Hotel du Vieux-Quebec Proves Running An Eco-friendly Hotel Pays Off

Quebec City’s Hôtel du Vieux-Québec (HVQ) has undergone myriad changes in the years since the 18th-century structure was originally built — from housing Augustine nuns in the...

Employee Or Contractor?

I want to hire someone to work at my property. I would like to put them on payroll as an employee, but  the individual  wants to be...

The Perfect Storm: Recapping a Record-breaking Year of Transaction Volume

What has made 2016 a record-breaking year? The numbers speak for themselves: $3.8-billion in transaction volume surging through the Canadian hotel marketplace as of third quarter, fuelled...

The New Wave of Disruptors Shaping the Hotel Industry

Canada’s hotel industry is as robust as ever, with growth in everything from property development to ADR and RevPAR. Behind the scenes, however, new technologies and emerging...

The ABCs of Green Energy

From large-scale heating system conversions to full-blown recycling programs right down to the guest soaps, the race for green supremacy in the hotel sector is running the...

25 Hotel Trends of the Past 25 Years

Hotelier magazine reflects on the 25 hotel trends that have shaped the industry over the last 25 years. 1: Labour Challenges - During the lifespan...

Connecting the Dots: The 2017 Tech Report

Technology can be found in virtually every aspect of today’s hotel operations. From self-service kiosks and in-room sensors to kitchen appliances and door locks, chains and independents...

A Look at Top Canadian Hotel Technology Trends

There's no escaping it. Technology continues to advance at an alarming rate. Several technological innovations we rely on today were once unfathomable. At first blush, Twitter sounded...

Examining Westin Ottawa’s Long-term Sustainability Plan

  When Jeff White was asked to make a keynote address about the challenges of greening a hotel at a Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) awards dinner, he...

The Unique Challenges of the Independent Hotel Segment

As the second half of 2017 approaches, mergers, acquisitions and rebranding initiatives continue to dominate Canada’s branded-hotel sector. In the midst of strong brand proliferation, however, it’s...