What’s in a Name?: Examining the Benefits of Brand Affiliation

For hotels in today’s competitive climate, understanding the power of branding has never been more important. At a time when hotel companies are buying each other up and...

Hotels in the Age of Disruption

The tides are changing in the hotel landscape as operators face new competitive forces shaping the way business is conducted. In recent years, consolidation has altered the playing...

Four Seasons Names Allen Smith CEO

TORONTO — After an extensive search by its shareholders, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has named real-estate investment executive Allen Smith its new CEO. ...

Travelodge Director Announced

CALGARY — Julie McDonald has been named the director, Operations and Support for Travelodge Canada, a position that will be based out of the company’s corporate offices...

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...

Mercure Joins CTC Board of Directors

QUEBEC CITY — Robert Mercure has been appointed to the Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) Board of Directors. Mercure brings more than 30 years of...

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....

Honeywell Launches Amazon Alexa Voice-Ready Thermostat for Hotels

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Honeywell is launching its next-generation thermostat for the hospitality industry — the INNCOM e7 Thermostat (e7), which incorporates Amazon’s Alexa voice control. The e7 allows...

Toronto’s IIDEX Canada Show, a Blueprint for Hottest Hospitality Products

It’s that time of year again, and designers from across the country are gathering to discover new design and architectural trends at IIDEX Canada. To be held...

Paving the Road to Success: Experts predict a strong 2016 for the hotel industry

The Canadian hotel real-estate market continued its upward trajectory in 2015, finishing its sixth year in the current upcycle and bringing combined total transaction volume to more...