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July 9, 2019
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Guelph HFTM celebrates 50th and $1M gift
GUELPH, Ont. — The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management celebrated two special milestones during the University of Guelph’s annual Alumni Weekend held June 21-23.
 
Brian Flood: Are Canadian hotels overpriced?
TORONTO — In the current hospitality landscape, most of the country has seen substantial increases in property values over the past five years. As values have continued to rise, Cushman & Wakefield is increasingly asked, “are current values in the hospitality sector too high?” and, “are these values are sustainable?”
 
Lakeside Lodge opens at Deerhurst Resort
HUNTSVILLE, Ont. — On June 27, Lakeside Lodge earned rave reviews from media and community members who received a sneak preview of the $60 million structure. Its completion represents the rebirth of Deerhurst’s iconic waterfront experience, which has been a hallmark on Peninsula Lake since 1896.
 
DESIGN FEATURE: Inspirational Kwa'lilas Hotel
VANCOUVER ISLAND —The Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda'xw nation have built a modern boutique hotel, Kwa'lilas, in the unspoiled north of Vancouver Island. Its purpose — to present their cultural stories and artwork to visitors. And the stories they have are at once tragic and inspirational.
 
Expedia summer stats point to more mobile
TORONTO — To help Toronto hoteliers manage bookings throughout the summer season, Expedia group is presenting summer data reflecting key periods to focus on, booking information, as well as key highlights from a recent Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Survey Expedia conducted.
 
Kindred, Braven, Alchemy and Lobby Bar
EDMONTON — Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality and ICE District Properties have officially announced August 1 as the opening date of four new restaurant concepts, which will be located within the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District. 
 
ORHMA AGM team building in pictures
ALLISTON, Ont. — The ORHMA AGM held on June 29 at Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre, was followed by a team building event, where teams vied to produce the best Mexican cocktail and appetizer. Judges were ORHMA's Tony Elenis and MP Blake Richards.
 
OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS July 9, 2019
Before and after: Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver downtown. Bisha Hotel's contemporary artists. Drake Motor Inn opens in PE County, Hotel Arts has a new pool. Inn at Fortune Bridge makes its debut. The first cobranded Jin Jiang and Radisson hotel in Frankfurt.
 
PEOPLE update July 9, 2019
Andrew Salomon goes to Seattle. Jelena Mrdjenovich defends boxing title. Kalene Finnegan promoted at Fairmont Royal York. Karla Brennan joins Cherry Beach Resort. ORHMA's new board of directors. Senior management changes at Choice Hotels International.
  
NEWS BRIEFS update as of July 9, 2019
AHLA and AHSA to amalgamate. Airbnb likely removed 31,000 homes from Canadian rental market. Destination Employment pilot in Saskatchewan. Manitoba PST returns to 7 per cent. Montreal tourism satisfaction is up. Ontario funds project to end human trafficking. Taco Bell hotel completely booked in two minutes. Travelodge Canada joins Clean the World.

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THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update July 9, 2019
Easton's Group raises more than $20,000. Hilton Clean the World plans to hit 2 million bars of soap. Raptors NBA spending updates. Super 8 announces ROOM8 (pronounced roommate) competition. Guest love at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mississauga Toronto Southwest.
COMING EVENTS update July, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. 
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