Hotel Franchises Named on 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

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...

Airbnb Profiting from “Compression Nights”

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

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...

William Gray to Open in Old Montreal

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

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 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...

Fairmont Royal York Reveals New Dining Venues

TORONTO — Fairmont Royal York has announced the debut of two new food-and-beverage venues — Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails and Reign. The venues will open June 11...

HAC Announces 2015 Board of Directors

OTTAWA — Philippe Gadbois, SVP of Operations at Atlific Hotels, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Nine Board...

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts Grows its Management Team

VANCOUVER — SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Tom Tittel, VP, Operations in Eastern Canada and Tejash Chauhan, VP, Risk & Asset Management.  ...

Courtyard by Marriott Breaks Ground in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Burlington Hotels Group Inc. has broken ground on the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Burlington, Ont. The hotel, which will be connected to...