Three Conferences, One Venue, Three Days

TORONTO — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced plans to hold its annual National Conference at Toronto’s Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel in conjunction with the...

OTEC’s New Board Announced

TORONTO — The Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) has elected new directors for the 2011-12 year. “This is OTEC’s 20th Anniversary year leading workforce development...

Alt Hotels Announces $80M Investment to Expand

MONTREAL — Groupe Germain announced an $80-million investment to expand Alt Hotels in Canada. “Alt Hotels are part of a sweeping trend in accommodation, especially...

Tryp by Wyndham Hotel Comes to Canada

QUEBEC CITY — Tryp by Wyndham hotel is coming to Quebec City, marking the first opening of the select-service brand in North America. “The opening...

Best Western’s Grand Canyon Earns Premier Status

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn in Arizona has earned Best Western Premier status, a nod to its upgraded amenities and comfort. ...

Pinnacle Awards Attract Industry Heavyweights

TORONTO — Close to 550 industry executives gathered last week, Dec. 2, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto to celebrate excellence at the 23rd Annual Pinnacle...

FelCor Sells Holiday Inn in Toronto

TORONTO — FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated has announced the sale of its Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale property to the Easton Hotel Group for $22.9 million. Since...

Fairmont Announces 2012 International Openings

TORONTO — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is welcoming the new year with more hotel openings, and its sights are set on Jaipur, India; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Baku,...

IHG Named Grand-Am’s First Official Hotel Partner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to become the official hotel partner for Grand-Am Road Racing, starting in 2012. As official...

Marriott to Open Hotel in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Marriott International is preparing to open its first hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2014, as the country continues to rebuild following a devastating 2010...