Coast to coast, associations work for members

Jeff Guignard of ABLE BC can't visit members as he usually does in spring and summer; he's come up with Virtual Happy Hours to help connect. Everyone is looking to Saskatchewan as the first province to loosen regulations. And on the east coast, Steve Denty of HNL ensures his members have a big voice in what the recovery will look like.

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...

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.

How hotels can successfully reopen restaurants

Restaurant reopenings are all around us, but many businesses are not in the clear yet. With lowered capacities, limited cash flow, and consumer fears,...

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.

How’s business in hotels across Canada?

An Ottawa hotelier predicts that many Ottawa hotels could remain closed. Quality Suites Laval houses mental health and palliative patients. How Edmonton hotels are hurting. Winnipeg hotels step up to the plate. Brandon property houses the homeless. Food bank in an Alberta hotel room. Saskatchewan hotels support truckers.

Hotel Financing: Owners and Lenders during COVID-19

At a time where all hotel owners are thinking of different and creative ways to deal with this crisis as well as the future, Steve Hedington and Salim Gulamani have some suggestions to assist in discussing your existing loan agreement with your lenders.

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.

STR Canada results week ending June 13

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 7-13 June 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant level of year-over-year declines.

Saskatchewan Announces $35 M for Tourism

REGINA — On Monday, August 10, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $35 million in support for Saskatchewan’s hard-hit tourism sector. Under the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program, eligible hospitality and event/attraction operators will be able to apply for a one-time, non-repayable emergency payment.