STR results for Canada week ending May 16

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 10-16 May 2020,...

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.

FreshAir’s new hotel smoking detection system

LEBANON, N.H. — FreshAir, an industry leader in the development of sensors to detect and alert for hazardous chemicals, announces its unique and highly effective FreshAir1 Smoking Detection System. The FreshAir system is ideally suited for use in hotels, casinos, and other hospitality industry settings.

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.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of June 23, 2020

Choice Gold and Platinum Award recipients. Motel 6 Clean@6. Trump's 4K to Travel idea. Hilton CleanStay rolled out. IHG updates travel cancellation policy. Destination Indigenous Campaign.

Hotels need cash infusions and forgivable loans

TORONTO — Tony Elenis, president and CEO of the ORHMA has a laundry list of asks in order for our hospitality industry to survive, including rent relief, tax relief and forgivable loans. Here is what he'd like to see.

STR results for Canada week ending May 2, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — Showing further COVID-19 impact, the Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 26 April through 2 May 2020, according to data from STR.

Hyatt’s take on emerging from the storm

TORONTO — The company is working to reimagine the hotel experience to further enhance safety and well being among guests and colleagues and critically examine every vantage point – from pre-arrival, to guest rooms and lobbies to spas, restaurants and meetings space, bringing in the latest research, technology and innovation to make that happen.

Saving $250,00+ in property tax

HALIFAX — After several years of operating losses, CBRE assisted a hotel client by filing an appeal on their property tax assessment. CBRE helped facilitate a substantial reduction on behalf of the client, resulting in more than $250,000 in property tax savings.

Toronto paints the town purple… and more

Toronto paints the town purple. Blue Mountain's retro pond skim. Home Inn Express Medicine Hat welcomes front line. A new home for Centennial's food. Westin and Sutton Place Edmonton light up with valentines.