Editor’s Page – Making Sence of It

A full decade has passed since Hotelier first published the Who Owns What? poster, and during that time the hotel landscape has changed dramatically. Many hotel companies...

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...

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...

Editor’s Page – The Cool Factor

Move over celebrity chefs; hoteliers are the new celebs du jour. It’s not clear what’s fuelling the trend, but one thing’s certain — big-name stars are gravitating...

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...