Soft Brands Resonate With Choosy Travellers Looking for Unique Experiences

Last month, a group of ladies enjoyed afternoon tea inside the Palm Court at Chicago’s iconic Drake Hotel. Billowy white drapes flowed from the pillars and a...

How Management Companies Bring Value to Hotels

Over the past year, increased concerns about the fundamentals of the Canadian economy and the depressed energy sector have plagued hoteliers and investors alike, translating to cost-cutting...

Fresh Crop: Introducing The Latest Wave of Innovative Hotel Concepts

Change and innovation are, perhaps, the only constant we can rely upon, which has resulted in a seemingly endless search for the “next big thing.” However, as...

How Designers are Creating Unique Hotel Experiences

As the hotel industry continues to reshape itself to better align with the habits and expectations of digital-native consumers, hotel design continues to evolve — becoming an...

Hotel Spas Are Focused on Mind-body Renewal

  As California-based Airbnb continues to threaten the hospitality industry throughout Canada and the U.S., hotels can differentiate themselves with irresistible amenities at spas, which cater to a...

Dull Hotel Restaurants Are Out, Chef-Driven Dining Is In

Picture it. A massive dining room with rows of banquet tables, each one identical to the next  — a sea of white tablecloths before you, ornate chandeliers...

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...

Hoteliers Are Helping the Environment and Their Bottom Line

In March, self-described tree-hugger Virginia Trelenberg unveiled a program at her hotel, which was designed to create better environmental efficiencies. Trelenberg thought that introducing 96-gallon plastic recycling...

Hospitality Executives Dissect the Latest Tech Trends

The future of hotel technology is in your hands — or your pocket, judging by Hotelier magazine’s recent panel discussion, which invited hospitality executives to weigh in...

Guestrooms Featuring Minimalist Design and Futuristic Flourish Cater to the Modern Traveller

Watch any movie from the '80s and it's easy to see how guestroom decor has evolved  oversized decorative headboards glimmering in gold or silver finishes, abstract pastel...