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...

Susie Grynol: Hanging on until June

OTTAWA — Hotel Association of Canada president and CEO Susie Grynol talked about the unique challenges faced by the Canadian hotel industry in an interview with No Vacancy News host Glenn Haussmann at the Best Western Virtual Convention on Oct. 28.

Deerhurst GM on ORHMA and COVID

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhust Resort in Huntsville is confident his property will sell out on winter weekends, though that means 75 per cent occupancy due to COVID-19 safety measures. Hamilton, who is also newly-appointed chair of ORHMA, spoke to CLN on how Deerhurst has weathered the storm and how ORHMA is working to help hotels and restaurants.

NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 10, 2020

Tourism HR Canada predicts a long road to recovery. IHG looks to entertainment and sports groups. Marriott enters the Work Anywhere market. PEI faces tough times. Regina council passes Airbnb regs. Indigenous tourism to grab more market share.

STR Canada results for week ending Oct. 31, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—STR data for October 25-31l, 2020 showed slightly lower occupancy from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry.

ORHMA praises Ontario provincial budget

TORONTO — The Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association praised the Ontario government for positively impacting property tax, hydro cost relief, raising the threshold...

AHLA: Using hotels to address homelessness

EDMONTON — Edmonton and Calgary are considering the use of distressed hotels to address the issue of homelessness. The Government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) would support...

Major hotel leaders address SAHIC 2020

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Laurent de Kousemaeker of Marriott, Patrick Mendes of Accor and Joel Eisemann from IHG spoke on Weathering the Storm at SAHIC 2020, held virtually Oct. 5 and 6. David Tarr of Hyatt, Ted Middleton of Hilton and Frances Gonzalez of Radisson also weighed in.

RLHC extended stay brand good for Canada

HALIFAX — The new RLH Corporation extended stay brand unveiled at their conference recently has potential in Canada, according to Kris Crundwell, AVP franchise development, Canada.

STR Canada results for Q3 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry saw higher performance from the previous quarter, but at overall low levels. The absolute occupancy level was the lowest for any third quarter in STR’s Canada database, but was more than double the level from Q2 2020.
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