Marriott Rebrands and Expands Well-Being Program

BETHESDA, Md. —Marriott International has rebranded and digitally expanded its Healthy Hotel Certification program with the launch of TakeCare Certification. The new program recognizes organizations of...

Accor Launches Non-Standardized Brand

PARIS —Accor has launched a new community-based, responsible and non-standardized economy-hotel brand, greet. The brand was created in response to traveller demand fora high-quality and affordable hotel...

Industry Mourns Passing of Barron Hilton

LOS ANGELES — Hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton passed away at the age of 91 on September 19 at his home in Los Angeles.

Motel 6 – Moosomin Wins Canadian Property of the Year Award

TORONTO —Realstar Hospitality’s franchise location in Moosomin, Sask. has won the 2019 Canadian Property of the Year Awardpresented by G6 Hospitality. The awards ceremony took place...

Insignia Hotel Brings Upscale Boutique Accommodations to Sarnia

SARNIA, Ont. — A new boutique hotel has opened in Sarnia, Ont. The Insignia hotel — Choice Hotels Canada’s 14th Ascend Hotel Collection property —...

Expedia Group to Become Optimized Distributor of Marriott Wholesale Rates

BETHESDA, Md. — Expedia Group and Marriott International have announcesd that as part of a new agreement signed in April 2019, Expedia Group will become...

Corso Opens at Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites in Niagara Falls, Ont. has unveiled Corso, a new 350-seat restaurant inspired by the unique...

Scott Beck Named President and CEO of Tourism Toronto

TORONTO — Scott Beck is the new president and CEO of Tourism Toronto. For the past 14 years, Beck has served as the president and CEO...

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Down 3.6 Per Cent

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry reported mostly negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of September 1 to...

Vrancor Hospitality Opens New-Build Holiday Inn Express in Sarnia – Point Edward

POINT EDWARD, Ont. — Vrancor Hospitality Corporation has opened a new 115-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Sarnia - Point Edward, Ont. The hotel is owned...