REOPENINGS, SALES & RENOS Sept. 22, 2020

SageBlan to make Vogue Montréal Canada's first Curio Collection hotel. Fairmont Royal York reopens CLOCKWORK and more. Home2 Suites by Hilton Brantford open for business. 

Brian Flood on the recovery of Canadian hotels

TORONTO — Brian Flood, VP and practice leader for Cushman & Wakefield's Hospitality and Gaming Group, weighs in on where Canadian hotels are on the path to recovery, and the challenges they face.

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.

Designed-in-Canada Days Inn G3 Prototype

TORONTO — Days Inn Canada has released G3 prototype for new-construction. Leveraging the latest trends and owner insights, it features flexible layouts that integrate comfort and innovation to elevate the guest experience and profitability for owners, developers and investors.

Ontario resort was saved by the summer

BUCKHORN, Ont. — The spring months were difficult for Beachwood Resort as weddings and conferences cancelled due to COVID-19. But they were able to open up and salvage the summer, with a few changes in their guest profile and operating procedures.

STR Canada results week ending Aug. 29, 2020

STR data for August 23-29, 2020 showed lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry. Two provinces reached a 50 per cent occupancy level: Prince Edward Island (55.8 per cent) and British Columbia (53.5 per cent). 

Saving $250,00+ in property tax

HALIFAX — After several years of operating losses, CBRE assisted a hotel client by filing an appeal on their property tax assessment. CBRE helped facilitate a substantial reduction on behalf of the client, resulting in more than $250,000 in property tax savings.

CBRE helps hotels save property tax 

TORONTO — Although most hotel revenues and operating expenses have decreased in the current environment, property taxes...

REOPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Sept. 8, 2020

Trump Hotel Vancouver closes. Sunray takes over Owens Hospitality, Saskatchewan. St. Regis Hotel opened Sept. 1. Fall back into Ontario travel at The Drake. Naramata Inn now serving lunch. Tea in the window returns.

THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE September 8, 2020

Kristy Adams wins NISOD Award. Motel 6 USA Today’s Best Budget Brand. Sharing IHG’s social initiatives across the country.
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