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...

Canada’s hotel industry faces collapse

By Peter Mitham OTTAWA – Within 48 hours of the World Health Organization declaring the...

Redesign spices up a heritage hotel

By Peter Mitham VANCOUVER – A city’s oldest buildings are among its greatest assets, giving...

Cambria Hotels lays groundwork for Canada

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

Orlando offers Marriott the best of all worlds

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando has the best of both worlds. On the on hand,...

Westin Nova Scotian renos not just cosmetic

HALIFAX — Many of the $20 million in renovations underway at the historic Westin Nova Scotian aren't simply cosmetic. Some of the most important changes serve a dual purpose, like the green wall between the bar and the front desks. Others are designed to improve the efficiency of the 92-year-old property.

Radisson — new CEO, conference and Canadian winners

Radisson Hotel Group has a new CEO. Plus, a report on the Americas Business Conference, Canada night and Canadian winners.

HAC features awards, timely issues

TORONTO — Award winners strode the Red Carpet, individuals and panels presented on timely issues such as coronavirus, millennials, short-term rentals, human trafficking, technology, labour shortages, sustainability, engaging staff, travel intentions and the end of the upcycle.

Why Bayview Hotel Group went independent

COURTENAY, B.C. — Bayview Hotel Group is owned by the Smith family, William and Irma, going back to 2009, when the family acquired the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley in Courtenay, on Vancouver Island. The Courtenay property spent 10 years as a Holiday Inn Express, but at the end of the license, the family decided to go independent.

Stratford’s Parlour Inn joins Ascend

STRATFORD, Ont. – The Parlour Inn, owned by Ontario’s Vintage Hotels, has joined the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels Canada. Here's what Choice's Rob Alldred and Vintage's Bob Jackson say about it.