Feds Announce Canada’s First-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced investments of up to nearly $221 million, in partnership with Canadian financial institutions, to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program. This includes an investment of up...

Marriott Appoints New Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International, Inc. has appointed Felitia Lee controller and Chief Accounting Officer, effective August 28. Lee will be the company’s principal accounting officer and report to Leeny Oberg, EVP and Chief Financial...

Knightstone Capital Management Forms Hotel Group in Partnership with Hotel Industry Veteran Bill Stone

TORONTO ─ Knightstone Capital Management Inc. has announced the formation of the Knightstone Hotel Group, a strategic partnership between Knightstone Capital Management and hotel-industry veteran, Bill Stone.  The hotel group will focus on the acquisition,...

Canadian Hotel Performance Dips for Week of August 29

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Canadian hotel performance showed lower performance for the week ending August 29 compared to prior weeks, according to STR data. In a year-over-year comparison, the industry reported a 45.2-per-cent drop in occupancy...

Marriott to Lay Off Hundreds at its Headquarters

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International is set to lay off more than 600 employees at its headquarters in Bethesda, Md. The company confirmed to USA TODAY that it will lay off 673 workers starting October...

Marriott and Quintessentially Offer Luxury Road Trips

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has unveiled a collection of one-of-a-kind adventures curated in partnership with Quintessentially — a luxury-concierge company. The collection offers several distinct itineraries and immersive experiences available across Marriott International’s...

Hyatt Offering Work from Hyatt Packages

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe CHICAGO — Hyatt hotels are offering a new extended-stay ‘Work-from-Hyatt’ package for families, couples and individuals. The offering is designed to encourage work-life and school-life balance for those still working and learning...

IHG Launches Enhanced Meet-with-Confidence Program

DENHAM, U.K. — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has enhanced its Meet-with-Confidence program to provide appropriate and creative meeting-and-event solutions. The updated program prioritises guest safety and well-being, while also providing flexible booking during uncertain times....

As hotels begin to re-open, onsite spas are evolving to welcome back guests

As hotels and their facilities re-open, ensuring the health and safety of guests and staff has become an even bigger priority. In order to achieve this, as well as instill confidence in both parties,...

Meet the winners of the NEWH BEYOND Design Awards

NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network) recently invited design firms within the hospitality industry from the U.S., Canada and Europe (U.K., Paris and Milan regions) to submit design concepts that respond to how the hospitality...

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