Pacrim Hospitality Adds 60th Hotel

BEDFORD, N.S. — One of Canada’s largest, privately owned hotel management companies, Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., has added its 60th hotel, the 105-room Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton,...

Howard Johnson Helps Grant Wishes

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Howard Johnson Canada recently announced a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  As the Globetrotters travel...

Two New Vancouver Hotels Set to Open in January

VANCOUVER — Two new Vancouver hotels will be opening in January, just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with demand for rooms...

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary to Open in January

QUEBEC — Quebec-based boutique-hotel owner and operator, Le Groupe Germain, will be opening the 143-rooms and suites Hôtel Le Germain Calgary in January. The general manager will...

Choice Hotels Honoured for Excellence in Diversity

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - Choice Hotels International, Inc. has been recognized as the 2009 Top Franchise for Excellence in Diversity by Oliver Tree Publishing, Inc., publishers of...

Housekeeper Injuries “One of the Top Issues for 2010” — Unite Here

Of all hotel workers, housekeepers suffer the highest rate of injury, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, by John Wiley...

Choice, Expedia Reach Agreement

Choice Hotels International has signed a new three-year agreement to include its international properties on more than 80 Expedia and Hotels.com-branded websites and, later, on Hotwire.com. All...

Canadian Duo Raising €500-Million Hotel Buyout Fund

Canadians David Mongeau, 53, and Piers Talalla, 45, are predicting the bottoming out of the European luxury hotel market. The duo has launched a new €500-million hotel...

Questions Raised About Exhibition Place, Toronto, Hotel Project Award

Questions have arisen regarding a possible conflict of interest in the awarding of a Toronto, ON contract for a 26-storey, 320-room, $100-million boutique hotel, to be built...

Hotel Mandatory Dining Hours Eliminated in Manitoba

Manitoba’s elimination of mandatory dining room hours will help small hotels by providing a solution to a nagging problem. Effective October 17, MLCC (Manitoba Liquor Control Commission)...