Aloft Hotels Announces Its Latest Innovation: Voice-activated Rooms

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STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Wordwide Inc. has unveiled Voice-activated Rooms at Aloft Hotels, which utilize the “Hey Siri” built-in technology of Apple’s latest iOS...

Hospitality Heroes: Accent Inns

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When the COVID-19 pandemic created myriad challenges beyond operators’ control, Accent Inns — a Victoria-based company that operates Accent Inns and Hotel Zed brands throughout B.C. —...

Why Design-driven Hotels are Attracting Attention

Today’s hotels are more design-driven than ever before, thanks in part to the influence of millennial guests. In the past, the difference between three- and five-star hotels...

The HAC Announces the 2013 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Recipients

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OTTAWA – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Hall ofFame Awards of Excellence winners. The Hall of...

ICE Proves Hot Feature At Fairmont Pacific Rim

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Luxury Canadian hotel, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, added state-of-the-art in-room technology from Intelity in July with the aim of adding a modern touch to...

Operators Are Reinventing Lobbies as Social Spaces

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Lobbies were once designed as functional enclaves where little happened beyond check-ins, checkouts and the occasional ad hoc gathering en route to another destination. “For many years,...

Renaud Payette Passes Away

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Renaud Payette, hotelier and former GM of the InterContinental Toronto Centre, passed away on Sept. 7, in Kyoto, Japan. Payette had been working for the Ishin Hotel...

Editor’s Page – Passion Play

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If you scratch the surface of any hotel operation, you’ll find people are its heart and soul. That’s a constant theme that surfaces in almost every discussion...

From the Editor: All About the Numbers

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As any hotelier knows, metrics are an important tool to measure success.  Sure, the hotel industry is all about people, whether we’re talking about  hotel guests or...

Profiling Hotelier David Smythe of Ottawa’s Lord Elgin Hotel

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When David Smythe dropped out of high school to find a job, his father wasn’t thrilled. But two years later, noting a passion for the food and...