Best Western’s Vib Brand Expands in the U.S.

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PHOENIX — Best Western International has inked five new deals to expand its new Vib brand. Since announcing the urban boutique concept last October, the brand has...

White Point Resort Earns Top HR Award

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HUNT’S POINT, N.S. — White Point Beach Resort, of Hunt’s Point, N.S., has earned the top National Award for Excellence in Tourism Human Resource (HR) Development. ...

STR Hires Chris Klauda as First Director of Destination Research

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  HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Klauda, former VP of Lodging Research Services for D.K. Shifflet & Associates, is STR, Inc.’s first director of Destination Research. Klauda will lead...

New B.C. Lodge and Restaurant Proposed

SQUAMISH, B.C. — Former Intrawest executive Trevor Dunn is behind a new Squamish, B.C.-area lodge and restaurant project proposal, according to B.C.’s The Province newspaper. ...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 1.8 Per Cent

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of January 27 to February 2, according to data from...

Arne Sorensen, CEO, Marriott International Takes the Stage for Icons & Innovators Event

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TORONTO — When Marriott Hotels and Resorts acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts last year, the Bethesda-based hotel company became the biggest hotel company in the world. The...

Hyatt Announces New Dual-Branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Project in Edmonton

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CHICAGO — A Hyatt affiliate has entered into franchise agreements with 1335117 Alberta Ltd. — an affiliate of Lighthouse Hospitality Management, which will manage the hotels — for a dual-branded...

Canadians’ Mental Health Remains Low Despite Signs of Re-Opening

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TORONTO — Morneau Shepell — a provider of total well-being, mental health and digital mental-health services in Canada — released the second instalment of its monthly Mental...

Northland Acquires Sutton Place Hotels

VANCOUVER — Privately-owned Northland Properties Corporation has acquired two Sutton Place Hotel properties in Edmonton and Vancouver for $198 million from Hong Kong businessman Christopher Ho....

Bernd Liebergesell to Retire from The Westin St. Francis

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SAN FRANCISCO — Bernd Liebergesell, executive chef/food-and-beverage director at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis, is retiring May 31. Chef Liebergesell has been the leader of culinary creation at the hotel...