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Deerhurst GM on ORHMA and COVID

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — Jesse Hamilton, general manager of Deerhust Resort in Huntsville is confident his property will sell out on winter weekends, though that means 75 per cent occupancy due to COVID-19 safety measures.…

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Keeping Canada well as we reopen

OTEC’s Joe Baker says that as we re-open our businesses, let’s not underestimate the toll this pandemic and the return to work has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our workforce.

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Rapid Response program for Tourism Workers

TORONTO — The disruption to the global economy from COVID-19 is unprecedented and rapidly evolving with its impact on the Canadian labour market likely to be widespread, long-lasting, and unpredictable. The Future…

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Hotels need cash infusions and forgivable loans

TORONTO — Tony Elenis, president and CEO of the ORHMA has a laundry list of asks in order for our hospitality industry to survive, including rent relief, tax relief and forgivable loans. Here is what he’d like to see.


New OHI launches with a tribute to the old

TORONTO — It’s now called the Ontario Hospitality Institute, but its mandate is similar to the former Ontario Hostelry Institute — to support the hospitality industry’s most critical need, a strong workforce.


Lakeside Lodge opens at Deerhurst Resort

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — On June 27, Lakeside Lodge earned rave reviews from media and community members who received a sneak preview of the commanding $60 million structure.


Nottawasaga Inn celebrates 50 years

ALLISTON, Ont. — Lou Biffis started the Nottawasaga Inn on a property that was used for sod farming, in Tecumseh, a dry county since 1907. Before he could build a successful motel, he had to change that.