CREECO assumes full ownership of Quality Inn & Suites Val d’Or

VAL D'OR, Que. — On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Board of Compensation (BoC) and the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company (CREECO) proudly announced that...

OPENINGS SALES AND RENOS Dec. 15, 2020

An opportunity in South Bruce Peninsula. Crowne Plaza Toronto to reopen. Four Seasons Whistler opens Braidwood Tavern. Victorian Hotel gets financing from CFO. Mataj Architects projects opening and in the pipeline for 2021.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s extensive redesign

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto has recently completed an extensive redesign, reimagining luxury in its Club Level guest rooms and suites. The prestigious hotel has also updated the entrance and lounge to Spa My Blend by Clarins.

Choice to reach 100 Quality Inns early next year

TORONTO — Quality, the original Choice Hotels brand, celebrates 65 years in Canada this year. Even though its one of the senior hotel brands, it has evolved with the times and is as vibrant as ever. Choice Hotels Canada currently has 97 Quality properties, and will reach the 100 mark early next year.

Top Hotel Renovation Trends of 2020

VANCOUVER — COVID-19 has inspired some interesting trends in hospitality, shifting the focus from pure leisure and comfort to cleanliness and sanitation. Of course, hotel guests still want to feel relaxed when they travel, but a part of that has become confidence in the safety of their hotel. Hotels will have to adapt if they want to remain competitive in this new market.

OPENINGS, SALES & RENOS Nov. 24, 2020

Hazelton's new Spa by Valmont. Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished. New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Trois Rivières gets a Travelodge. Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection.

MasterBUILT: a good time to invest in hotels

CALGARY — MasterBUILT, Canadian franchisor of Microtel, is building new properties and investing in others, with the idea that these hotels are communities that had strong demand during COVID, need to get through it, and will emerge strongly at the end of the pandemic.

LE: Canada’s hotel construction pipeline slows 

PORTSMOUTH, NH — According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics, Canada’s hotel construction pipeline declined slightly at the close of Q3’20 to end the quarter at 277 projects/35,836 rooms. The construction pipeline in Canada is down 4 per cent by projects and 7 per cent by rooms, year-over-year (YOY).

OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS update Nov. 10, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham adds hotel in Sarnia, Ont. Tofino, B.C., gets a $20 million Hotel Zed. CFO finances The Bloom, a new Hilton Tapestry Collection hotel.

Westin Whistler’s stunning new lobby design

VANCOUVER — Inside Design Studio was given the task of updating the Westin Whistler lobby and public areas, and at the same time blending the changes into the existing architecture and finishes.
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