Good news stories amid the pandemic

CANADA — Hotels have their windows lit up to form the shape of hearts. Easton's Group has started Project Kindness by delivering excess food from hotels to those in need. And both Accent Inns and Amexon are among the hotels offering free rooms to emergency and health care personnel.

Introducing the Canadian Hotel Advisor Collective

OTTAWA — The Canadian Hotel Advisor Collective has been formed to filter, funnel and direct timely, useful information as a response to the impact of COVID-19 on our industry. CHAC was jointly formed by leading Canadian hotel law firms, real estate, investment and financing companies, and supported by Big Picture Conferences.

STR results for Canada week ending Mar. 26

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The latest STR statistics for Canada paint a picture that becomes more dire as the...

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.