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More authenticity will be part of COVID legacy

PHOENIX — As a Canadian who now lives in the U.S., Dorothy Dowling, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer for Best Western, has noticed differences between how Americans and Canadians have approached the…

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Many Canadian winners at Best Western Convention

Twelve Canadian hotels won the coveted MK Guertin Award at the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Virtual Convention held late last month. Canada was also represented in every other award category, and two properties’…

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Susie Grynol: Hanging on until June

Hotel Association of Canada president and CEO Susie Grynol talked about the unique challenges faced by the Canadian hotel industry in an interview with No Vacancy News host Glenn Haussmann at the Best Western Virtual…

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NEWS BRIEFS update April 28, 2019

One thousand BC hotel rooms for the homeless. Accor announces All Heartist Fund. Best Western’s hotelier relief and guest support. New cleanliness partnership for Hilton. Marriott offers $1 billion in revolving credit.

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PEOPLE update as of Dec. 17, 2019

Ken Greene departs Radisson. Jesse Nagle joins Travelodge. Four Seasons Toronto appointments. Peter Goudron CEO of Parq Casino. Peter Kwong new Best Western chair. Jason Gamel is new ARDA president. Ty Speer leaves…


Openings, Sales and Renos, Nov. 12, 2019

Aimbridge and Interstate complete merger; new openings in Calgary, Montreal, Wainwright and Windsor; IHG returns to Halifax-Dartmouth; Terre Restaurant & Cafe opens at Alt St. John's; Rimap plans AC Hotels by…


Norm and Lorrain Bevilacqua win for Heroic Hospitality

NATIONAL HARBOUR, Md. — Norman and Lorraine Bevilacqua always put the customer first and have assisted stranded families with hotel rooms and meals. This is one reason why the Dryden, Ont., hoteliers won two prestigious…


An update on Best Western's portfolio

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) has expanded its portfolio of hotel options. Today’s BWHR is a modern and innovative global hospitality powerhouse with 16 distinctive brands across every chain…


Top Talent on tap at Best Western Women's Forum

NATIONAL HARBOUR, Md. — On Oct. 2, Best Western hosted its 2nd annual “Today’s Women in Leadership Forum,” celebrating the vital role women play both inside their organizations and out.



BW first in guest satisfaction. Super 8s win TripAdvisor awards. Destination Employment grads. Days Inns' summer promo. Fogo Island makes top 10. La Châine des Rôtisseurs comes to Calgary. Marriott Bonvoy tops rankings.…