May 28, 2019
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Best Western's first Canadian GLō in Kanata
KANATA, Ont. — Earlier this month, Best Western celebrated the Canadian arrival of its modern and energetic boutique brand, GLō in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa. Owner Arif Shariff conducted market research among millennial friends and family to help choose the brand.
CHIC: How Canada's skyscapes are changing
TORONTO — Investors are looking at smart ways to enter high-barrier entry markets like Toronto, Vancouver and to some degree Montreal. How do hotel companies find the right mixed-use projects to integrate themselves into what makes economic sense for all constituents? One of the panels at CHIC 2019 came up with some possible solutions.
Travelodge Canada adds three new properties
CALGARY — Recent Travelodge Canada hotel openings include Travelodge by Wyndham Blairmore, Alberta; Travelodge by Wyndham Cochrane, Ontario; and Travelodge by Wyndham Riguad, Quebec. 
Marriott YYZ reno pivotal for Royal Design
TORONTO — Morguard-owned Marriott Toronto Airport is enjoying a pause between renovations, with public areas and the pool completed and guest room renovations coming soon. For Jolanta Lukas, the initial design work was pivotal.
Hyatt plans 20 more Canadian hotels by 2022
Hyatt expects to double its brand presence in Canada by 2022 with the opening of more than 20 new hotels. Scott Richer says this will include first Hyatt House and Hyatt Centric hotels in Canada and the first Hyatt hotels in Niagara Falls, as well as Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Andaz and Hyatt Place properties.
Concord Hospitality update with Nick Kellock
OTTAWA — Concord Hospitality is the operator of the Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn dual branded hotel in downtown Ottawa. Canadian Lodging News caught up with Nick Kellock, COO, at the hotel earlier this month.
New Autograph Collection hotels in the pipeline
TORONTO — Marriott's Autograph Collection of Hotels is gaining traction in Canada with five open hotels, and four more signed or under construction. CLN sat down with Marriott's Paul Loehr at CHIC to find out more about Autograph in Canada.
Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, NYC
NEW YORK — Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition will feature engaging, provocative on-stage content around the roles of investment in the sphere of boutique hospitality — providing a refreshing take on the investment conference.
Brian Leon looks at Choice Canada development
TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada deals are coming fast and furious — with openings of Ascend Collection hotels in Thunder Bay and Vancouver, a Rodeway Inn in Pikogan, Que., and more planned. Choice president Brian Leon expects 20 new Choice hotels in 2019.
Victor's new private dining room. Aimbridge enters Canadian market. Fairfield Hotel reinvention. Four Seasons Vancouver Mural Wall. Home2 Suites Brampton now open. Hotel Equities' new Canadian office. IHG introduces Atwell Suites. Walper Hotel renovations. Taco Bell is opening a hotel.
David Lund: RevPAR versus GOPPAR
What’s important and what people are talking about for metrics is always changing — albeit slowly, says hotel financial coach David Lund. Inside the current look is the driver for how we operate. For the longest time RevPAR has been the king. However, it was not always that way and Lund thinks it’s time for the king to move on. 
PEOPLE update as of May 28, 2019
Aaron Laurie joins Marriott development team. Mark Moffatt joins the Broadview Hotel. Michelle Dias promoted at IHG. Scott de Savoye is interim GM at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel & Spa. Trevor St. Louis is now controller at Hockley Valley Resort and Adamo Estate Winery.
NEWS BRIEFS update as of May 28, 2019
HAC on taxation of e-commerce. Hotels close due to Norvirus. IHG 20 per cent off sale. Adapting to Bill 148 in Ontario. Millennials and Gen X don't regret travel debt. Motels are cool again! Pangea Pod hotels uses RFID wristbands. Sherrard Kuzz training portal.

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THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update May 28, 2019
Chelsea's garage sales add up! GTHA Spirit Awards. Chef Paul Moran wins Top Chef Canada. ORHMA Simcoe Gala winners. RLH Corp launches Bright Innovations Award.
COMING EVENTS update May 28, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. Stay Boutique's Hotel Investment & Inclusivity Conference by BLLA will take place in NYC.
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Colleen Isherwood, Editor
Steven Isherwood, Publisher
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