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June 23, 2020
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Hotel Equities plans to double hotels in Canada
ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities currently has 26 or 27 properties in Canada, and still plans to double that in the next two years, Joe Reardon, chief development officer told CLN.
 
HAC: Financial support and saving the summer 
OTTAWA — No one thought the pandemic would last this long, but now the hotel industry realizes that group business and mass conferences will not be taking place in the near future. "That makes leisure and tourist traffic really important this summer," HAC's Susie Grynol told CLN.
 
The impact of COVID-19 on hotel valuations
CALGARY — Industry stakeholders are justifiably concerned about hotel operations and hotel valuations in light of COVID-19. JT Dhoot and Tim TIndle provide an abbreviated case study to show how operations and valuation of a hypothetical 100-room branded limited-service suburban hotel would be affected. 
 
Saskatchewan enters Phase 3 of recovery
SASKATOON — Jim Bence, president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association talked with CLN what it means for the hospitality industry now that the province has entered Phase 3.
 
What golf courses look like post-pandemic
ORILLIA, Ont. — While some key areas of Ontario were stuck in Stage 1 of reopening, golf courses had opened for business. That business looks different from last year, Shane Bage of Resorts of Ontario reports. 
 
Canadians' love of routine could save tourism
A national survey of Canadians recently authored by Hill+Knowlton Strategies says that commercial airlines and hotel chains should focus on an appeal to routine and not an aversion to risk. 
 
Calgary Hotel Association looks to ancillary fees
CALGARY — The plexiglas screens, hand sanitizer stations, footprint stickers, PPE and safety measures required post-pandemic will add costs to running a hotel. Calgary Hotel Association's Sol Zia talks about ancillary fees to cover these expenses. 
 
REOPENINGS, SALES & RENOS June 23, 2020
JW Marriott Muskoka is open for business. FARO opens at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Canada's hotel pipeline is still robust, Lodging Econometrics reports.
 
PEOPLE update as of June 23, 2020
CLN's most robust PEOPLE section in months! Read about Red Lion's new president, Charles Suddaby, Joe Baker, Bruce Williams, Danica Boyd, David Steinbach, Dr. Lysa Porth, Grant MacDonald and Hugo Germain.
 
A Tribute to Bob Pomeroy, Pomeroy Lodging
The Canadian hotel industry has lost one of its legendary entrepreneurs. William Robert Pomeroy, also known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 72 years.
 
NEWS BRIEFS update as of June 23, 2020
Choice Gold and Platinum Award recipients. Motel 6 Clean@6. Trump's 4K to Travel idea. Hilton CleanStay. IHG updates travel cancellation policy. Destination Indigenous Campaign.
 
STR Canada results week ending June 13
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for 7-13 June 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant level of year-over-year declines.
 
COMING EVENTS update June 23, 2020
CHIC has been postponed until next spring, but so far WCLC and HAC are going ahead as planned. AHLA's Ascend Conference will be virtual this year. 
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