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...

Soft Brands are Ramping up Canadian Development

To most well-travelled guests there used to be two kinds of hotels: the reliable, standard chain, and the offbeat, quirky independent hotel. However, as the industry grows...

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...

A Look at the Continued Popularity of Canada’s Boutique-Hotel Segment

Smaller, yet storied building in a trendy neighbourhood: check. Personalized service: check. Individualized furnishings: check. Kitschy artwork: check. High-concept café: check. It’s easy to understand why guests...

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...

Segment Report: Luxury, Full-Service, Boutique and Lifestyle Segments

The lines are becoming increasingly blurred between hotel categories, with a variety of brands/concepts crossing multiple segments. This phenomena is perhaps most prevalent among the higher-tier hotels,...

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...

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...

Filling The Void: Midscale Hotels are Filling an Under-Served Guest Segment

Midscale brands appeal to developers and operators, as well as consumers, because they're adaptable and dependable, while being flexible enough to meet the technology needs of consumers. “Most...

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...