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Dec. 17, 2019
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Alberta concerns weigh on Canada's oil sector
VANCOUVER – Growing demand and emerging opportunities are the bright spots in an industry that shifted gears in 2019, those attending the Western Canadian Lodging Conference in Vancouver heard November 26.
 
Short-term rentals in spotlight at WCLC 2019
VANCOUVER – “Governments, city councils and the media are choosing to side with us when just three years earlier they thought Airbnb was the best thing to happen to communities, and hotels were too expensive,” HAC president and CEO Susie Grynol told WCLC. “But we have more work to do.”
 
Hyatt embraces modular build in Prince George
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Time is money when it comes to construction. The sooner a new hotel can welcome guests, the sooner the hotelier starts seeing a return on the investment. Modular construction is now being embraced as technology makes the planning, design and execution of projects that much easier.
 
Call centre maximizes revenue for Banff resorts
BANFF, Alta. — How does Banff Lodging Company, a leading independent resort chain, deliver an exceptional guest experience for 11 resorts? Maestro Multi-property PMS puts all the properties on one database for easy cross-selling.
 
Cobble Beach draws international car collectors
KEMBLE, Ont. — Georgian Bay has become a destination for automotive enthusiasts from around the world in recent years. Rob McLeese explains why in this Q&A article on why Cobble Beach Golf Resort launched the event in 2013.
 
Spotlight on Red Deer-based ZS Holdings
RED DEER — Zainul & Shazma Holdings Ltd. is a family owned and operated business with the goal of bringing superior hotel and restaurant experiences to AlbertaCanadian Lodging News shines the spotlight on Shazma Charania, president.
 
Expedia on travelling in the new decade
TORONTO — Expedia Group shares their predictions for 2020 and beyond, from generational and geo-economic shifts to diversity in accommodations, to redefining the airport experience. Watch out for Generation Alpha!
 
PEOPLE update Dec. 17, 2019
Ken Greene departs Radisson. Jesse Nagle joins Travelodge Canada. New appointments at Four Seasons Toronto. Peter Goudron CEO of Parq Vancouver Casino. Peter Kwong new Best Western chair. Jason Gamel is new ARDA president. Ty Speer leaves Tourism Vancouver.
  
OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS Dec. 17, 2019
Colliers sells 738-key portfolio. AHIP REIT buys 12 hotels. Bayview Wildwood joins Ascend Collection. Comfort Inn Valemount. Fairfield Belleville sale. Hazleton Hotel renovation. HIEX YYZ South breaks ground. Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Calgary changes hands. Holiday Inn Chatham Expansion. Hotel Le Clos Saint Louis sale. Le Germain Montreal gets new restaurant and bar. Sheraton Gateway Sale Announcement. Westin Prince rebrands as Pan Pacific Toronto.
  
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE Dec. 17, 2019
Chef Akira earns another Michelin Star. Days Inns partners with Curling Canada. Group Germain Hotels rack up awards. Huntingdon Manor's Ecostar Award. Microtel Val d'Or wins Best New Hotel. 

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COMING EVENTS update Dec. 17, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. BCHA Hospitality Summit. New AHLA conferences, Aspire and Ascend. 
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