Luxury-segment Hoteliers Sell an Experience

  At a certain boutique hotel in Toronto, each room is artfully designed with mid-century modern furnishings set against a brick wall, the bathroom is stocked with artisanal...

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...

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...

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 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...

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....

Select-service Hotels are Leading the Pack

  Select-service hotels may not have a swanky spa on premises or a restaurant commandeered by a big-name chef, but what they do have is a steady stream...

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...

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...