How hotels can successfully reopen restaurants

Restaurant reopenings are all around us, but many businesses are not in the clear yet. With lowered capacities, limited cash flow, and consumer fears,...

David Kong: Liquidity, communication, optimism

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Developing a plan with clear priorities and objectives was the first thing BWHR did during the COVID-19 pandemic, David Kong, president...

AHLA: Should I convert my hotel to housing?

EDMONTON — It's a subject that's topical in a province that was hit by adversity long before COVID reared its ugly head. Some hotels are considering repurposing their property into affordable housing, such as seniors’ or low-income housing.

Six point self-care plan for hotel employees

The Global Business Travel Association says the return of business travel is a promising trend for next year. However, meeting this demand won't be as successful if hospitality staff don't receive the care they need.

Expedia: how technology will shape future travel

SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia Group shared its continued commitment to focus on technological innovation as a key driver in recovery and beyond at this year's annual partner conference, explore'20, held virtually December 9-10. Expedia CFO Eric Hart said travel industry players must adapt to travellers' expectations regarding flexibility, cleanliness, and communication.

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.

Broad portfolio, global footprint will help IHG recovery

IHG's Jonathan Lund believes domestic and mainstream travel will be first to recover, and that IHG's broad portfolio and global footprint will aid in the recovery.

DESIGN: Harmony Event Centre unveiled

OSHAWA, Ont. — Harmony Convention Centre anchors two Marriott hotels, a Courtyard and a TownePlace Suites. Royal Design was hired by owner Sunray Hotels to design the space so that it could host weddings, conferences, galas, trade shows and meetings.

Northland Properties opens hotels in NS and SK

VANCOUVER — Northland Properties, parent company of Sandman and Sutton Place, started the month by announcing the openings of the Sandman Signature Saskatoon South and the long-awaited Sutton Place in Halifax.

REOPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS Oct. 27, 2020

Will Schitt's Creek motel become a five-star property? Activar Lac Mégantic Microtel construction video. Choice Hotels Canada's Quality Inn Rimbey. Coast Swift Current Hotel for sale.
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