Oct. 23, 2018
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CHC marks its 25th by celebrating franchisees
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Choice Hotels Canada marked its 25th anniversary with a conference in Niagara, a gala awards dinner at Ravine Vineyard and a book that celebrates its franchisees.
Parq provides new views of Vancouver
VANCOUVER — JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas Vancouver celebrated their one-year anniversary on Sept. 24. The development has unveiled a whole new convention area in Vancouver, and convention-goers are catching on.

Clique to open The Malcolm in Canmore
CANMORE, CALGARY, Alta. — Clique Hotels and Resorts continues to be an Alberta home-grown success story with seven hotels and resorts currently placed in the top ranking of Trip Advisor and a new hotel to be officially launched next month.
Best Western's Canadian winners honoured
DALLAS — Erin McKay, assistant general manager of the Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites, Fort McMurray received the Heroic Hospitality Award for Sales, and the hotel also received the prestigious MK Guertin Award. Read about the Sawridge Suites and other BW Award Winners.
DP Murphy's down-east dozen and new hires
CHARLOTTETOWN — DP Murphy now have 12 operating properties in their portfolio including one recently opened Holiday Inn Express in Moncton, N.B. and a new build Hampton Inn, P.E.I. slated to open May 2019.
Six things hoteliers should know about legal pot
TORONTO — Recreational pot is now legal — is that good news or bad news? Sherrard-Kuzz shares six things employers should know about legal pot — and provides a checklist to guide them through the new reality. 
Nik Nanos and Craig Wright kick off WCLC 2018
What’s the long term economic and political outlook for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba? What do the experts say and how does the major populous really feel?  Nik Nanos of Nanos Research and Craig Wright of RBC share their thoughts on what's in store for Canadian hoteliers.
NEWS BRIEFS update as of Oct. 23, 2018
Group Germain 30th anniversary offer sells out. Travelodge promo. Aeroplan and Le Club Accor join forces. AmEx Canadian meetings forecast. Vacation Deprivation. Feds seek input on TFW. Three-year hotel pilot trains newcomers.
Svart Norway hotel looks like a spaceship has landed in front of the Svartisen Glacier. Ramada opens its 100th hotel in Fuxian Lake, China. Pomeroy purchases Alyeska Resort. Chelsea murals honour Toronto performing arts.

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Canadian Super 8s win TripAdvisor Certificate
CALGARY — Marc Staniloff of Superior Lodging Corp. singled out the redesigned Innov8te guest rooms as one reason why so many of Canada's Super 8s achieved TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. The new rooms feature stylish furnishings and striking black and white artwork depicting local scenes.

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COMING EVENTS update Oct. 23, 2018
The Western Canadian Lodging Conference has a new venue this year. CHICOs will look at renewal and recovery in the Caribbean Nov. 8-9 in Bermuda.
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