Editor’s Page – Passion Play

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...

Hugh Sibbald

When you’re at the helm of a hotel property that’s been in your family’s control since 1880, it’s a responsibility you don’t take lightly. But for Hugh...

Editor’s Page – Making Sence of It

A full decade has passed since Hotelier first published the Who Owns What? poster, and during that time the hotel landscape has changed dramatically. Many hotel companies...

Editor’s Page – Speaking to the World

Last month the eyes of the world were glued on China as the Summer Olympics unfolded in Beijing. Like each one before it, the global sports fest...

Hotelier – Michel Douville

The Four Points by Sheraton Lévis Convention Centre, Quebec City These are heady days for Quebec hoteliers. As Canada’s French capital celebrates its momentous 400th anniversary, the...

Key Players

Hotels — once considered risky assets — are attracting scads of private equityA growing labour shortage, the skyrocketing Canadian dollar, record-high gas prices and dwindling in-bound tourism...

Hotelier – Keith Butz

Keith Butz is by his own admission intense and a perfectionist, and he doesn’t mind either label. “If you’re paying attention to details, you’ll make things perfect,”...

Perfectly Placed

Modern hotel design goes beyond repeating cookie-cutter styles from one locale to anotherThe old axiom, “Location, location, location,” has taken on new importance in the modern era...

Editor’s Page – Business as Usual

Are we nearing the end of the cycle? Will bust follow boom? What does 2009 have in store for Canada’s hotel industry? These are a few of...

Editor’s Page – The Cool Factor

Move over celebrity chefs; hoteliers are the new celebs du jour. It’s not clear what’s fuelling the trend, but one thing’s certain — big-name stars are gravitating...