HAC Announces 2019 Board of Directors

OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada’s (HAC) board of directors has appointed Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Hotel Operations, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Canada as Chair for...

Executive Hotels & Resorts Unveils Renovated Waterpark and New Hotel

VANCOUVER — Executive Hotels & Resorts will re-open the renovated Splashdown Waterpark in Tsawwassen, B.C. this summer as The Big Splash Waterpark. Executive will also develop a...

Wall Street Journal: FRHI Hotels & Resorts Up for Sale

TORONTO — FRHI Hotels & Resorts is reportedly up for sale. According to The Wall Street Journal, a source says its Middle East-based owners, which include Saudi...

HITEC and HSMAI Conferences Draw Impressive Attendee Numbers

MINNEAPOLIS — Last week, approximately 4,800 hospitality professionals from 45 countries converged on the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 2013 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC)...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Commits to Cage-Free Eggs

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts has pledged to source 100-per-cent of its eggs from cage-free chickens across its supply chain by 2020. “Animal welfare is important...

Hilton to Raise Up to $2.37 Billion in IPO

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide Inc., which is owned by Blackstone Group LP, is expecting to raise up to $2.37 billion for its U.S. initial public offering,...

CTC Targets High-Spending Foreign Tourists

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just launched the Signature Experiences Collection program, which is designed to attract high-spending international travellers by offering unique,...

BCHF Appoints New Board Members

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. — The B.C. Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) has added two new members to its board of directors — James Iranzad and Laura Starr. Iranzad and Starr...

The Greater Toronto Hotel Association Holds Annual General Meeting

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) held its annual general meeting last week at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. An upbeat video promoting Toronto as a...

Nathan Brown Joins Fairmont Pacific Rim as Executive Chef

VANCOUVER ― Nathan Brown is back on home turf in Canada, joining Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim as executive chef. The Ontario native has arrived on Canada's West...