Holiday Inn Express to Open Quebec’s First LEED Hotel

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SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — The InterContinental Hotels Group’s first sustainable hotel in Canada, and the first of its type in Quebec, opened on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Saint-Hyacinthe,...

Intrawest News Flies Fast and Furious as Winter Olympics Approach

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VANCOUVER — Just as the clock ticks down to the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, news emerged last Wednesday, Jan. 20, that...

Pacrim Hospitality Adds 60th Hotel

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BEDFORD, N.S. — One of Canada’s largest, privately owned hotel management companies, Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., has added its 60th hotel, the 105-room Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton,...

Howard Johnson Helps Grant Wishes

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OAKVILLE, Ont. — Howard Johnson Canada recently announced a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  As the Globetrotters travel...

Two New Vancouver Hotels Set to Open in January

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VANCOUVER — Two new Vancouver hotels will be opening in January, just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with demand for rooms...

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary to Open in January

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QUEBEC — Quebec-based boutique-hotel owner and operator, Le Groupe Germain, will be opening the 143-rooms and suites Hôtel Le Germain Calgary in January. The general manager will...

Choice Hotels Honoured for Excellence in Diversity

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SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - Choice Hotels International, Inc. has been recognized as the 2009 Top Franchise for Excellence in Diversity by Oliver Tree Publishing, Inc., publishers of...

Housekeeper Injuries “One of the Top Issues for 2010” — Unite Here

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Of all hotel workers, housekeepers suffer the highest rate of injury, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, by John Wiley...

Choice, Expedia Reach Agreement

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Choice Hotels International has signed a new three-year agreement to include its international properties on more than 80 Expedia and Hotels.com-branded websites and, later, on Hotwire.com. All...

Canadian Duo Raising €500-Million Hotel Buyout Fund

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Canadians David Mongeau, 53, and Piers Talalla, 45, are predicting the bottoming out of the European luxury hotel market. The duo has launched a new €500-million hotel...