The 2015 Investment Roundtable

Hotelier: What type of year was 2014 for hotel investment in Canada? Marc-Aurèle Mailloux-Gagnon: Most of our clients did very well in most markets in Canada, except in northeastern...

InnVest REIT is Acquired by Hong-Kong-Backed Bluesky Hotels & Resorts

There are a lot of things about Canada that leave other countries envious: The Rockies and the Great Lakes; bison burgers and craft beer; friendly folks and...

Days Inn – Canada Innovates with Modular Hotel Design

The Days Inn Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario points to a new horizon in hotel construction: shipping containers. Ladacor Ltd., a Calgary-based manufacturer of modular buildings and structures,...

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Is Reborn After Massive Restoration

The best hotels have stories upon which a legacy was built — colourful accounts of guests and events that have made their mark and helped define landmarks....

What’s in a Name?: Examining the Benefits of Brand Affiliation

For hotels in today’s competitive climate, understanding the power of branding has never been more important. At a time when hotel companies are buying each other up and...

Capital Debut: Hyatt Opens Canada’s First Andaz-branded Property in Ottawa

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is a cultural hub within the nation’s capital. Art, culture, dining, fashion and nightlife come together to create a vibrant community within one of...

The Hospitality Market Report

As a travel destination, Canada has a great deal going for it. A glowing reputation for the Canada brand; favourable exchange rates driving visitation and enhancing purchasing...

Alt Hotels Celebrates 10 Years of Affordable Chic

More than a decade ago, Christiane Germain and her brother, Jean-Yves, had four successful boutique hotels under their belts. They were looking to expand Group Germain Hotels...

2013 Hotel Regional Company of the Year: Skyline Hotels and Resorts

The genesis of Toronto-based Skyline Hotels and Resorts took root in the dusty streets of Hebron’s Old City in Israel, where teenager Gil Blutrich hunted for merchandise...

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...