Supplier of the Year: Avendra Canada Demonstrates the Power of One

Avendra Canada is certainly no stranger to the hotel community, and vice versa. “The hotel industry is 95 per cent of what we do,” says Herman Schumacher,...

Hotelier of the Year: Mandy Farmer Sows Success Through Levity

When faced with a self-absorbed dandy with a handlebar mustache who ignores you from behind the front desk of a hipster hotel, there’s not much you can...

Company of the Year: Strategy of Diversification Keeps Superior Lodging on an Upward Trajectory

The video footage from May 3, 2016 is spectacular. In it, a newscaster reports against a backdrop of the raging wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. that would...

Music for the Masses

Choice of music can improve guest experience and build brand loyalty By Leslie Craig Imagine walking into what was described as a “cozy and relaxing retreat” and being welcomed...

Capital Debut: Hyatt Opens Canada’s First Andaz-branded Property in Ottawa

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is a cultural hub within the nation’s capital. Art, culture, dining, fashion and nightlife come together to create a vibrant community within one of...

Examining Hotel Supply Growth and Development Trends in Western Canada

Western Canada is more than just a land of sweeping prairies, soaring mountain ranges and ocean-carved coastlines; it’s also a land of highway-adjacent limited-service hotels, modern urban...

The Hospitality Market Report

As a travel destination, Canada has a great deal going for it. A glowing reputation for the Canada brand; favourable exchange rates driving visitation and enhancing purchasing...

Today’s Hotel Uniforms are Making Their Own Fashion Statement

Hotel uniforms have come a long way. Gone are the days of the stiff, formal front-desk suits and all-polyester housekeeping garments. Today, it’s about stylish comfort-wear, breathable...

InnVest REIT is Acquired by Hong-Kong-Backed Bluesky Hotels & Resorts

There are a lot of things about Canada that leave other countries envious: The Rockies and the Great Lakes; bison burgers and craft beer; friendly folks and...

Joining Forces: M&A Activity is Beginning to Reshape the Canadian Hotel Landscape

Canada’s Top 50 hotel companies closed out 2015 with gross sales of $19.9 billion, up 6.5 per cent from 2014. Mergers and acquisitions dominated headlines as the...