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...

Supplier of the Year: Avendra Canada Demonstrates the Power of One

Avendra Canada is certainly no stranger to the hotel community, and vice versa. “The hotel industry is 95 per cent of what we do,” says Herman Schumacher,...

Examining Hotel Supply Growth and Development Trends in Western Canada

Western Canada is more than just a land of sweeping prairies, soaring mountain ranges and ocean-carved coastlines; it’s also a land of highway-adjacent limited-service hotels, modern urban...

Keeping Guests Safe By Investing In Hotel Security

Talk to any experienced risk consultant serving the global hotel industry, and undoubtedly they’ll tell you stories that would make any manager nervous. “In...

Standing Proud: Highlighting the Top 50 Hotel Operators

While 2011 wasn’t the worst of times, it wasn’t the best of times, either. It was a kind of non-descript year — a clever student who performed...

Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites Celebrates 40 Years of Success

JJ Hilsinger admits he was flying by the seat of his pants when he first embarked on opening a hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in 1974....

A Necessary Evil: A Look at The OTAs

Are hoteliers being bitten by the OTA creature they helped create? Twenty-five years ago, Vittorio Di Re was part of a group that had...

2013 Hotel Company of the Year: SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts

When hotels do well, everyone benefits,” says Steve Giblin, president and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. At least that’s the case with the busy Vancouver-based firm,...

Secrets to Keeping Hotel Housekeepers Happy And Efficient

For many hotel guests, the housekeeper is almost invisible. The attendant goes in, the attendant comes out, and, if the job is done right, the room is...