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Wyndham: The power of bylines and more
LAS VEGAS — "Days Inn by Wyndham, Travelodge by Wyndham, Super 8 by Wyndham, Ramada by Wyndham." Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham was in his element as he called out the new names of the hotel group's 20 brands to the 7,200 people who attended their annual conference last week.
 
Travelodge Saskatoon helps bus crash families
SASKATOON, Sask. — On Friday, April 5, the world’s attention turned to the small town Saskatchewan  bus crash tragedy, which took the lives of promising young people heading to a hockey tournament. Travelodge Saskatoon helped house the families of the survivors.
 
Marijuana misconceptions and opportunities
TORONTO — If marijuana had been legalized in the '70s, the talk would have been about smoking joints. Now that there is vaping, edibles and even cannabis-infused beverages, the discussion of the opportunities and challenges for hotels at next week's CHIC conference will be very broad in scope.

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DoubleTree YYZ stands out from the crowd
TORONTO — When Jolanta Lukus of Royal Design took on the redesign of the former Travelodge Toronto Airport in late 2016, her goals were to bring a wow factor to the property, create a destination arrival, fit into today's times and make it unique among its competitors.
Canada Connects at Wyndham Conference
LAS VEGAS — Superior Lodging Corp. had a meeting called Canada Connects, with 170 people from its 240 properties, at the Wyndham conference at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas last week.

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Knights Inns to almost double RLHC in Canada
SEATTLE, Wash. — RLHC's agreement to buy Knights Inn from Wyndham will almost double their presence in Canada. RLHC has over 30 properties here, and the Knights Inn brand will add almost 30 more in five provinces, says president and CEO Greg Mount.
 
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE April 4-14
Alberta's Employer of Choice recipients announced. Château Moncton wins Choice Hotels Canada award following major renovation. 

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Canadian teams at Young Hoteliers Summit
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Teams from Royal Roads, ITHQ, Ryerson and University of Guelph competed at the Young Hoteliers' Summit held last month. No overall winners, but participants benefited from the international experience. 

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Silver Chef: $500 million for hospitality industry
VANCOUVER — Silver Chef recently announced $500 million for Canadian hospitality businesses, to help them purchase the equipment they need to achieve their potential over the next five years. 

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OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS April 17, 2018
Colliers sells Edmonton focused-service hotel portfolio. Manga Hotels acquires the Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport. Hotel Equities to operate new Fairfield Toronto East. Alt Hotel Ottawa unveils new art collection.

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Hotel industry's Mike Jackson remembered
"[He] was a man of intellect, poise and passion. His determination and passion was felt by all of those that were blessed to work with him in any capacity," said Dr. Steve Gupta of Michael Jackson, who passed away on March 28 at the age of 63 following a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Coming Events April 17, 2018
A listing of hotel conferences and events across Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
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