How Canada’s Luxury Niche is Thriving on Personal Connections

Charles Khabouth spends 75 to 100 hotel nights a year all over the world “and I see different definitions of luxury. We can all talk about the...

Designer Experience: How Designers are Creating Unique Experiences

As the hotel industry continues to reshape itself to better align with the habits and expectations of digital-native consumers, hotel design continues to evolve — becoming an...

The 2018 Design Awards — Winner Profiles

50-200 Rooms Restaurant/Bar Design STUDIO MUNGE - AKIRA BACK AT BISHA HOTEL, TORONTO By Danielle Schalk Design Highlights: Diners enter the second-floor restaurant via an immersive sculptural staircase with custom...

Defining Modern Luxury Hotels

A trend in hospitality I’m not very fond of is the overuse of the word ‘luxury’. The abuse of this word only means that customers will inevitably...

Wrap up of the Avendra Supplier Show in Toronto

The Avendra Supplier Show recently took place in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel. The eighth-annual edition of the vendor marketplace featured a total of 175 suppliers,...

Editor’s Page: Dollar Dynamics

Canada’s low dollar typically bodes well for our economy. But as challenges continue to mount and trade wars escalate, it’s clear myriad factors come into play in...

Why Hoteliers Need to Redefine What Drives Success

Hotel performance across Canada is on a roll, continuing to surpass expectations. In 2017, national occupancy advanced two points to 66 per cent, ADR was up 4.8...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 0.7

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of August 19 to 25, according to...

Amadeus to Acquire TravelClick

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Amadeus has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, for US$1.52 billion. TravelClick, which is headquartered in New York City,...

Four Seasons Resort Whistler Names New GM

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ali Mohammed is the new general manager at Four Seasons Resort Whistler, replacing Joerg Rodig. Mohammed boasts 20 years with Four Seasons. He began his...