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...

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 to make...

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. Barry Sternlicht, 1 Hotels...

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” —...

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 the final phase of a multi-year...

New General Manager Appointed at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

TORONTO — Franck Arnold has joined The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto as the hotel’s new GM. “I am thrilled to return to North America to start a new chapter of...

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...

Canadian Hotel Industry Primed for a Strong 2017

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TORONTO — Canada’s hotel industry is primed for a strong year — that was the consensus at this week’s Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) held at the...

New Luxury Hotel to Open in Halifax

HALIFAX — The Armour Group Limited has unveiled plans for Nova Scotia’s first five-star hotel located in the new Queen’s Marque district on the Halifax Waterfront. Set to...

Hotel Industry Saddened by Passing of Mark Pearce

BETHESDA, Md. — The hotel industry is saddened to learn that Mark Pearce, senior vice-president, International Division, Choice Hotels passed away unexpectedly on May 31. Pearce had a true...