Editor’s Page – The Summer of Discontent

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year the hotel industry was sailing through a summer full of optimism. Sales were strong, people were...

From the Editor: Mise En Place

The moment has arrived. Toronto’s hotel industry has been abuzz in recent years as the city prepared to welcome four new luxury hotels to its landscape. Last...

From the Editor: Loonie Times

What a difference a year makes. For much of 2015, and stretching back several years, Western Canada was the darling of the Canadian economy, enjoying a flurry...

Editor’s Page – Twists and Turns

Unrelenting: that was the word used by one industry broker earlier this year in describing hotel activity in 2007. Indeed, over the past year several huge mergers...

From the Editor: All About Rates

Speak to any hotelier and the issue that consistently surfaces is the challenge of moving rates to the level they need to be. Whether we’re speaking about...

From the Editor: Taking Centre Stage

As a nation, we’re not always comfortable being in the spotlight. Sure, we’re fiercely proud of our achievements when it comes to hockey, a game in which...

Editor’s Page: The Power of One

These are heady days to be a hotelier. With occupancy rates, room rates and other key operating fundamentals strong, operators are in a buoyant mood. But, as...

Editor’s Page – Business as Usual

Are we nearing the end of the cycle? Will bust follow boom? What does 2009 have in store for Canada’s hotel industry? These are a few of...

From the Editor: Back to Business

This month, as the lazy days of summer give way to the cool autumn breeze, there’s more than a change of temperature, there’s also an air of...

Editor’s Page – Speaking to the World

Last month the eyes of the world were glued on China as the Summer Olympics unfolded in Beijing. Like each one before it, the global sports fest...