• Frederic Dimanche new director of Ryerson’s School of Hospitality Management TORONTO — It was announced on June 10 that Frederic Dimanche has been appointed director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (TRSHTM) at Toronto’s Ryerson University.

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  • Realstar recognizes top Motel 6 hotels with awards TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality presented its 2014 Awards of Recognition to three properties from across Canada.

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  • IHG’s Bob Ekman appointed MORE American Hospitality CEO ATLANTA — Bob Ekman, vice-president, franchise sales and development, North America, IHG, is leaving to become CEO of MORE American Hospitality, effective July 1.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Debating off-duty conduct When does an employee’s private life become a workplace issue? The answer is: When the employee’s conduct negatively impacts the employer’s legitimate business interests.

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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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  • Syracuse China collection The new Syracuse China Atherton collection by Libbey Foodservice features a textured ring embossment adorning the rim, drawing the eye to the centre of the plate.

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  • Online monitoring system Availpro’s Sentinel e-reputation solution give hotels centralized access to all opinions posted online (using a single interface).

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  • ProWorks disposable gloves ProWorks disposable gloves are made from nitrile synthetic polymer and provide dexterity and elasticity similar to latex.

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  • Libbey Infinium drinkware The new Infinium collection of premium plastic drinkware from Libbey Foodservice mimics the clarity of glass.

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  • SGS a one stop shop for hospitality

  • Geneva-based SGS Group Management Ltd. is one of the world’s largest inspection, verification, testing and certification companies, with 80,000 employees and 1,650 offices and testing laboratories.
  • 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.