New Relais & Châteaux Members Added in Canada

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Travelodge Conference Attracts Record Numbers

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CALGARY — Travelodge and Thriftlodge Canada employees recently gathered for the hotel brand’s annual Canadian conference where Steven Robinson, Travelodge Canada president, reviewed the company’s 2011...