A Look at the Ups and Downs of Hotel Transactions in 2012

The hotel transaction market continued its strong momentum in 2012 with $1.2 billion in sales registered for the year. This surpassed 2011’s $1.1 billion in deal volume...

Music for the Masses

Choice of music can improve guest experience and build brand loyalty By Leslie Craig Imagine walking into what was described as a “cozy and relaxing retreat” and being welcomed...

Company of the Year: Strategy of Diversification Keeps Superior Lodging on an Upward Trajectory

The video footage from May 3, 2016 is spectacular. In it, a newscaster reports against a backdrop of the raging wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. that would...

Green Key Global Marks 20 Years of Greening the Hotel Industry

Green Key Global has been evaluating and certifying properties in Canada and beyond for more than 20 years and, during that time, has established itself as a...

For Lease: the Challenges and Benefits of Third-Party Restaurants

Running a successful hotel business is a complex endeavour, which can be further complicated by the necessity of operating a food-and-beverage outlet that appeals to both guests...

Unbound Luxury: Okanagan’s Spirit Ridge Resort

There was a time when a large part of what is now south-central British Columbia was the territory of the Okanagan First Nation, but after the arrival...

Hotel Technology Roundtable

Hotelier: What are the most common challenges hoteliers are trying to solve with technology? Rich Tuckwell: Hoteliers have a huge task when it comes to managing the infrastructure...

A Trip Through Time: Recounting the Rich History of B.C.’s Hotel Scene

The Klondike Gold Rush, Prohibition and the Canadian Pacific Railway — these are just a few of the historical milestones intricately woven into the fabric of British...

The Perfect Storm: Recapping a Record-breaking Year of Transaction Volume

What has made 2016 a record-breaking year? The numbers speak for themselves: $3.8-billion in transaction volume surging through the Canadian hotel marketplace as of third quarter, fuelled...

Full Steam Ahead: Coverage of the 2018 HAC conference in Toronto

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) hosted its annual conference at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre on February 7 and 8. The...