Business Travel Up; Leisure Travel Remains Static

TORONTO — Business in the travel and lodging industry is expected increase in 2012, according to the Hotel Association of Canada’s 2012 “Canadian Travel Intentions Survey.” ...

Courtyard by Marriott Opens in Ottawa

BETHESDA, Md. — Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating today’s opening of a Courtyard hotel in Ottawa, which features a reinvigorated lobby and room design with flexible work...

Colliers Reports Increased Hotel Property Sales

TORONTO — Sales of Canadian hotel real estate in 2011 increased for a second consecutive year with total dollar volume rising by 54 per cent from 2010...

New Chair Named to HAC

OTTAWA — Hank Stackhouse is the new Chair of the Hotel Association of Canada’s (HAC) Board of Directors. With more than...

Westin Nova Scotian Honours Bartender

HALIFAX — Halifax's Westin Nova Scotian hotel, a New Castle Hotels and Resorts property, has named a cocktail lounge after a longtime employee who’s been serving drinks...

Hilton Seeks Partners for New Restaurants

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open 500 new restaurants globally over the next three years and is seeking partnerships with restaurateurs to make...

IHG Introduces Wellness Hotel Concept

ATLANTA — The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has introduced Even, its newest wellness-based hotel brand and eighth brand in its portfolio. “The wellness sector continues...

Choice Opens 5,000th Franchised Property

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. has reached a milestone, with the opening of the Comfort Suites hotel in Katy, Texas, its 5,000th domestic franchised...

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Opens

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Windows by Jamie Kennedy has opened at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont. “Chef Kennedy brings this...

Wynn Buys Out Okada

LAS VEGAS — Wynn Resorts Ltd. has forcibly bought all shares controlled by Kazuo Okada after finding the Japanese tycoon made improper payments to overseas gambling regulators,...