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...

Modular Construction is Gaining Favour within Canada

With an assembly system vaguely resembling a game of Tetris, modular construction is anything but a puzzle to purveyors of the style. It’s a solution both builders...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...