Performance Boost Predicted for Canadian Hotel Industry

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — According to a quarterly forecast report from STR and Tourism Economics, Canada’s hotel industry will report further performance growth through 2018. “Canada’s hotel industry received...

Barry Smith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO — Barry Smith, president & CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education...

Diane Wessman Joins HAC

OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has hired Diane Wessman as its new manager, Market Development and Sales for Green Key Global. Wessman boasts extensive business...

The Ritz-Carlton Takes To The Sea

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc., has entered the luxury yachting and cruise market. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime...

Marriott Celebrates Canada’s 150th With Canada Adventure Sweepstakes

TORONTO — To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Marriott International, Inc. has launched Marriott's Epic Canada Adventure Sweepstakes. Until July 24, Canadian and U.S. residents can enter to win...

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth to Re-Open July 10

MONTREAL — The largest hotel in Eastern Canada will welcome it first guests on July 10 following a year-long renovation. The 982-room Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel,...

IHG to Launch New Mid-Scale Brand

LONDON, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed plans to launch a new mid-scale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. The new...

Motel 6 Brand Opens New Kamloops Property

TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality has opened the Motel 6 – Kamloops — its third Motel 6 in British Columbia and 31st Motel 6 and Studio 6 location...

Bargaining Underway With Several Prominent B.C. Hotels

VANCOUVER — Unifor, a union representing more than 18,000 workers in Canada, is working with several hotels in downtown Vancouver and Victoria to help hospitality workers share...

Marriott Cancels 24-hour Cancellation Policy

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has announced that it will require guests to provide 48-hours’ notice to cancel a reservation, or pay the equivalent of one night’s...