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...

Room for Hire

There are more B&Bs than ever — but is anyone making money?Up against sleek, über-modern boutique hotels and luxurious mega-chain properties, one might assume bed and breakfasts...

Hotelier – Geoff Allan

Geoff Allan is no stranger to complex real estate projects. Throughout his career, the peripatetic entrepreneur has always welcomed risk — it gets his adrenalin pumping. As...

Editor’s Page – Bucking the Trend

As hotel investors converge on Toronto for that annual rite of passage called the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC), a groundswell of uncertainty is cresting. With eyes...

Managing in Bumpy Times

Hoteliers across the nation are adopting a hope-for-the-best, prepare-for-the-worst attitudeFrom ADR to RevPAR to occupancy, most metrics used to measure hotel performance in Canada have been strong...

Just the Facts

Despite an impending slowdown, 2007 was a record year for hotel investment in CanadaWhen attempting to describe Canadian hotel investment activity during 2007, there are a few...

Hotelier – Indu Brar

Indu Brar landed in the hotel business by happenstance, but a month into her job working the hotel’s switchboard she was already hooked on the possibilities of...