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...

What’s the Outlook for Hotel Investments in Canada in 2013?

Many factors continue to align and support hotel investment activity in Canada. Sustainable operating performance, the low cost of capital, relatively steady markets and an abundance of...

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...

How New HVAC Technology Is Leading to Energy Savings in Canadian Hotels

Kristopher Wekarchuk may be a relative newcomer to the Hôtel M-Holiday Inn Express & Suites St.Hyacinthe in Quebec, but, as GM of the 94-room property, he’s quickly...

Should hotels adapt employee training and development policies to attract and retain younger employees?

How fun is your workplace?  Young people entering today’s hospitality industry expect to have fun at work. When they don’t, the brightest and best will leave; silently...

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...

Why Canada Is Struggling to Attract Visitors

Talk to any tourism stakeholder, and undoubtedly you’ll feel their frustration about what’s happening on the domestic tourism front. Is it any wonder? Canada — seen by...

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 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...

What’s Your Stance on OTAs?

In short, online travel agencies are commoditizing the hospitality industry. On the surface, they offer a lucrative channel to heighten exposure and increase bookings,...