Great Wolf Resorts Names Ruben A. Rodriguez CEO

MADISON, Wis. — Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Ruben A. Rodriguez as its new CEO, effective September 22. Rodriguez will be taking the place of Kimberly K. Schaefer...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Talking Dollars and Cents at CHIC

TORONTO ― Aside from those regions affected by the decline in oil prices, hotel industry insiders are generally optimistic about the future of hotel investment in Canada....

Plans Announced for JW Marriott and The Douglas at parq Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Don Cleary, president, Marriott Hotels of Canada introduced Parq Vancouver at a luncheon hosted by the...

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” —...