August 13, 2019
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Superlatives abound: Andaz comes to Yorkville
TORONTO — When The One at One Bloor West in Toronto opens in 2022, it will feature an Andaz Hotel. This will be the tallest building in Canada, with a foundation that goes 150 feet underground. 
Canada's hotel construction hits all-time high
PORTSMOUTH, NH—Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the close of the second quarter of 2019, the total construction pipeline in Canada hit an all-time high with 273 projects/35,787 rooms. Construction pipeline projects are up 14 per cent and rooms are up a lofty 20 per cent year-over-year (YOY). 
Marriott showcases Trey Ratcliff's photos
TORONTO, MONTREAL — Marriott International worked with renowned photographer, Trey Ratcliff, this summer on his "Rediscovering the Americas" tour visiting 10 Canadian and U.S. locations including Toronto and Montreal. The idea was to have him explore these cities to capture beautiful destination photography and videos.
Building Cobble Beach Golf Resort
KEMBLE, Ont. — It all started in 1998, when Rob McLeese was looking to buy a cottage in Muskoka, Ont. — 365 feet of shore with a run-down cottage. His dad proposed an alternative — just under 600 acres with 1.25 miles of waterfront north of Owen Sound, Ont. — and that is what they purchased.
Registration now open for VO-Con 2019
WHISTLER, B.C. —  CVOA has recently opened up registration for its 2019 VO-Con conference, which will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler, B.C., Sept. 23-25. 
AHLA: keeping guests safe from CO leaks
Recently, a Winnipeg hotel experienced a carbon monoxide leak that sent 46 guests and staff to hospital. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but the outcome could have been much worse. Here is some information from AHLA to help keep guests safe.
COMMENT: Bye bye itty bitty bottles
IHG made the news by saying it will replace those miniature toiletries with bulk-size products in its 5,600 hotels and 843,000 guest rooms by 2021. A great move — but editor Colleen Isherwood voices some ideas on how to get it right...
Guests vs. pests fight heats up in summer
Warmer weather means more time travelling, vacationing and exploring the great outdoors. But while guests are busy relaxing and enjoying higher temperatures, pests are slowly crawling out of their hiding places in your hotel.
SAGE Holdings Canada purchases two Quebec hotels. Corporate Stays acquires 20 units at The Underwood. Fairfield Inn and Suites now open in Edmonton. Hostellerie Baie Bleue gets federal funding. InterContinental Toronto presidential suite and spa. New lodgings in Quebec. 
PEOPLE update August 13, 2019
Andrew Craig moves to Hawaii. Calgary Hotel Association seeks new executive director. Harry McWatters passes away. Ian Goard promoted at Hotel Grand Pacific. Linda Crouch leaves HAC. Melissa Boisvert joins AHLA. Statia Elliot and Dr. Chris Choi have new positions at UofG.
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update Aug. 13, 2019
Best Western first in guest satisfaction. Super 8s win TripAdvisor awards. Destination Employment grads. Days Inns' summer promo. Fogo Island among world's top 10 Great Hotels. La Châine des Rôtisseurs comes to Calgary. Marriott Bonvoy gets top rankings. Microtel and Wingate win JD Power Awards.

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COMING EVENTS update Aug. 13, 2019
VO-Con is fast approaching. Get details on BC Liquor Conference, AHQ, CHICOS, WCLC and SAHIC 2019. Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. 
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Colleen Isherwood, Editor
Steven Isherwood, Publisher
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