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...

The Middle Path

Mid-scale properties find common ground catering to a variety of travellersLike every industry, hospitality has its share of confusing acronyms and oblique terminology, but defining the mid-scale...

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...

Editor’s Page – Niche Fever

Segmentation is a term every hotelier intimately understands. Since the 1970s and 1980s, when a proliferation of brands first occurred, the industry has regularly refined and introduced...

Subtle Flavour

Strong concepts, not invasive themes, elevate the design of the hottest hotel restaurantsOn a cold evening in February, guests squeeze into Toronto’s Eight Wine Bar for its...

Hotelier – Kurt Englund

Ask industry analysts what sets Toronto-based Four Seasons apart from other hotel brands and one word always surfaces: service. When Isadore Sharp set out to create what...

Editor’s Page – Capitalizing on Canuck Style

Former Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson once said the 20th century belonged to Canada. It seems he was off by a century. After years of navel gazing...

Less is More

With fewer rooms to look after, boutique hotels offer king-size service  In mid-December Jacques Fortier, manager of Opus Montreal, heard from a man who had reserved a...