Alex Kassatly Appointed Head of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa

MONTREAL — Alex Kassatly is the new general manager of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa, which will open its doors in downtown Ottawa this winter. The hotel will occupy...

IHG’s Avid Hotels Now Franchise-Ready in Canada

TORONTO — IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) new midscale brand, Avid Hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada. The Avid Hotels brand is designed for travellers who want...

The Travelodge Canada Brand Conference Focuses on Growth, Networking

CALGARY — The 2017 Travelodge Canada Brand Conference, brought together approximately 150 attendees for a two-day conference that focused on networking and outlining where Travelodge Canada plans...

BCHA Celebrates 100th Anniversary

VANCOUVER — Following the Western Canada Lodging Conference (Nov. 21 to 22), top industry leaders joined together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the British Columbia Hotel...

Montreal Certified as an Environmentally Sustainable Destination

MONTREAL — The city of Montreal has once again received certification from iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings...

Deb Elless Named Tourism Employee of the Year

VANCOUVER — Deb Elless — a senior Reservations agent at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for 22 years — has been named Tourism Employee of the Year. The award...

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...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up for Week Ending Nov. 25, 2017

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 Nov....

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...

Marriott Tops J.D. Power Hotel Loyalty Survey

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Marriott International's loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, edged out Hyatt Hotels Corp.'s World of Hyatt to claim the top spot on J.D. Power's 2017...