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...

Canadian Developers Take Notice of Dual-branded Hotels

It may be difficult to imagine the benefits of building and operating not just one, but two entirely separate concepts on a single plot of land, but...

Catering to Millennials in the Hotel Industry

For a long time, the collective consciousness has been preoccupied with the impact of the baby boomers, but a new force is coming into focus. While not...

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...

Timeless Bathrooms and Lavish Showers Make For Happy Hotel Guests

While on a recent reconnaissance mission to sniff out design trends, Vancouver-based interior designer Sharon Bortolotto toured a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The iconic building had...

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...

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...

Hoteliers Can Profit From the Uptick In Tourism Through Smart Partnerships

After a lull that kept consumers in their hometowns out of necessity more than desire, the world’s travellers are spreading their wings once again. Canadian hotels enjoyed...

Airbnb, Starwood and Hotel-Musee Reinvent the Hotel Scene

CONCEPT Airbnb As the story famously goes, Airbnb got its start in 2008, when design-school graduates Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia began renting out air mattresses in...

Hotels Are Appealing to Guests’ Healthy Lifestyle

New-Age guru and medical doctor Deepak Chopra once wrote that “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can increase your life by...