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Naramata Inn prospers despite COVID‑19

NARAMATA, B.C. — They purchased an inn and restaurant just a month before COVID struck in earnest. This was not a recipe for success, it would seem. But thanks to the efforts of the two couples who bought it, the inn…

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Hilton promotes Great Canadian WorkSpaces

At Hilton, those looking to make it through a presentation without an interruption or simply in need of a quiet place to focus can book a WorkSpaces by Hilton room., available at special day rates at Hilton hotels…

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Manitoba’s COVID report shows devastating loss

WINNIPEG — The return of increased restrictions has now created conditions similar to March/April 2020. With high fixed costs and debt obligations, many hotels may not be able to weather the sustained loss of income,…

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MasterBUILT: a good time to invest in hotels

CALGARY — MasterBUILT, Canadian franchisor of Microtel, is building new properties and investing in others, with the idea that these hotels are communities that had strong demand during COVID, need to get through it,…

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STR Canada results week ending Nov. 14, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for Nov. 8-14, 2020 showed slightly lower occupancy from the previous week for Canada’s hotel industry. Data for Nov. 8-14, 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019):…

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Openings, Sales & Renos Nov. 24, 2020

Hazelton’s new Spa by Valmont. Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale to be demolished. New Motel 6 in Revelstoke, B.C. Trois Rivières gets a Travelodge. Pinestone joins Ascend Hotel Collection.

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THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE update Nov. 24, 2020

Colleen Kendall wins Choice Leader of the Year at APEX awards. Readers Choice hotel winners. Philip Mondor wins Ryerson HTM award. First Bill Pallett Memorial Award. Fogo Island Inn Shed an architectural winner. Hilton…

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PEOPLE Update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Changes at BUM Commercial Furniture. Lesley Brown new president of CAPS. Michelle Dias adds position at Seneca College. Husband and wife team join Tofino Resort + Marina’s 1909 Kitchen.