From the Editor: Shades of Green

There’s an ongoing debate in the hospitality industry centered on the topic of greening. Some believe it’s no longer a question but an expectation. Others contend today’s...

Editor’s Page – Capitalizing on Canuck Style

Former Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson once said the 20th century belonged to Canada. It seems he was off by a century. After years of navel gazing...

From the Editor: Ripe for Change

The rate of change continues to impact the hotel landscape. Nowhere is this more evident than on this year's Top 50 Report (see story on p.23). Mergers...

From the Editor: End of the Innocence

Last month, just when we thought the economy was finally on the upswing, the stock markets took another huge tumble, proving the volatility and unpredictability of today’s...

Editor’s Page – Labour Watch

Not a day goes by we don’t hear about labour shortages wreaking havoc across several industry sectors, including the hospitality business. If you’re someone whose job it...

Editor’s Page – The New Normal — Again?

As we reach the mid-point of 2009, the question on the minds of most hoteliers is, “What will the remainder of the year hold?” The hotel industry...

From The Editor: Moving Forward

Last year started on a positive note, with great expectations the economy was on a fast track to recovery; but the year ended on a low note...

From the Editor: Buying and Selling

Late last year, in only a matter of weeks, the hotel landscape in Canada changed dramatically. First, Marriott International, Inc. acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....

Editor’s Page – Stimulating the Senses

How innovative is your hotel company? Does your staff provide exceptional service or do they go through the motions, content to offer the same old, same old?...

From the Editor: From the Ashes

Tragedy is unpredictable and can strike at any time. But, if and when it does, all we can hope is that we have the support networks and...