• Nick Vesely to manage Cambridge Suites Toronto Nick Vesely, who has an extensive background managing landmark luxury hotels including Sutton Place Toronto, has taken on a new role as general manager of Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto.

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  • Remembering Mike Billard The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association Board of Directors and members mourn the loss of Michael Billard, past chairman of the association, who passed away recently.

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  • People appointments for August 2014 Dominique Colliat, Duff Lampard, Dan Craig, David Dvorak, Todd Ryan, Celso Thompson, Pamela Cornelio, Laura Bevan, Frank Windsor, Tom Tittel and Tejash Chauhan were all recently appointed to new positions.

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  • Tiny chefs part of Westin Eat Well Program STAMFORD, CONN—Tiny chefs helped launch the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids yesterday in New York city, flipping and decorating crepes, and rolling out pasta with the aid of adult SuperChefs.

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  • How to get international bookings International markets are a great source of incremental bookings. Here's how to make sure your hotel has a plan in place to reach what could be some of your hotel’s most important new customers.

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  • Suite Dreams Current trends in bedding, bed decor and mattresses—and measures hoteliers can take to protect their sleep investment.

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  • Have guest reviews replaced expert appraisals? How do online, peer-generated reviews affect the impact of the traditionally established Forbes star rating and AAA diamond rating systems?

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  • How unhotels affect the market “If Dick Van Dyke had a love nest ...” So begins the description of a West Toronto retro flat on the subway, available to travellers for just $75 per night in June on Airbnb.

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  • Minibar management app Bartech introduces BarTouch, a web-based app which lets hoteliers efficiently track in-room consumables regardless of the manual minibar equipment in place.

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  • Patio furniture made from recycled material Patio Frontiers’ furniture is made from recycled water bottles and milk jugs and a UV-stabilized color pellet, preventing colours from fading.

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  • Customized outdoor shelters Shelter Outdoor’s freestanding or wall-mounted living spaces are custom-made to hoteliers’ specifications.

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  • Housekeeping management FCS Computer Systems introduces e-Housekeeping V2 with enhancements for executives, supervisors and room attendants. In conjunction with the m-Housekeeping mobile app,

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  • Westin Prince turns 40

  • TORONTO—The Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto celebrated 40 years of operation earlier this month with an open house and cake. The hotel looks forward to the next four decades and beyond, said general manager Ashok Baghel.
  • Serge Simard named Fairmont RVP

  • Serge Simard was recently appointed Eastern Canada regional vice president and general manager of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal.
  • Motorcycle-friendly properties

  • VICTORIA, BC—Forget the Marlon Brando stereotype of a lawless rebel, that’s not what today’s biker is about, according to hoteliers revving up to make their properties more motorcycle-friendly.
  • Rewriting McLuhan: the medium is NOT the message

  • In 1964, Marshall McLuhan shaped how marketers and advertisers operated for the rest of the century with his famous aphorism, “The medium is the message.” Larry Mogelonsky addresses how modern technology has made this obsolete.