Marriott Unveils New European Design

LONDON — Marriott International is growing its sites across the pond and launching a new European design model for its upper-moderate Courtyard by Marriott brand. ...

New Relais & Châteaux Members Added in Canada

MONTREAL — Relais & Châteaux has unveiled two new Canadian members, among 45 new members from around the world, in the Relais & Châteaux 2012 Guide. ...

Forbes Names 2012 Five-Star Hotels, Restos and Spas

NEW YORK — Forbes has released its 54th annual Travel Guide listing of five- and four-star top performers in the hospitality industry for 2012. “Our...

Canada Tops Brand Ranking Again

LONDON, England — Canada has once again been ranked most powerful in the world, according to FutureBrand‘s 2011 “Country Brand Index,” as presented at the 32nd-annual...

Fairmont Announces China Property

TORONTO — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is preparing to launch a new mixed-use property in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province in China. “Chengdu...

Ontario’s First BW Premier Opens in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ont. — C Hotel by Carmen’s, on Stone Church Road East, in Hamilton, Ont., has opened as the first Best Western Premier hotel in Ontario. ...

Burns Linked to St. John’s Spa

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A group of women are suing a St. John’s, N.L. spa after receiving moderate chemical burns from a poorly treated hot tub, according...

IHG to Open First Hotel Indigo in Russia

TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently signed a deal to introduce its new brand Hotel Indigo to Russia next year. “Signing...

Courtyard by Marriott Introduces Virtual Concierge

BETHESDA, Md. — Courtyard by Marriott has unveiled its new virtual concierge, a lobby-based touch-screen system that allows travellers to access weather, flight information and entertainment. ...

CBRE Announces Personnel Growth

TORONTO — CBRE Hotels Canada, the Toronto-based real-estate group that services the hospitality industry in acquisitions and dispositions, valuation and consulting, financing, site selection and market...