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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...