Hotel Franchises Named on 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

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ATLANTA — Four hotel franchises claimed top-10 status in the 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking by Franchise Direct, an online platform where entrepreneurs can connect with...

WITHorg Summit Tackles Issues of Gender Equality in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries

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TORONTO — The second-annual Women in Tourism and Hospitality (WITHorg) summit, the first of its kind in Canada, was held June 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel,...

KML Announces Top-30-Under-30 Winners

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TORONTO — KML has unveiled the winners of its Top-30-Under-30 program, which celebrates and recognizes future generations of hospitality leaders who are and will continue...

Airbnb Profiting from “Compression Nights”

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ZURICH, Switzerland — A recent UBS report claims Airbnb is making it harder for hotels to charge higher rates on what the industry calls “compression nights” —...

CBRE Releases 2018 Canadian Hotels Outlook Report

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TORONTO — Strong investor demand for Canadian hotel assets is projected to continue in 2018, underpinned by robust operational performance, according to CBRE Canada’s 2018 Hotels Outlook...

1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First Canadian Location

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NEW YORK — 1 Hotel Toronto will open its doors next summer following an extensive renovation to the building currently operated as the Thompson Toronto.

Fairmont Royal York Completing Final Phase of Renovations

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TORONTO — The Fairmont Royal York is preparing to reveal its transformed look this summer, to coincide with the hotel’s 90th-anniversary celebration. Now in...

Ethisphere Institute Announces Most Ethical Lodging Companies

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PHOENIX — The Belgium-based Rezidor Hotel Group, Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott International and Parsippany, N.J.-based Wyndham Worldwide have earned the designation of The World’s Most Ethical Companies in...

Hilton Worldwide Makes Changes to Improve Animal Welfare in Supply Chain

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  MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to stop buying food from companies, which use cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs. “We are...

William Gray to Open in Old Montreal

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MONTREAL — Old Montreal is getting a new boutique hotel, the William Gray. Set to open this summer, William Gray includes eight floors incorporating a new glass tower...