Standard protocols essential during pandemic

NEW YORK — Most hotels don’t have a playbook for how to pause operations or recommission properties after a partial or temporary closure. An operating platform called Alice offers ways to bring order and standardization to hotel operations. And there's a free version to help hotels cope with COVID-19.

CBRE quantifies COVID-19 challenges

TORONTO — Brian Stanford of CBRE shared the latest statistics showing Canada's position on the world stage, giving revised outlook numbers for 2020-2023, and looking at how the Canadian recovery might unfold. 


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DineSafe targets guest safety and confidence

TORONTO — To understand how to best navigate this unprecedented time and support restaurant and foodservice operators, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) has been working closely with industry leaders, government agencies, technology experts, legal advisors, and key supply partners. Together, we have developed best practices to help guide your safe and successful reopening.

Mixed use a growing part of IHG pipeline

TORONTO — Mixed-use developments such as the SAMM Developments Regal Plaza project that broke ground recently, are becoming a more common part of the IHG landscape, said Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Canada. 

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.

STR Canada results week of August 1, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 26 July through 1 August 2020 shows a continued steady rise in Canada’s hotel performance but the same significant level of year-over-year declines. On the positive side, nation-wide occupancy is now at 38.4 per cent, compared to a low of 12.0 per cent for the week of April 11, 2020; and two provinces reached occupancy of more than 40 per cent.

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...

Government support from COVID-19 to recovery

By Colleen Isherwood, Editor TORONTO — While the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) has been postponed until the fall, CHIC Digital presented the first in...

Deneen Allen founds Firecircle Online Tourism

VANCOUVER — Deneen Allen is best known in the hospitality industry as the founder and CEO of Pure North Canada, Last summer, she recognized a need among new and existing entrepreneurs in remote and rural locations to access ongoing tourism and hospitality development expertise and resources.