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. 

STR Canada results for week ending Sept. 12

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for September 6 to 12, 2020, showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry. Year-over-year declines, while...

Coalition of Hardest Hit wants CEWS extended

OTTAWA — The Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses has launched a campaign calling on the federal government to extend the CEWS program at the full 75 per cent rate for businesses facing an ongoing revenue decline of 50 per cent or higher, and extend the program until Spring/Summer 2021. The CHHB is an industry-driven group of over 40 stakeholders representing a variety of sectors including tourism, arts and culture, events and festivals, and hospitality.

Stone and Borotsik join Knightstone

Knightstone Capital Management Inc. (“Knightstone”) is excited to announce the formation of the Knightstone Hotel Group (“Knightstone Hotels”). Knightstone Hotels is a strategic partnership between Knightstone Capital Management and hotel industry veteran, Bill Stone.

STR Canada results week ending Aug. 29, 2020

STR data for August 23-29, 2020 showed lower performance from prior weeks for Canada’s hotel industry. Two provinces reached a 50 per cent occupancy level: Prince Edward Island (55.8 per cent) and British Columbia (53.5 per cent). 

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.

CBRE helps hotels save property tax 

TORONTO — Although most hotel revenues and operating expenses have decreased in the current environment, property taxes will likely continue to increase. Hotel owners...

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.

Choice Hotels Canada “Nudges” its employees

TORONTO — When Choice Hotels Canada wanted reach and engage with front-line workers to communicate its Commitment to Clean program, they used an app developed by Toronto-based Nudge Rewards. 

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.
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