Days Inns Canada Launches Refreshed Website

TORONTO — Days Inns Canada has re-launched its website with a new design and expanded functionality that is intended to drive more direct bookings. ...

CRDA Annual Conference Offers Insights

TORONTO — The Canadian Resort Development Association’s (CRDA) 2012 Annual Conference kicked off yesterday with an eye-opening address from Ross Perlmutter, president and CEO of CRDA. ...

U.S. Hotels Plan to Offer Small, Tech-equipped Meeting Rooms

ARLINGTON, Va. — Hotels in the U.S. are testing small, tech-equipped meeting room spaces as an alternative to holding meetings in hotel lobbies. "Hotels...

Groupe Germain Plans Ottawa Expansion

QUEBEC — Groupe Germain, a Quebec-based boutique hotel operator, is strategizing an expansion into the Ottawa market, according to the Ottawa Business Journal. According...

Hyatt Launches “Thoughtfully-Sourced” Food Program

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the launch of its “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served” initiative for its brand that will focus on sourcing and providing food...

Drake Hotel to Open in P.E.C.

TORONTO — Drake Hotel Properties announced its first hotel outpost, Drake Devonshire Inn, will open in Wellington, Prince Edward County (P.E.C.), Ont. in early 2013. ...

Kostuch Media Garners Four Award Nominations

TORONTO — Kostuch Media Ltd. has received four nominations for this year’s Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, presented by the Canadian Business Press. The nominations...

Changes to Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program Announced

SUMMERSIDE — The Canadian government is providing incentives to tour operators, having made changes to the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP). “Canada’s...

$1-Million Reno Wraps at Halifax Four Points

HALIFAX — A million dollars later, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Halifax has a new look with renovated guestrooms and suites. With an...

Realstar Awards Top Canadian Motel 6 Properties

TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality has recently presented its 2011 Awards of Recognition to the top Motel 6 properties in Canada, recognizing excellence in hospitality. ...