Who We Are

In the hypercompetitive hotel industry, STAY is a digital destination for managers, leaders, executives, investors, suppliers and staff members to access the most current and relevant insight to inform their careers and businesses.

STAY is an inclusive publication squarely focused on supporting success for Canada’s hotel industry.

STAY is published by Big Picture New Media, a subsidiary of Big Picture Conferences. For 25 years, Big Picture has been hosting the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) and other go-to conferences and events for Canada’s hotel industry. Combined with these conferences, STAY leverages 25 years of curated hotel intelligence for our readers and advertisers.

Editorial Advisory Board

STAY has assembled a diverse and dynamic editorial advisory board to ensure our content meets the needs of modern hotel industry leaders of all sorts.

Brian Leon, President, Choice Hotels Canada
Brian Flood
, VP and Practice Leader, Hospitality and Gaming, Cushman & Wakefield
Scott Richer
, VP, Real Estate and Development (Canada), Hyatt Hotels
Ed Khediguian
, Senior VP, CWB Franchise Finance
Gunjan Kahlon
, VP Franchise Sales and Development, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Judy Sparkes-Giannou
, Co-Owner, Clayton Hospitality Inc.
Deborah Borotsik
, Senior VP, Beechwood Real Estate Advisors
Alan Perlis
, President, Knightstone Capital Management and CEO, Knightstone Hotel Group
Alnoor Gulamani
, President, Bayview Hospitality Inc.
Christina Poon
, General Manager Hotel W New York – Union Square
Phil Thompson
, Business Lawyer
Sandra Kanegawa
, Owner, Heritage Inn Portfolio, X-Dream