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Sept. 10, 2019
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CHIL Design remakes Delta Calgary Downtown
CALGARY — The property formerly known as Delta Bow Valley, a quintessential business hotel, has a new name and a new vibe thanks to the efforts of CHIL Design, collaborating with Marriott's in-house design experts.
 
Cindy Schoenauer on soft brands in Canada
VANCOUVER — There are a total of 18 soft brand hotel options in Canada offered by nine brands (Accor, Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Red Roof, Radisson, and Wyndham), says Cindy Schoenauer of Cushman & Wakefield. That's an estimated 35 hotels and growing... 
 

   
DoubleTree growth + Five Feet to Fitness
MCLEAN, Va. — DoubleTree global head Shawn McAteer says DoubleTree is a versatile brand for Canada, with seven more coming by the end of next year. A new in-room fitness option adds to the brand's appeal.
 
Mediocre marks for provincial liquor policies
TORONTO — For the third time since 2015, Restaurants Canada has taken stock of liquor policies impacting foodservice and hospitality businesses from coast to coast in its biennial Raise the Bar report. Marks for provincial liquor policies were not stellar. Alberta received the highest rating, a B, while New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador were at the bottom of the class with a D- rating.
 
Hotel Capital Connection returns to Toronto
TORONTO — Remember Hotel Capital Connection? It has returned after a four-year hiatus, giving hotel owners, lenders, lawyers and tax experts a chance to network and learn. The name has been shortened to HC², and the event will take place Oct. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto.
 
Robotic Parking saves space, time and money
When builders, developers and architects are looking to make the best use of income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects streamlining parking space is especially when land is limited or expensive.  Technical writer Del Williams says Robotic Parking is one innovative solution...
 
Meet Xavier Gret, Association Hôtellerie Québec
MONTREAL — Association Hôtellerie Québec has been in business since 1949 — 70 years! They have more than 500 members and represent 60 per cent of the total number of rooms in the province's 1,400 hotels. CLN interviewed its president and CEO, Xavier Gret, on a recent trip to Montreal. 
 
Largest Travelodge serves downtown Montreal
MONTREAL — At 244 rooms, Travelodge is the largest of the brand in Canada. Situated in downtown Montreal, it has catered to tourists and families, but with its extensive renovations, the hotel now attracts more business people seeking an economical option in a central location.
 
 
PEOPLE update September 10, 2019
Steve Giblin moves from hotels to cannabis. Ron Pellerine goes to MTCC. Graham Twomey now at CLIQUE. Heidi Pawlyshyn joins Palm. Julienne Smith is IHG EVP development. New hires at InterContinental Montreal. New faces at Centennial College.
  
OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS Sept. 10, 2019
Burger Theory showcased at Holiday Inn Mississauga West. Thompson Hotel to become 1 Hotel Toronto. Comfort on its way to Carleton Place. New build Comfort opens in Goderich. Hamptonality comes to Charlottetown. Holloway sells two N.S. hotels. Four Seasons Whistler renovations. Norwood Winnipeg features new F&B. SureStay comes to Castlegar, B.C.
 
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update Sept. 10, 2019
DoubleTree cookie to be baked in space. ORHMA starts Sarnia Lambton Chapter. Living Water Resorts supports marathon. Travelodge TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Crowne Plaza YYZ to raise money for Culinary Olympics.  Christiane Germain and Michelle Obama.

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COMING EVENTS update Sept. 10, 2019
Key details for VO-Con, BC Liquor Conference, HC², AHQ, CHICOS, WCLC and SAHIC 2019. Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. 
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