• Laurie Barkman appointed GM of Alt Winnipeg WINNIPEG — Group Germain Hotels announced on Aug. 28 the appointment of Laurie Barkman as general manager of Alt Hotel Winnipeg.

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  • Royal Equator names Nicole Cafe-La Barge area HR director TORONTO — Royal Equator announced on Sept. 1 the appointment of Nicole Cafe-La Barge as area human resources director.

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  • American Hotel Income Properties names Ian McAuley executive VP, asset management VANCOUVER — American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) announced on July 17 the appointment of Ian McAuley as executive vice-president, asset management, effective Sept. 1.

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  • Trevor Scott named Superior Lodging’s director, franchise development CALGARY — Superior Lodging Corp announced on Aug. 27 that Trevor Scott has been named director of franchising and development.

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  • Home Suite Home Today's travellers expect a first-class, at-home-calibre sleep experience.

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  • Accommodating employees with disabilities Employers identify managing and accommodating an employee with a physical or mental disability as one of the most difficult human resource challenges.

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  • Liberated Pairing: Wine + Food Mark de Vere of Robert Mondavi, one of only a few Masters of Wine in the U.S., has a theory deemed heresy by some.

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  • Your hotel’s addictiveness For a fresh perspective on the guest experience, let’s reframe it in terms of chemicals — that is, how a brain responds to micro- and macro-interactions by releasing certain neurotransmitters.

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  • Dometic Automatic Minibars Dometic Group’s HiPromatic minibar automatically monitors guest consumption and product movements.

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  • Bottlegreen Tonic Water Made with spring water using cold-press processing and wine-making techniques, UK soft drink manufacturer Bottlegreen introduces its tonic waters into Canada.

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  • Libbey Craft Beer Glass The contours of Libbey’s craft beer glass make it easy to hold, while the narrow top captures aromas, enhancing the brew’s flavour.

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  • Tork Restroom System Tork EasyCube enables facility managers and cleaning crews to move from static cleaning schedules.

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  • Microtel opens in Kitimat, B.C.

  • CALGARY — MasterBUILT Hotels and Jayman MasterBUILT announced on Aug. 26 the opening of Microtel Inn & Suites’ newest Canadian prototypical hotel in Kitimat, B.C.