STR Canada results week ending Nov. 14, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for Nov. 8-14, 2020 showed slightly lower occupancy from the previous week for Canada’s hotel industry.  Data for Nov. 8-14, 2020 (percentage...

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.

Standard protocols essential during pandemic

NEW YORK — Most hotels don’t have a playbook for how to pause operations or recommission properties after a partial or temporary closure. An operating platform called Alice offers ways to bring order and standardization to hotel operations. And there's a free version to help hotels cope with COVID-19.

PEOPLE update August 11, 2020

Former Fairmont CEO Bill Fatt passes away. Xavier Icardo joins Activar. Ravi Rawlani now GM at Easton's Group. Phil Hugh joins Radisson. Arjun Channa moves to USVI. Tourism HR Canada Welcomes Four New Board Members.

Hotel Equities plans to double hotels in Canada

ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities currently has 26 or 27 properties in Canada, and still plans to double that in the next two years, Joe Reardon, chief development officer told CLN.

Coalition of Hardest Hit wants CEWS extended

OTTAWA — The Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses has launched a campaign calling on the federal government to extend the CEWS program at the full 75 per cent rate for businesses facing an ongoing revenue decline of 50 per cent or higher, and extend the program until Spring/Summer 2021. The CHHB is an industry-driven group of over 40 stakeholders representing a variety of sectors including tourism, arts and culture, events and festivals, and hospitality.

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.

Naramata Inn prospers despite COVID-19

NARAMATA, B.C. — They purchased an inn and restaurant just a month before COVID struck in earnest. This was not a recipe for success, it would seem. But thanks to the efforts of the two couples who bought it, the inn has managed to thrive.
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