NEWS BRIEFS December 15, 2020

Zonetail launches assistance for restaurants. Cornell says Montreal hotels are most sustainable. Hilton and Marriott CEOs say investors should act now. Tourism losing workers daily.

STR Canada results week ending December 5, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 29 November through 5 December 2020 showed Canada’s hotel industry with slightly lower occupancy compared to the previous...

Tracey Kalimeris: Culture drives Accor success

Culture is what drives Accor's success as a company. More than ever, culture is the glue that keeps us together. CLN asked Tracey Kalimeris, VP, talent and culture about the role of culture during a pandemic.

Downtown metrics the worst in CBRE report

TORONTO — Even though CBRE's recent report is about major markets, Brian Stanford, senior managing director and practice lead with CBRE Hotels Valuation &...

Feds offer more than rent relief

OTTAWA — Following the Hotel Association of Canada's advocacy work, what originally started as simply a rent relief program, has now evolved to cover property owners and a number of their fixed costs as well. This will significantly help the majority of our hotels and will deliver non-repayable relief to hotels in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Naramata Inn prospers despite COVID-19

NARAMATA, B.C. — They purchased an inn and restaurant just a month before COVID struck in earnest. This was not a recipe for success, it would seem. But thanks to the efforts of the two couples who bought it, the inn has managed to thrive.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Destination Employment update. Airbnb files an IPO. Positive vaccine trials boost hotel stocks. Predictions of a 2024 recovery.

Hilton promotes Great Canadian WorkSpaces

At Hilton, those looking to make it through a presentation without an interruption or simply in need of a quiet place to focus can book a WorkSpaces by Hilton room., available at special day rates at Hilton hotels across the U.S., UK, and Canada (excluding Quebec).

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...

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...