Editor’s Page – Bucking the Trend

As hotel investors converge on Toronto for that annual rite of passage called the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC), a groundswell of uncertainty is cresting. With eyes...

Editor’s Page – Niche Fever

Segmentation is a term every hotelier intimately understands. Since the 1970s and 1980s, when a proliferation of brands first occurred, the industry has regularly refined and introduced...

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...

Editor’s Page – The Design of Success

Are successful companies wired differently than the rest of the pack? Do they drive innovation better than competitors? Do they face similar challenges? What makes them go...

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...

Editor’s Page – The Seven-Year Itch

Upbeat, downbeat, and everything in between; statistics often tell the story. But projections may vary as much as daily weather forecasts, which can fluctuate so significantly they...

Editor’s Page – Hidden Assets

Has there ever been a more exciting time in the hotel industry? As we present Hotelier’s annual Top 35 Hotels issue, there’s an incredible surge of activity...

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?...

Editor’s Page – Back to the Future

It’s taken the hotel industry seven years to get back to the strong industry fundamentals posted in 2000, the best year on record for Canadian properties. With...

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...