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Do Hotel Investment Opportunities in Western Canada Outshine Those in the East?
Written by Laura Pratt   
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

takeyourpickCanada’s investment landscape offers an interesting dichotomy, as it’s difficult to avoid characterizing the current and pending level of hospitality investment in the West as more thriving and promising than in the East. But there are pockets of strength and weakness scattered throughout the country, and both regions have inherent and unique challenges. So, let’s examine both sides of the coin.

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Do Your Homework Before Committing to a Hotel Purchase
Written by Rebecca Harris   
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

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Due diligence has always been essential to any hotel purchase, but the process is (or should be) far more intensive today. With tighter lending requirements and increased awareness about environmental issues, buyers need to arm themselves with more and more information before they sign on the dotted line. Four experts from different sides of the hotel sector weigh in on what investors need to know.

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Investors Are Re-thinking How They Choose Hotel Locations
Written by Laura Pratt   
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

SiteSelection_2Thanks to an overload of online reservations and loyalty programs on the hospitality scene, investing in a hotel location involves different considerations than it did a generation ago. That means a prominent spot along the edge of a busy highway isn’t the prime real estate it once was, and brand loyalty plays a big part in a consumer’s decision about which hotel to patronize. It also means hotel companies and development firms have reworked the game plan when it comes to site selection.

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Profiling Hotelier Christophe Le Chatton of the Langdon Hall Cambridge
Written by Rosanna Caira   
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

Christophe_mmChristophe Le Chatton is no stranger to change. In fact, he thrives on it. For years the charming French-born hotelier was a fixture at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts where he worked in various capacities at several of the company’s iconic properties, including Toronto’s stately Royal York. Then, a few years ago, looking to grow his potential, the hotelier made the trek from English Canada to the French capital with his young family in tow to become GM of Quebec City’s majestic Château Frontenac. To many, the feat might have proved daunting, but it didn’t faze the leader or his supportive wife, Lisa.

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