disinfected environment for guests for Marriott and other hotels. As the adage goes, “The devil is in the details," Jason Cheskes reports. 

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.

Hotel Financing: Owners and Lenders during COVID-19

At a time where all hotel owners are thinking of different and creative ways to deal with this crisis as well as the future, Steve Hedington and Salim Gulamani have some suggestions to assist in discussing your existing loan agreement with your lenders.

STR Canada results week ending Oct. 3, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2020 showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry.

Business continuity a critical issue for hotels

By Peter Mitham OTTAWA – Summer travellers typically kick off the summer on May 24, but in many provinces this year, public health orders will prevent...

Marriott Canada sees uptick in select service deals

MISSISSAUGA — Marriott Canada opened 23 hotels in Canada in 2019, four each for Four Points, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Delta. The strongest brands in the pipeline going forward are select service hotels.