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...

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...

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...

Today’s Hotel Uniforms are Making Their Own Fashion Statement

Hotel uniforms have come a long way. Gone are the days of the stiff, formal front-desk suits and all-polyester housekeeping garments. Today, it’s about stylish comfort-wear, breathable...

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...

Joining Forces: M&A Activity is Beginning to Reshape the Canadian Hotel Landscape

Canada’s Top 50 hotel companies closed out 2015 with gross sales of $19.9 billion, up 6.5 per cent from 2014. Mergers and acquisitions dominated headlines as the...

Global Hotel Construction Continues to Build

When it comes to new hotel construction, upper-midscale and upscale hotels dominate the landscape. According to Lodging Econometrics’ Q4 2015 report, three industry giants — Hilton Hotels...

Hotel Operators Are Upping Their Planet-Friendly Practices

When Justin Keating began running Hôtel du Vieux-Québec full-time in 2008, his vision was decidedly green. The owner and general manager set out to launch various eco-friendly...

B.C.’s Hotel Zed Offers a Trip Through Time

Travel, to the minds behind the zany and unique Hotel Zed, is about more than taking passages through geography — it’s about tripping through time. That explains...

Damaging Social Media Reviews and Lost Revenue Inspire Hotels to take Action Against Sleepless...

Online trip advisory reviews have ushered in a harsh new business environment for hotels, motels and inns that live or die by referrals. If a guest had...