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Choice adds three hotels to Ascend Collection

TORONTO – Choice Hotels Canada has added three new properties to its Ascend Collection — Calabogie Peaks near Ottawa, the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg and Hotel Penticton in Penticton, B.C., bringing the total to 22 in…

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Choice Hotels Canada “Nudges” its employees

TORONTO — When Choice Hotels Canada wanted reach and engage with front-line workers to communicate its Commitment to Clean program, they used an app developed by Toronto-based Nudge Rewards.

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PEOPLE update August 11, 2020

Former Fairmont CEO Bill Fatt passes away. Xavier Icardo joins Activar. Ravi Rawlani now GM at Easton’s Group. Phil Hugh joins Radisson. Arjun Channa moves to USVI. Tourism HR Canada Welcomes Four New Board Members.

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THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE August 11, 2020

Aodhan Sheahan cycles for cancer CALGARY — “As many of my contacts are aware, I am no longer with MasterBUILT Hotels / Superior Lodging Group,” Aodhan Sheahan wrote on LinkedIn a few days ago. “I have started the…

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STR Canada results week of August 1, 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 26 July through 1 August 2020 shows a continued steady rise in Canada’s hotel performance but the same significant level of year-over-year declines. On the positive side, nation-wide…

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Canada’s hotel pipeline expands year over year

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), Canada’s hotel construction pipeline continued to expand at the close of Q2 2020 with 296 projects/ or 39,645 rooms. The construction pipeline is up…

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JRoss Hospitality Recruiters talk mental health

In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to talk about mental health. Initiating an open dialogue within the workplace about this often stigmatized topic can lead to more efficient remedial care and ultimately,…

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Colliers Hotel INNvestment report Q2 2020

TORONTO — Colliers documented the industry’s collapse and recovery in its Q2 2020 Hotel INNvestment Canada Report. CLN talked to Robin McLuskie about recovery, provincial, international trends and the surprising nature…

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Saskatchewan Announces $35 M for Tourism

REGINA — On Monday, August 10, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $35 million in support for Saskatchewan’s hard-hit tourism sector. Under the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program, eligible hospitality and…

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How hotels can successfully reopen restaurants

Restaurant reopenings are all around us, but many businesses are not in the clear yet. With lowered capacities, limited cash flow, and consumer fears, some restaurants are still struggling to stay afloat and profitable.…