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.

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.

Industry x Education must address labour shortages

The shortage of talent facing Canadian hospitality and tourism has reached crisis levels in some parts of the country, and it’s not going away any time soon, writes Joe Baker of Centennial College.

Industry unites to fight human trafficking

TORONTO – Accor's seminar on Human Trafficking, held Jan. 16 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, emphasized the vital role hotels have to play in curbing this problem. After all, hotels are often where it all takes place.

Smart Serve seeks candidates for its Board

Smart Serve Ontario is a responsible alcohol beverage sales and service training program which is recognized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The Governance and Nominating Committee seeks to fill board vacancies.

Politicians unite on short-term rentals

OTTAWA — Trudeau, Scheer, Singh and Blanchet didn't agree on much during last fall's election. Yet all parties included a commitment to tax digital businesses, like Airbnb, the same way as hotels thanks to the unified voice of the hotel industry.

NEWS BRIEFS Jan. 28, 2020

Wyndham responds to Coronavirus. Destination Canada's visitor spending reports. Hilton launches 18th brand. Int'l. arrivals for Canada in October. Accor eliminates single use plastics. Ryerson scholarship honours Bill Pallett. Fogo Island retreat.

Mosaic has Southern Ontario and global influences

TORONTO — The public areas of the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites are almost unrecognizable, thanks to a $5 million renovation that includes Mosaic Kitchen, Bar and Lounge.

STR looks at Canada's 2019 hotel performance

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The overall performance of Canadian hotels was more negative than positive: occupancy was down 1.3 per cent, while ADR was up 1.2 per cent and RevPAR was almost the same as in 2018, down just 0.2 per cent.

Chemistry Consulting's changing of the guard

VICTORIA — Chemistry Consulting, the Victoria-based human resource consulting company owned and run by Frank Bourree and Christine (Stoneman) Willow for the past 14 years, has new owners.
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