EDITORS PAGE: Change Agents

In the past decade, spurred by the advent of the Internet, consumers have been besieged by tremendous change. Not a day goes by that we aren’t reminded...

Editor’s Page: Money on the table

Despite the doom and gloom reports of recent months, better days are coming — we just have to get through the next year and ensure that business...

Editor’s Page: Planting the Seeds

Time has marched on. Suddenly, it’s a new year chockfull of resolutions and ‘must do’s’. Time has marched on. Suddenly, it’s a new year chockfull...

Editor’s Page – Passion Play

If you scratch the surface of any hotel operation, you’ll find people are its heart and soul. That’s a constant theme that surfaces in almost every discussion...

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...