• People - September 2014 Roger Crellin, Graeme Barrit, Kevin McAteer and Cody Milch are among the People appointments featured in September.

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  • FRHI names Martin Kandrac executive VP, Real Estate & Development TORONTO—Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Martin Kandrac as executive vice-president, real estate and development.

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  • SilverBirch announces new VPs SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Tom Tittel as vice president of operations, Eastern Canada and the promotion of Tejash Chauhan to vice president, risk and asset management.

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  • Marriott names Ryan McRae VP, hotel development Ryan McRae will join Marriott Hotels of Canada as vice-president, hotel development, effective Sept. 15. He will be based in Vancouver and will be responsible for the growth of Marriott's full-service, select-service and extended-stay hotel brands in Wes

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  • Relationships (and sales) must be earned The wisest way of thinking is to view social media as an electronic extension of the day-to-day conversations that occur in real life, says Larry Mogelonsky.

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  • When bad things happen in good hotels Child prostitution. Child pornography. Trafficking of children for sexual purposes. These are problems all around the world, and of course these things can happen here in our Canadian hotels.

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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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  • 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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  • Mark Williams joins Vantage Hospitality

  • CORAL SPRINGS, FL—Mark Williams has joined Vantage Hospitality to serve as a new group president and lead Vantage’s midscale to upscale brands. Canadian hoteliers May also remember Williams from his 12 years as VP North Amercian Development for Best W
  • Westin Harbour Castle names Chef Corbin to kitchen team

  • TORONTO—Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle has named chef Corbin Tomaszeski to its kitchen team. Under the program, called Chef Corbin at The Westin Harbour Castle, Tomaszeski will work with the culinary team to elevate the food and beverage experience t
  • How Vantage expansion impacts Canada

  • CLEVELAND, OH—Earlier this summer, Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc. announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire America’s Best Franchising, Inc.’s hotel brands.
  • Skål Vancouver celebrates its 60th

  • Skål International Vancouver celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Gramercy Grill, with local food from Chef Dennis Huang and BC VQA wines, on Sept. 10.
  • ORHMA slo-pitch tourney a big success

  • DORCHESTER, ON—London, ON’s hospitality community gathered in mid- August for the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association’s (ORHMA) fifth annual London Region Hospitality Slo-Pitch Tournament.
  • BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards nominations open

  • VANCOUVER—It's time for tourism and hospitality stars to shine in British Columbia. Presented by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association, the 2014 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards are now open for nominations.