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Top Hotel Brands Are Delivering Five-star Social-media Experiences
Written by Rebecca Harris   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:52

hiltonsuggestWhen it comes to social media, hotels have a built-in edge: their offerings are highly visual, and they’re all about the one-to-one touch. What other types of companies can post enticing pictures of guests drinking Champagne poolside, while mining real-time data to find out when a potential customer will be visiting the area?

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The Top 50 Report: Why Wyndham, SilverBirch and Choice Shone Brightly in 2013
Written by Laura Pratt   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:34

super8Ask Investors, analysts and industry pundits to characterize the past year, and many will tell a similarstory: 2013 was a good year for hotel investments.But, pose the same question to hotel operators, and they will tell a slightly different tale. As always challenges abounded, but the top performers persevered, developing, renovating and creating better operating systems that contributed to gross sales of $17.9 billion on Hotelier’s Top 50 Report, up from $16.9 billion last year. Standout companies included Parsippany, N.J.-based Wyndham Hotel Group, Vancouver-based SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts as well as Mississauga,Ont.-based Choice Hotels Canada Inc., which realized strong year-over-year growth.

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From The Editor: Time For Action
Written by Rosanna Caira   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:45

Rosanna-150x150As Canadians prime for the lazy days of summer, many look forward to slowing down and taking life easier. For some that means long weekends at the cottage; for others, it's time to take flight to exotic locations for a vacation interlude a time to re-energize and recover from today's hectic pace.

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From The Editor: Walking The Green Mile
Written by Rosanna Caira   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

Rosanna-150x150Given the context of our increasingly hectic and demanding lives, sometimes it’s hard to see change. But when we take pause and remember how things used to be, it’s clear change is more pervasive than we realize. For example, 20 years ago, with the exception of one or two huge hotel companies, few hotels focused on greening. Today, concern for the environment is no longer considered a passing novelty or a topic for “tree huggers,” instead it’s increasingly becoming part of a business’ operating environment (see story, p.13).

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