Michael Sabia Tells Business Elite to Focus on Infrastructure

TORONTO — With the Canadian economy on everyone’s minds these days, the Toronto Board of Trade welcomed Michael Sabia, CEO of the Caisse de dépôt et placement...

Winners of Booking Best Awards Announced

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Booking.com team has unveiled the winners of its Booking’s Best Awards, honouring accommodations in 60 countries worldwide. “With the incredible insight gained from the...

Zita Cobb Captivates Crowd with Social Entrepreneurship Spirit

TORONTO ― Zita Cobb captivated the crowd of hospitality executives, educators and students at yesterday’s Icons & Innovators Breakfast Series at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. At...

Airbnb Profiting from “Compression Nights”

ZURICH, Switzerland — A recent UBS report claims Airbnb is making it harder for hotels to charge higher rates on what the industry calls “compression nights” —...

Hotel Franchises Named on 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

ATLANTA — Four hotel franchises claimed top-10 status in the 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking by Franchise Direct, an online platform where entrepreneurs can connect with...

New General Manager Appointed at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

TORONTO — Franck Arnold has joined The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto as the hotel’s new GM. “I am thrilled to return to North America to start a new chapter of...

Westin Harbour Castle Up For Sale

TORONTO — The Westin Harbour Castle is on the market and the iconic hotel, located on the downtown Toronto waterfront, could be the most expensive hotel ever...

Choice Hotels Canada Celebrates Top Hotels

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced the national winners of the prestigious APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) at its 8th Annual Fall Conference yesterday. Eight properties...

Starwood Launches Innovation Studio

STAMFORD, CONN. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled Starlab, an innovation studio located in Manhattan, N.Y.’s Garment District. Starlab unites the company’s digital, design and...

Courtyard Marks 1,000th Hotel Milestone

BETHESDA, Md. ― Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating its 1,000th hotel milestone. Celebrations kick off today at the grand opening of the Courtyard Agra in India. On March...