OPENINGS, SALES & RENOS Nov. 24, 2020

Hazelton's new Spa by Valmont. Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished. New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Trois Rivières gets a Travelodge. Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection.

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...

MasterBUILT: a good time to invest in hotels

CALGARY — MasterBUILT, Canadian franchisor of Microtel, is building new properties and investing in others, with the idea that these hotels are communities that had strong demand during COVID, need to get through it, and will emerge strongly at the end of the pandemic.

Manitoba’s COVID report shows devastating loss

WINNIPEG — The return of increased restrictions has now created conditions similar to March/April 2020. With high fixed costs and debt obligations, many hotels...

Three digital destinations for Tourism Workers

By Joe Baker People have always been the core of Canada’s hospitality and tourism industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic effect...

COMING EVENTS update Dec. 15, 2020

Nov./Dec., 2020: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada, is hosting its National LGBT+ Tourism Project starting with the digital Navigating...

THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE update Nov. 24, 2020

Colleen Kendall wins Choice Leader of the Year at APEX awards. Readers Choice hotel winners. Philip Mondor wins Ryerson HTM award. First Bill Pallett Memorial Award. Fogo Island Inn Shed an architectural winner. Hilton recognized for sustainability. Inn at Laurel Point is B.C.'s first carbon neutral hotel.

PEOPLE Update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Changes at BUM Commercial Furniture. Lesley Brown new president of CAPS. Michelle Dias adds position at Seneca College. Husband and wife team join Tofino Resort + Marina's 1909 Kitchen.

Isherwoods retiring and CLN up for sale

TORONTO — Colleen and Steve Isherwood are ready to retire, but they are actively seeking a buyer for Canadian Lodging News, and have had some interest. "Canadian Lodging News isn’t the sort of publication people file away to read when they have time. People open it immediately," said Colleen Isherwood. "My strong desire is to see it continue." 

Susie Grynol: Hanging on until June

OTTAWA — Hotel Association of Canada president and CEO Susie Grynol talked about the unique challenges faced by the Canadian hotel industry in an interview with No Vacancy News host Glenn Haussmann at the Best Western Virtual Convention on Oct. 28.
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