Best Western Kelowna and Wicked Wine Tours

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites is proud to be the new home to Wicked Wine Tours. The partnership will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for guests looking to visit the Okanagan’s wine country at preferred rates for hotel guests

NEWS BRIEFS update Feb. 25, 2020

Accor year-end results. Record year for Canadian tourism. JourneySafe for Super 8. Fairmont Pacific Rim celebrates 10 years. How hotels can compete against OTAs. Wyndham in growth mode in spite of headwinds.

Hilton's Tempo is ideal for the Modern Achiever

MCLEAN, Va. — Tempo by Hilton is the company's first elevated, yet approachable, lifestyle brand. CLN talked to global head of New Brand Development Phil Cordell about this brand and its suitability for Canada.

Hyatt House, Hyatt Place dominate Hyatt pipeline

TORONTO — Hyatt has eight open hotels and 24 under development in Canada, including 14 Hyatt Place and six Hyatt House properties. Hyatt is committed to mindful growth, expanding in markets that matter most to guests.

COVID-19: The Canadian picture

VANCOUVER — Greg Klassen worked as senior VP marketing strategy and communications at CTC (the predecessor to Destination Canada) during SARS. Here are his thoughts on what Canada can learn from our experiences in 2003.

Hyatt Canada adds Jeff Waters to its team

TORONTO — Five years ago, Hyatt started building its Canadian development team by hiring Scott Richer. Last year, they added Chrissy Dizon. Now Jeff Waters is joining as regional VP of operations and and sales for Canada and Northeast Region.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Feb. 11, 2020

Canadian hotel construction pipeline soars to all-time high. CHF Benefit Gala to be held Feb. 29. Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Conference announces keynote. Coast Hotels recognizes excellence at annual conference.

Saskatchewan and Ontario fight human trafficking

SASKATOON, TORONTO — While Jim Bence of the SHHA has made headlines with his efforts to advance hoteliers' knowledge of human trafficking, Tony Elenis of ORHMA and other stakeholders met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the issue.


Travelodge openings. CBRE sells Toronto Don Valley for $102 million. Hotel Arts poolside now year round. Hotel de Glace celebrates 20 years. New hotel next to Vancouver General. Quality Inn Centre-Ville Montreal. The worlds largest Fairfield.

Record number of Days Inns Chairman's Award winners

TORONTO – Realstar Hospitality recently announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award for 2019. The award recognizes a select group of Days Inns and Hotels across the country that meet the highest level of quality and guest service.