Energy Management Makes Good Business Sense for Hotel Operators

According to Natural Resources Canada, electricity makes up 55 per cent of a typical hotel or motel’s energy use, with natural gas accounting for the...

Hotels are Evolving their F&B Offerings

Food-and-beverage operations have long been a challenging line item in budgets. Margins are thin, staffing a challenge at the best of times and guests have...

Industry Players are Taking Action in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

At any given time, some 40-million humans are being exploited for profit by their fellow humans. Human trafficking is the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing criminal...

Housekeeping and Laundry are Still the Heartbeat of the Hotel

“I am finishing my 45th year in the business and the group of people I have the most respect for is housekeepers,” declares Philippe...

High Times: Impact of Cannabis Legalization Remains Hazy

On October 17, 2018, the day Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana came into effect, many hotels were still hazy about any policy regarding cannabis-consuming guests. The Cannabis...

Loyal Following: Examining How Hotels are Retooling Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs aren’t just about rewarding customers: for companies, they deliver rich rewards to the bottom line. In fact, consumers spend 37-per-cent more with brands when they...

Hotels’ Sales-And-Marketing Efforts Continue to be a Moving Target

A hotel’s director of Sales and Marketing traditionally toted around a treasured list of accounts — a Holy Grail of names to be cultivated and vigorously maintained...

Destination Wellness: a Look at the Latest in Hotel Gym and Spa Services

For most travellers, the effects of globalization are clear: destinations feature the same stories and the same items that can be found at home. But, travellers want...

Examining Trends in Hotel Laundry and Housekeeping

Behind the comforts, perks and amenities of any hotel lies a well-oiled machine that keeps sheets crisp and clean, bathrooms sparkling, rooms functional, staff safe and the...

Top Trends in Spa-and-Wellness Services

These days, most people don’t want to be separated from their mobile devices for even a moment. A rare exception is when they’re relaxing at the spa....