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....

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...