Construction Begins on $150M-Boutique Hotel and Condo in T.O.

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TORONTO — Construction has begun on a new $150-million boutique hotel and condominium project in the heart of downtown Toronto, at 56 Blue Jays Way. The project,...

Choice Opens New Moncton, N.B. Hotel

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MONCTON, N.B. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. has added Chateau Moncton an Ascend Collection hotel, in Moncton, N.B., to its franchise system. It’s one of 31 new...

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Introduces Beekeeping Initiative

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VANCOUVER — It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, first in China with the reopening of Fairmont Peace Hotel, and most recently...

Realstar Introduces Motel 6 to Atlantic Canada

TORONTO — The Toronto-based Realstar Hospitality has opened a 74-room Motel 6 in Moncton, N.B. — the first for the brand in Atlantic Canada. The property is...

Did it Stay or Did it Go?

TORONTO — Hoteliers are always itching to straddle the latest in hotel innovation, but not everything pans out. “For every hotel innovation that changes the industry, there...

CTC Announces $16M in Staff Cuts, Office Closings

VANCOUVER — Staff reductions and the closing of some international offices have been announced by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC).In a letter to industry partners last Friday,...

Canadians Spend More South of Border

OTTAWA — The strength of the Canadian dollar in the first quarter of 2010 played a major role in sending Canadian consumers south of the 49th parallel...

Construction Set to Begin on Hilton Garden Inn Brampton

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Hilton Garden Inn is growing again with construction set to begin on a seven-storey, full-service, 132-room property in Brampton, at Hwy 407 and...

Ritz-Carlton’s Cooper Awarded Honorary Degree

GUELPH, Ont. — Simon Cooper, CEO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws  degree from the College of Management and Economics...

Taylor to Become CEO of Four Seasons

TORONTO — Kathleen Taylor will be appointed CEO of Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels Ltd., effective Aug. 1, following the announcement that Isadore Sharp has decided to transition...