Swoop Partners with Navitaire

CALGARY — Navitaire, a provider of reservation and retailing systems for low-cost airline carriers, is partnering with Swoop, a low-cost airline backed by WestJet. Navitaire offers a full...

Chris Cahill Takes the Reins of AccorHotels Global Luxury Division

Rosanna Caira: After leaving Fairmont Hotels to go to the Sands Corporation in Las Vegas, you’re back with Fairmont Hotels, through the new ownership of AccorHotels. What...

Renaud Payette Passes Away

Renaud Payette, hotelier and former GM of the InterContinental Toronto Centre, passed away on Sept. 7, in Kyoto, Japan. Payette had been working for the Ishin Hotel...

Hotelier: John Wilson, Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, N.S.

As one of the first major hotels to open in Canada, the Westin Nova Scotian is steeped in history. Opened in 1930 as one of the original...

Designer Showcase: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Hilton Garden Inn Calgary, Alt Hotel Ottawa, Alpine...

ANDAZ OTTAWA BYWARD MARKET When Toronto-based Mason Studio began work on the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market three years ago, the team drew a lot of inspiration from the city...

Spotlight on In-Room Amenities

These days, hotel guests may not be demanding the sky, but apparently they do want fresh air — and they’re willing to pay for it. In fact,...

Why Hotels Are Taking a Closer Look at F&B Offerings

Canada’s foodservice sector is a challenging one in which to thrive, so why would a hotel want to pour resources into its F&B options when there are...

Segment Report: Luxury, Full-Service, Boutique and Lifestyle Segments

The lines are becoming increasingly blurred between hotel categories, with a variety of brands/concepts crossing multiple segments. This phenomena is perhaps most prevalent among the higher-tier hotels,...

The Tourism Report: Canada’s Tourism Industry Continues on its Upward Growth Projector

Canadian tourism enjoyed one of its best years ever in 2016, and experts say praise from esteemed sources such as Lonely Planet (number-1 on its 2017 “Best...

Oh Canada: A Trip Across The Maritimes

Atlantic Canada is a community that stands out in the Canadian landscape for many reasons. The geographical reach and population numbers may be comparatively small, but the...