• 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

    read more
  • 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

    read more
  • Jolyon Bulley new COO for IHG Americas InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Jolyon Bulley to the position of Americas Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for leading the operations for IHG’s portfolio of more than 3,600 hotels.

    read more
  • 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.

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

    read more
  • 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?

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

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

    read more
  • 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,

    read more

more stories

  • Novotel introduces Play to its lobbies

  • Novotel is introducing "Play" to its lobbies as part of the Web 3.0 hotel experience. Better than an in-room iPad, it consists of 40-inch digital tables that are fully interactive, fun and educational.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.