Bill Stone Joins CB Richard Ellis Ltd.

TORONTO — CB Richard Ellis Limited has announced Bill Stone, one of Canada’s most accomplished hotel and resort specialty real-estate professionals, has joined the company as executive...

Choice Hosts Annual Conference in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — After three days of intense meetings, workshops and a little Las Vegas flair, Choice Hotels International wrapped up its 56th annual convention at the...

Food Industry Lights Up Night

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The foodservice and hospitality industry gathered at Mississauga, Ont.'s International Centre this past Saturday — in support of Friends of We Care — for...

Opus Hotels Sells Unique Staff Shoe to Public

VANCOUVER — Opus Hotels has partnered with Montreal-based Fluevog Shoes to create the unique Opus Hotels Porter Shoes now being worn exclusively by valets and male guest-service...

London’s Savoy Reno to Cost £200M

LONDON — The re-opening of the Savoy Hotel in London, England, has been delayed for the fourth time as refurbishment costs soar to double the £100 million...

Fairmont Sells Shares; Negotiates More Management Contracts

TORONTO — Toronto-based Fairmont Raffles Hotels International has raised $847-million of capital through new cash-rich investors. Of that, $467 million was raised by selling newly issued shares,...

Canada’s First Dual-Branded Hilton Hotel Opens in Toronto

McLEAN, Va. — The first dual-branded Hilton development in Canada, the 128-unit Homewood Suites by Hilton and the 126-room Hampton Hotel, opened last week near Toronto’s Pearson...

Vancouver Entertainment Complex to Open in 2013

VANCOUVER — A $450-million, 680,000-square-foot entertainment complex — which will include two internationally branded hotels, five restaurants and a 110,000-square-foot, 24-hour casino — will be erected adjacent...

Fairmont Baku to Open in 2011

TORONTO — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage a new, 347-guest room luxury hotel property in the coastal city of Baku, Azerbaijan, on...

Intrawest ULC Avoids Auction

VANCOUVER — The auction of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort and other Intrawest ULC properties has been postponed after its owner, Fortress Investment Group, reached an agreement...