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...

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

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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...

Global Hotel Construction Continues to Build

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When it comes to new hotel construction, upper-midscale and upscale hotels dominate the landscape. According to Lodging Econometrics’ Q4 2015 report, three industry giants — Hilton Hotels...

Hotel Operators Are Upping Their Planet-Friendly Practices

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When Justin Keating began running Hôtel du Vieux-Québec full-time in 2008, his vision was decidedly green. The owner and general manager set out to launch various eco-friendly...

B.C.’s Hotel Zed Offers a Trip Through Time

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Travel, to the minds behind the zany and unique Hotel Zed, is about more than taking passages through geography — it’s about tripping through time. That explains...

Damaging Social Media Reviews and Lost Revenue Inspire Hotels to take Action Against Sleepless...

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Online trip advisory reviews have ushered in a harsh new business environment for hotels, motels and inns that live or die by referrals. If a guest had...

Building Momentum: Investment Roundtable

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In 2015, mergers  and acquisitions  fuelled growth in  the Canadian hotel  industry, resulting in a strong year for many of the major brands. However, midway into 2016,...

New Tools Help Franchisees Maximize Growth and Value

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Outdated offerings, tired amenities and a lack of concern for brand standards will sully any customer-service experience, especially when a guest has visited a newer or renovated...

Toronto’s Omni King Edward Hotel Primes Itself for a New Beginning

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As the oldest hotel in Toronto, the King Edward is steeped in history and tradition. Opened in 1903 at a cost of $6 million, the iconic hotel...

Robert Mercure Leads a Quebec Landmark Into a New Chapter

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Not many places rival Monte Carlo, the fabled Mediterranean port along the French Riviera where the world’s rich and famous gambol (and gamble) under bright skies and...