The Luxury-Hotel Segment is no Longer About Things as Travellers Gravitate Towards Offerings Beyond...

The promise of a luxury hotel has always been to deliver the best of everything — from services and atmosphere to rooms and amenities. But...

Boutique Hotels Continue to Entice Travellers

Part of the appeal of boutique hotels is that they provide guests with an experience far-removed from that of cookie cutter. Though diverse in style...

Broad Appeal: Extended-Stay Hotels Check All the Right Boxes

Extended-stay properties continue to be in high demand across Canada, with New Hampshire-based Lodging Econometrics reporting the segment saw a 25-per-cent increase in projects in 2018. Typically...

A Look at the Continued Popularity of Canada’s Boutique-Hotel Segment

Smaller, yet storied building in a trendy neighbourhood: check. Personalized service: check. Individualized furnishings: check. Kitschy artwork: check. High-concept café: check. It’s easy to understand why guests...

How Canada’s Luxury Niche is Thriving on Personal Connections

Charles Khabouth spends 75 to 100 hotel nights a year all over the world “and I see different definitions of luxury. We can all talk about the...

Feels Like Home: the Merits of the Extended-Stay Model

"A home away from home" — a familiar saying to us all, but what does it really mean? For the guest at an extended-stay hotel, it means...

Segment Report: Select-Service Hotels

Select-Service hotels, with their suggestion of “no-frills”, will always appeal to the cash-conscious and business travellers. Why pay for amenities you don’t use? But these limited-service properties...

Filling The Void: Midscale Hotels are Filling an Under-Served Guest Segment

Midscale brands appeal to developers and operators, as well as consumers, because they're adaptable and dependable, while being flexible enough to meet the technology needs of consumers. “Most...

Soft Brands are Ramping up Canadian Development

To most well-travelled guests there used to be two kinds of hotels: the reliable, standard chain, and the offbeat, quirky independent hotel. However, as the industry grows...

Segment Report: Luxury, Full-Service, Boutique and Lifestyle Segments

The lines are becoming increasingly blurred between hotel categories, with a variety of brands/concepts crossing multiple segments. This phenomena is perhaps most prevalent among the higher-tier hotels,...