• SilverBirch wins Hotel Visionary Award VANCOUVER — SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts announced on May 20 that it had won a 2015 Hotel Visionary Award, in the Infrastructure/Back-Office Technology Innovator category.

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  • Carlson Rezidor names chief branding and marketing officer MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced on May 20 the appointment of Roger Chacko as executive vice-president and chief branding and marketing officer.

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  • Hilton Toronto accommodates disability hire, fosters inclusive workplace TORONTO — The Hilton Toronto went to great lengths to accommodate a deaf woman hired in late May 2014 as a room attendant, and in so doing, has fostered an inclusive workplace.

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  • Yola Marshall named IHG regional director of sales, marketing Canada MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced on May 12 the appointment of Yola Marshall to the position of regional director of sales and marketing, Canada.

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  • Alternative labour solutions What happens this summer in Canmore, Alberta during peak season when the hotel labour crunch reaches crisis proportions?

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  • HAC panel on profitability Yield management, sales management budgets and business plans all affect the operating success of a hotel.

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  • Recruiting and retaining top talent TORONTO — Bill Pallett of Delta Hotels and Resorts spoke at the recent Hotel Association of Canada conference on 10 ways to recruit and retain top talent.

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  • Hotel open house — wooing the locals Would you ever consider opening your property to the general public? And not just a tour through areas they might already have seen, but your back-of-house operations as well, with dozens of staff members and managers available to answer questions.

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  • Vented Garbage Pail Venting channels along the sides make Rubbermaid’s Brute refuse container 50 per cent easier to pull bags out by reducing suction.

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  • IPSO Front Load Washer The new IPSO front-load washer’s Dynamic Balancing System manages and redistributes unbalanced loads.

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  • Prodigy Plus Ice Machines Built off the company’s Prodigy line released in 2006, the Prodigy Plus ice machines include some key upgrades.

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  • Champion's reduction system The Foodwaste Reduction System by Champion can reduce organic waste volume by as much as 95 per cent.

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  • Alt Hotel opens in Winnipeg

  • WINNIPEG — Groupe Germain officially opened Western Canada’s first no-frills-chic Alt Hotel April 30 in the heart of Winnipeg's sports, hospitality and entertainment district.
  • Coast Hotels golf tourney set for July 9

  • VANCOUVER — Coast Hotels is holding its 13th annual golf tournament on July 9 at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, B.C., with the aim of raising money in memory of a former colleague.
  • Check in Canada adds Ontario

  • TORONTO — Since the AHLA launched Check In Canada, the website has grown to include almost 1,200 Western Canadian properties — and Ontario is next.
  • Resorts of Ontario — Time to Connect

  • When Resorts of Ontario meets at Blue Mountain Resort for its annual conference April 27-28, the question for delegates will be: Are you on the right path... time to Connect?