Perfectly Placed

Modern hotel design goes beyond repeating cookie-cutter styles from one locale to anotherThe old axiom, “Location, location, location,” has taken on new importance in the modern era...

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...

Room for Hire

There are more B&Bs than ever — but is anyone making money?Up against sleek, über-modern boutique hotels and luxurious mega-chain properties, one might assume bed and breakfasts...

Hotelier – Geoff Allan

Geoff Allan is no stranger to complex real estate projects. Throughout his career, the peripatetic entrepreneur has always welcomed risk — it gets his adrenalin pumping. As...

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...

Managing in Bumpy Times

Hoteliers across the nation are adopting a hope-for-the-best, prepare-for-the-worst attitudeFrom ADR to RevPAR to occupancy, most metrics used to measure hotel performance in Canada have been strong...

Just the Facts

Despite an impending slowdown, 2007 was a record year for hotel investment in CanadaWhen attempting to describe Canadian hotel investment activity during 2007, there are a few...

The Middle Path

Mid-scale properties find common ground catering to a variety of travellersLike every industry, hospitality has its share of confusing acronyms and oblique terminology, but defining the mid-scale...

Hotelier – Indu Brar

Indu Brar landed in the hotel business by happenstance, but a month into her job working the hotel’s switchboard she was already hooked on the possibilities of...

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...