Federal Government Denies Negotiating US$90 M to Intrawest

VANCOUVER — The Canadian government has denied that it is negotiating a US$90-million pre-winter Olympics payment to Intrawest ULC, the operator of the ski resort venue, Whistler...

Holiday Inn Express to Open Quebec’s First LEED Hotel

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — The InterContinental Hotels Group’s first sustainable hotel in Canada, and the first of its type in Quebec, opened on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Saint-Hyacinthe,...

Intrawest News Flies Fast and Furious as Winter Olympics Approach

VANCOUVER — Just as the clock ticks down to the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, news emerged last Wednesday, Jan. 20, that...

Pacrim Hospitality Adds 60th Hotel

BEDFORD, N.S. — One of Canada’s largest, privately owned hotel management companies, Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., has added its 60th hotel, the 105-room Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton,...

Howard Johnson Helps Grant Wishes

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Howard Johnson Canada recently announced a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  As the Globetrotters travel...

Two New Vancouver Hotels Set to Open in January

VANCOUVER — Two new Vancouver hotels will be opening in January, just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with demand for rooms...

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary to Open in January

QUEBEC — Quebec-based boutique-hotel owner and operator, Le Groupe Germain, will be opening the 143-rooms and suites Hôtel Le Germain Calgary in January. The general manager will...

Choice Hotels Honoured for Excellence in Diversity

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - Choice Hotels International, Inc. has been recognized as the 2009 Top Franchise for Excellence in Diversity by Oliver Tree Publishing, Inc., publishers of...

Housekeeper Injuries “One of the Top Issues for 2010” — Unite Here

Of all hotel workers, housekeepers suffer the highest rate of injury, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, by John Wiley...

Choice, Expedia Reach Agreement

Choice Hotels International has signed a new three-year agreement to include its international properties on more than 80 Expedia and Hotels.com-branded websites and, later, on Hotwire.com. All...