• Philip Mondor is new CTHRC President CTHRC's board of directors have promoted from within, unanimously selecting Philip Mondor as the new president, replacing Wendy Swedlove who is retiring.

    read more
  • Gopal Rao joins Westmont Hospitality Gopal Rao is now vice-president sales and marketing at Westmont Hospitality Group, based in Mississauga, Ont.

    read more
  • Westin Edmonton’s Ryan O’Flynn takes gold at Canadian Culinary Championships KELOWNA—Westin Edmonton executive chef Ryan O’Flynn captured gold at the Canadian Culinary Championships grand finale.

    read more
  • Hotel Industry Leaders Dinner held at Hy's Earlier this month during the HAC conference, about 35 hotel industry leaders gathered for a dinner at Hy's Steakhouse in Toronto, organized by Jason Cheskes, president of Above the Line Solutions.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • Crisis plans — not if, but when In January, an Oakville, Ont., property evacuated guests due to carbon monoxide problems, and in Ottawa, the potential threat of an ex-military weapons specialist possessing hazardous chemicals forced evacuation of the Chimo Hotel.

    read more
  • Copper Skillet Competition hones culinary skills Larry Mogelonsky on his recent experience judging the Canadian round for this year’s Copper Skillet Competition hosted by the International Association of Conference Centers.

    read more
  • Women as leaders in lodging Editor Colleen Isherwood discusses feminine leadership in the accommodations sector: empathy, honesty and “a pinch of bitch.”

    read more
  • Compass Control In-room App MOUNT VERNON, NY—Using Apple’s iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch as its backbone, Key Digital’s Compass Control app allows guests, with the touch of a button, to adjust their in-room lights and shades, control the heating and air conditioner,

    read more
  • Dyson Airblade Tap Hand Dryer TORONTO—The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer’s infrared sensors pinpoint hand positions and release water from the tap stem.

    read more
  • Artek’s Rival Chair HELSINKI—Designed by Konstantin Grcic, Artek’s Rival chair features solid birch for the legs, laminated birch for the arms and back and in the circular seat.

    read more
  • Cascades Introduces Elite Napkins/Hand Towels KINGSEY FALLS, PQ—Cascades Elite dinner napkins/guest hand towels are absorbent (thanks to an inner layer), softer to the touch and much lower lint compared to airlaid napkins or linens.

    read more

more stories

  • Michael Beckley named HAC Lifetime Achiever

  • TORONTO — The Hotel Association of Canada honoured a true industry icon, Michael Beckley, senior VP, Lodging Development, Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada with its Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 3.
  • Choice Hotels adds two properties

  • MONCTON, N.B., HINTON, Alta. — Choice Hotels Canada added two new hotels in January bringing the company’s portfolio to 311 properties.
  • HAC Guelph students visit hotels, attend conference

  • Students from the 50-member strong Hotel Association of Canada student chapter at University of Guelph toured the Delta Toronto and Sheraton Centre and attended the HAC national conference held earlier this month.
  • Scott Richer joins Hyatt

  • CHICAGO — Scott Richer has joined Hyatt as regional vice president of development in Canada. In his new role, Richer will be responsible for the growth of Hyatt’s full service and select service brands