CBC News: Vacant St. Charles Hotel Still Not Up to Code

WINNIPEG — The St. Charles Hotel in Winnipeg’s exchange district has been vacant since 2008, but its owner, Ken Zaifman, who reportedly aims to convert the heritage...

Casino Rama Resort Turns 20

RAMA, Ont. — Casino Rama Resort is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with a variety of events and giveaways. The resort’s history began in the early 1990’s,...

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,...

Raffles Hotels & Resorts To Welcome New President

SINGAPORE — Peter French will be the new president of Raffles Hotels & Resorts when John Johnston retires in January. “Peter is a seasoned...

Holiday Inn Express in Kamloops, B.C. Has Been Sold

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Holiday Inn Express hotel, located at 1550 Versatile Dr., in Kamloops, B.C., was sold on behalf of Halifax’s Holloway Lodging Corporation for $8.9...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Hits 73.9 Per Cent

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of October 15 to 21, according to...

Hilton Launches Major Expansion of Industry’s Largest Soap Recycling Program

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has announced that all 750 properties across its all-suite brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related...

Vail Resorts Announces Acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Vail Resorts, Inc. and Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc. have entered into a strategic business merger. Under the transaction, Vail Resorts will acquire 100 per cent...

Hilton Opens First Tru by Hilton Hotel

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has opened its first-ever Tru by Hilton hotel. The 86-room Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport also represents the company’s 5,000th hotel. “For...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Caps 2015 with 105 New Hotels

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts experienced rapid expansion in 2015, with the addition of 105 hotels and 220 new signed hotel management and franchise agreements,...