Bellstar Announces Two New Executive Appointments

CALGARY — Calgary-based hotel and resort-management company Bellstar Hotels & Resorts has appointed two new executives to its team. Michel Joncas is the new VP of Operations...

Pan Pacific Vancouver Names New Executive Chef

VANCOUVER — Geoff Carker has joined the Pan Pacific Vancouver as the hotel’s new executive chef. Carker has more than 16 years of culinary experience, with a professional...

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...

Where Credit is Due

After years of slim financing options, there is hope on the credit horizon. What a difference year makes. While sorting through the depressed 2009 investment numbers to...

New GM Named To Westin Harbour Castle

TORONTO — Edwin Frizzell is the new GM and Chief Experience Officer of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. “We’re delighted to have Edwin’s innovative...

Hoteliers Favour Memorable Pieces of Furniture

Upon entering the Easy Rider suite at the Retro Suites hotel in Chatham, Ont., guests are greeted with a 1910 Hudson motorcycle suspended from the ceiling, while...

Profiling Hotelier Corinne Lund of The James

As Operating Manager of Saskatoon’s first boutique hotel, Corinne Lund refuses to compromise. Despite landing in the hotel industry on a whim, “almost immediately I knew this...

Skyline Announces Two Additions to Sales Team

TORONTO — Skyline Hotels & Resorts today announced two new additions to their expanding sales team. Katherine Ross joined the company in September as Regional Sales...

Music for the Masses

Choice of music can improve guest experience and build brand loyalty By Leslie Craig Imagine walking into what was described as a “cozy and relaxing retreat” and being welcomed...

Hotelier – Geoff Allan

Geoff Allan is no stranger to complex real estate projects. Throughout his career, the peripatetic entrepreneur has always welcomed risk — it gets his adrenalin pumping. As...