A New Coalition of Hardest Hit Industries Launches in Ottawa

OTTAWA ─ Six months after COVID-19 first surfaced in North America, the hospitality industry continues to feel the effects of the lingering pandemic. And with government support set to soon end, on several fronts,...

Arne Sorenson to be Presented with Katie Taylor Economic Empowerment Award at the 2020...

TORONTO ─ Long before the topic of women’s leadership was fashionable, Marriott International recognized women’s leadership as a business imperative vital to Marriott’s success.   That commitment and belief is being recognized with the news last...

Marriott Launches Escape to Luxury with Marriott Bonvoy

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International, Inc. has launched Escape to Luxury with Marriott Bonvoy, a new offering for guests who book at participating hotels in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. The program includes...

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Achieves Carbon Neutrality

QUEBEC — Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Université Laval have entered an agreement to ensure the carbon neutrality of the hotel, starting this year. This agreement will not only allow the Château Frontenac to become,...

Alex Tisch Named President of Loews Hotels & Co

NEW YORK — Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation, has announced that Alex Tisch will assume the role of president for the company. In his new role, Tisch will work...

E11. Business Not As Usual

In this episode of Checking In, Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher of Hotelier magazine speaks with Terry Mundell, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association about the lingering effects of COVID-19 on...

Canadian Hotel Performance Down Slightly from Previous Weeks

September 5th compared to prior weeks, according to STR data. While improved, year-over-year declines still remain significant. In a year-over-year comparison, the industry reported a 36.5-per-cent drop in occupancy to 41.9 per cent, a 26.7-per-cent...

Hyatt Partners with Amazon for Amazon Halo Launch

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered a new collaboration between its Exhale brand and Amazon Halo, a health-and-wellness membership that uses technology to provide personal-wellness insights and offers ways to improve users’ everyday...

Now Open: Best Western Plus Dauphin

DAUPHIN, Man. — Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened the Best Western Plus Dauphin in Dauphin, Man. Owned by BW Dauphin Ltd., the hotel features 82 spacious guestrooms, including 29 suites. The property features...

Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Sector Recovery

OTTAWA — On September 9, Mélanie Joly and Caroline Wawzonek, — co-chairs of the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) — hosted a virtual meeting of Canada’s tourism ministers (New Brunswick was unable to...

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