A Trip Through Time: Recounting the Rich History of B.C.’s Hotel Scene

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The Klondike Gold Rush, Prohibition and the Canadian Pacific Railway — these are just a few of the historical milestones intricately woven into the fabric of British...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...