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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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Paul Morissette: Social distancing together

The industry has and will face a massive disruption with not only a decline in tourism but also business travel as our new remote workforce learns the value of virtual meetings. Paul Morissette, who is a principal of…

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STR Canada results week ending Apr. 4

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The shocking statistics just keep rolling in. In comparison with the week of 31 March through 6 April 2019, the industry reported the following: Occupancy: -79.0 per cent to 12.8 per cent Average…

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Redesign spices up a heritage hotel

By Peter Mitham VANCOUVER – A city’s oldest buildings are among its greatest assets, giving it character and building continuity between past and present. Repurposing existing buildings also gives cities an opportunity…

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What a first‑class design firm can do for you

VANCOUVER — Canadian Lodging News asked Judy Henderson of Inside Design what a leading design firm can do to help your renovation or new-build hotel project run smoothly. Communication and candid discussions of costs…

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Sonder: a hotel alternative that plays by the rules

MONTREAL — It's a familiar story. Five years ago, Francis Davidson started to earn extra money by renting out his student apartment to Montreal tourists in summer. That morphed into a billion-dollar business called…

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Tame dragons and innovative designers

Designers Harry Christakis and Jocelyn Malcolm pitched their recommendations for a $15,000 and $20,000/room overhaul to two “dragons” at the Western Canadian Lodging Conference session.

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Making your lodgings as efficient as possible

VANCOUVER — The Cottages on Salt Spring Island, which opened June 1, have the most efficient staffing solution ever, just one guest services person and housekeeping staff, says Steve Bowers of Intuitive Hospitality.