London Hospitality Awards Gala: The winners are…

The annual ORHMA London Hospitality Awards Gala, held Feb. 5, raises scholarship funds for students in Fanshawe College’s hospitality program. Here are the winners, selected through a People’s Choice nominations process.

Marriott Canada sees uptick in select service deals

MISSISSAUGA — Marriott Canada opened 23 hotels in Canada in 2019, four each for Four Points, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Delta. The strongest brands in the pipeline going forward are select service hotels.

Green Revolution: Grand Villa Casino’s biogas project

BURNABY, BC—Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby, BC, is the first casino in Canada to switch to purchasing and using renewable biogas with FortisBC.

Choice Hotels International: the Power of Performance

LOS ANGELES—“I’ve got to get me one of those,” said Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International, after he opened the hotel company’s 59th annual conference by conducting the Santa Cecilia Orchestra based out of Los Angeles, as

CHIC: How Canada's skyscapes are changing

TORONTO — Investors are looking at smart ways to enter high-barrier entry markets like Toronto, Vancouver and to some degree Montreal. How do hotel companies find the right mixed-use projects?

Trifecta: Boutique bootcamp & empowerment

Formerly known as the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference, The Executive Women's Conference and Stay Boutique Awards, the three events of Stay Boutique Live Trifecta will serve to crystallize a newly coined industry, BOUTIQUE.

Wyndham launches loyalty program 
in Canada

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group announced, in mid-July, the Canadian launch of its new loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, with an integrated umbrella marketing campaign.

Hilton mandates soap recycling for three brands

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has announced that its 750 All Suites brand hotels will recycle soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need.

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

Magnuson ready for Canadian expansion

LONDON, U.K. — Tom Magnuson of Magnuson Hotels wanted to make sure the global hotel company had its brands just right before they expanded to Canada. He says they're ready now.