May 14, 2019
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Fogo Island Inn meets Ritz-Carlton in Halifax
HALIFAX — Scott Armour McCrea's father, Ben, built the Historic Properties in Halifax; and Scott sees Queen's Marque project, well underway and due to open next year, as having similar cultural impact on the city. 
ViewPOINT addresses technology, disruption
TORONTO — Humber College's ViewPOINT celebration, held Mon. May 6 at the college, attracted 300 hospitality industry leaders to celebrate collaboration, technology and disruption at the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. 
Roger Bloss to launch cannabis wellness hotel
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Roger Bloss, the entrepreneur who grew Vantage Hotels from zero to 1,000 hotels in 15 years, has announced his cannabis wellness hotel brand, Coachill, with the first one opening in California next year.
Tulips and tapping an underserved market
OTTAWA, Ont. — Tulips are everywhere at the dual-branded Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn that recently opened in Ottawa downtown, from the gardens at the front of the hotel to etchings on glassware and tulip-shaped salt vessels. The Homewood side taps an underserved extended stay market, and is Hilton's 30th extended stay property in Canada.
Smell of fresh bacon part of HIEx breakfast
ATLANTA — Holiday Inn Express's new breakfast includes real eggs and fresh-cooked bacon. In Canada, the new breakfast kicked off by having hockey greats Doug Gilmour and Guy Carbonneau use the ingredients to show off their culinary skills. 
Summit had stellar program, lakeside location
Last month, the BC Hotel Association (BCHA) and Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) hosted the fourth annual sold-out BC Hospitality Summit at the Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, attended by over 220 top hoteliers, liquor store and pub owners and operators, and hospitality industry vendors. Marketplace a hit with Summit Suppliers.
Stand Up, Stand Out at Summit #3
TORONTO — Statistics Canada released a report last week saying that just 19.4 per cent of corporate board members are women and 57 per cent of boards have no female members. With such discouraging numbers, this years Women in Tourism and Hospitality Summit to be held May 26-27 is especially timely.
Choice Int'l. attracts most Canadians ever
LAS VEGAS — A total of 178 Canadians attended the Canadian reception at Choice Hotels International's Conference in Las Vegas early this month. That's the biggest turnout ever, said Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada.
Six more properties for Hotel Equities. Courtyard by Marriott event attracts premier and dignitaries. Four Seasons Montreal opened May 8. Hilton's Q1 development pipeline. Marriott launches home rentals in 100 markets. Toronto luxury reimagined at The Ritz. Comfort breaks ground in Cochrane, Ont. TownePlace Suites Fort Mac. Renovated suites at Hotel Le Crystal. 
Crescita/First Nation team up on Tru Yarmouth
BEDFORD, N.S. — Crescita Hotels & Resorts Limited Partnership announced last week that it plans to develop and manage its first Tru by Hilton in Yarmouth, N.S., through hotel development and management agreements with Acadia First Nation Yarmouth. 
PEOPLE update as of May 14, 2019
Azher Razvi new GM at Radisson Calgary Airport. David Woodward joins Tourism Calgary. Efrem Berman promoted to Radisson VP Global Loyalty. GBT's new GM, Meetings and Events. Heather McCrory now Accor CEO, North & Central America. Mo Fajro is senior hospitality consultant at Horwath HTL Montreal. Hans Stierli becomes executive chef at Sun Peaks Hotel. Patricia Morrison now regional GM TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fort McMurray. Vivek Sharma CEO at Fairmont Hot Springs. Kris Crundwell joins RLH Corp. Clark Squires now at Inspire.World.
NEWS BRIEFS update as of May 14, 2019
SHHA/SLGA has new one-day format. Four Seasons offering afternoon tea. AmEx GBT adds two million properties. Expedia says guest ratings outshine brand in hotel selection. Federal government starts removing interprovincial barriers for alcohol. Latest stats on the future tourism labour force.

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THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update May 14, 2019
Fredericton rocks: Hotels of the Year for Radisson and Choice Hotels Canada. Hilton Canada a Great Place to Work. Historic Hotels nominations. Vancouver Convention Centre celebrates 10 years.
COMING EVENTS update May 14, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. Celebrate Women in Tourism and Hospitality at the annual summit to be held in Toronto on May 26-27. SHHA/SLGA is coming to Regina, and the Hotel Investment & Inclusivity Conference by BLLA will take place in NYC.
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Colleen Isherwood, Editor
Steven Isherwood, Publisher
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