Shining the Spotlight on Canada’s Limited-service, Mid-scale and Extended-stay Segments

Canada’s hotel industry offers something for everyone — whether it’s a mid-management business traveller looking for an inexpensive, clean room with a reliable internet connection, or a...

Extended-stay Hotels Offer Guests a Home Away From Home

Remember Richard Gere in Pretty Woman — the decadent playboy who lived in luxurious hotels and traded personal stories with the hotel manager and concierge? Back then,...

Why the Mid-scale Hotel Market Continues to Thrive

The worlds of hospitality and industry have always been intertwined. So when the oil crisis hit Alberta this year, the province’s occupancy rates also plummeted. “Corporate travel...

Why the Cost-effective Select-service Model Continues to Gain Popularity

The room isn’t large, but the furnishings are stylish and the bed comfortable with good quality linens. The petite bathroom features a high-end shower and plush towels....

Boutique Hotels Gaining Popularity

What, exactly, is a ‘boutique hotel’? Most people conjure up a certain image in their heads when they hear the term and, undoubtedly, there are characteristics that...

Independent Hotels Share Strategies to Increase Market Share

As anyone in the industry can attest to, there’s a relentless barrage of brands on the hotel landscape these days, and the trend shows no sign of...

The Low Dollar is Driving Tourism to the Canadian Resort-and-Lodge Sector

Whatever the competitive landscape, resorts and lodges continue to hold their own as a go-to option for corporate and group events, as well as coveted retreats for...

Lifestyle Hotels are Making Waves in the Marketplace

A new day in hospitality has arrived, one where big league players such as Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott are using words such as “artisanal” to describe their...

The Mid-scale Segment is Thriving

Unlike the budget and luxury sectors, mid-scale properties cast a large net to capture a wider guest demographic. According to PKF Consulting Inc., a CBRE Company, the...

The Extended-stay Segment is Gaining Momentum in Canada

The extended-stay segment is gaining momentum in Canada, as a growing number of professionals and families seek the comforts of home on their travels. In-suite kitchens, free...