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...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 0.8 Per Cent

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — According to data from STR, the Canadian hotel industry recorded positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of September...

Canadian Hotels Honoured by 2017 World Travel Awards

LONDON, U.K. — The World Travel Awards has announced its 2017 Caribbean & North America regional winners. The World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony had...

Alt Hotels Celebrates 10th Anniversary

MONTREAL — This month, Group Germain Hotels will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Alt banner. Since the opening of Alt Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Que. in...