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

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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,...

The Mid-scale Segment is Thriving

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Unlike the budget and luxury sectors, mid-scale properties cast a large net to capture a wider guest demographic. According to PKF Consulting Inc., a CBRE Company, the...

Boutique Hotels Gaining Popularity

What, exactly, is a ‘boutique hotel’? Most people conjure up a certain image in their heads when they hear the term and, undoubtedly, there are characteristics that...

Luxury-segment Hoteliers Sell an Experience

  At a certain boutique hotel in Toronto, each room is artfully designed with mid-century modern furnishings set against a brick wall, the bathroom is stocked with artisanal...

Independent Hotels Share Strategies to Increase Market Share

As anyone in the industry can attest to, there’s a relentless barrage of brands on the hotel landscape these days, and the trend shows no sign of...

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...

Why the Mid-scale Hotel Market Continues to Thrive

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The worlds of hospitality and industry have always been intertwined. So when the oil crisis hit Alberta this year, the province’s occupancy rates also plummeted. “Corporate travel...

Select-service Hotels are Leading the Pack

  Select-service hotels may not have a swanky spa on premises or a restaurant commandeered by a big-name chef, but what they do have is a steady stream...

Shared Growth: Vacation Ownership is on the Rise

The term “timeshare” used to conjure images of over-eager salespeople pouncing on unsuspecting tourists at airports and street corners. These fast-talking, high-pressure, often unscrupulous peddlers...

The Low Dollar is Driving Tourism to the Canadian Resort-and-Lodge Sector

Whatever the competitive landscape, resorts and lodges continue to hold their own as a go-to option for corporate and group events, as well as coveted retreats for...