All in the Family

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COMPANY OF THE YEAR, REGIONAL Small, regional hotel company is thinking big in the GTA When Dominic Meffe was running his own restaurant and pizza delivery...

Drawing Attention

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SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR Harry Christakis wouldn’t let a global meltdown draw him away from the hospitality business When Lehman Brothers disappeared and the business world temporarily...

Lofty Ambitions

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An influx of five-star luxury properties says this is not your average bear (market) Throughout the decades, the Canadian hotel scene has been dotted with luxury hotel...

Hotelier: Lily Kszan

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Queen’s Landing Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. One might say Lily Kszan landed into a position fit for a queen. A few short years ago, the thirtysomething Kszan was...

The Great Debate

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As the economy continues to wreak havoc on businesses across Canada, there’s been great debate in the hotel industry about the viability of discounting room rates. Some...

Stretched to the Limit

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A few years ago, it wouldn’t be unusual to walk into a limited-service hotel room hoping for no more than a clean, quiet place to catch some...

Jacques Baheux

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Jacques Baheux’s wanderlust has always been the driving force in his life, and he came by it naturally. The GM of the newly minted Westin Montreal was...

Editor’s Page – The Summer of Discontent

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What a difference a year makes. At this time last year the hotel industry was sailing through a summer full of optimism. Sales were strong, people were...

Hotelier – Scott Dunlop

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The Gak Eco Resort at Treasure Mountain No one could mistake Scott Dunlop for being a typical hotelier. The native of London, Ont., didn’t attend hotel...

Amiable Amenities

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Finding in-room amenities everyone can enjoy Picture yourself walking into a standard guest room at your property. Now, apart from the bed, the lamps, the requisite...