KML Celebrates Industry Excellence at 29th Annual Pinnacle Awards

TORONTO — Close to 500 guests came together Friday at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel to kick off the holiday season and fête the winners of Kostuch...

Jonathan Gushue Joins Fogo Island Inn

JOE BATT’S ARM, N.L. — Chef Jonathan Gushue is set to join the culinary team at Fogo Island Inn, in N.L., in February as the inn’s new...

Le Germain Hotel Calgary Unveils Permanent Sculpture

CALGARY — Le Germain Hotel Calgary has unveiled a new public artwork created by renowned Albertan artist Walter May. The sculpture, dubbed “The Hatstack,” will be a...

Mount Royal Hotel to Reopen in 2018

BANFF, Alta. — The Mount Royal Hotel in Banff, Alta. has announced plans to undergo a $45-million renovation process before reopening in summer 2018. The historic hotel, owned...

Condé Nast Traveler Reveals 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

NEW YORK — Condé Nast Traveler has released the winners of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, naming the top hotels and resorts in the world, as well...

Avendra to be Acquired by Aramark

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Aramark has reached a binding agreement to acquire hospitality-procurement services provider Avendra for $1.35 billion. Avendra — owned by founding shareholders Marriott International, Hyatt, Accor,...

Renaud Payette Passes Away

Renaud Payette, hotelier and former GM of the InterContinental Toronto Centre, passed away on Sept. 7, in Kyoto, Japan. Payette had been working for the Ishin Hotel...

Days Inn & Suites Installs Tesla Charging Stations

AIRDRIE, Alta. — The 93-room Days Inn & Suites – Airdrie has been selected by Tesla Motors to house two charging stations for Tesla Model-S owners staying...

Study Shows Hosts with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) released a new study demonstrating that commercial short-term-rental operators are growing exponentially — far outpacing actual home-sharing activity. Only...

Red Roof Launches Soft Brand

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Red Roof has launched The Red Collection — the company’s first soft brand — which is set to debut in 2018. The Red Collection is...