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June 11, 2019
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Canadian Hotels celebrate Raptormania!
CANADA — Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco may soon be serving Canadian wine and handing out maple cookies and treats — dressed in Raptors gear — if Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. IHG GMs in Toronto and San Francisco have a friendly wager too. Easton's Group has teamed up with MLSE LaunchPad to raise money to send kids to camp. And it's been a slam dunk for Canadian bars as well, according to data from Moneris. 

 
3Bridges Great Falls complex to redefine Niagara
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Vancouver's 3Bridges Properties will incorporate historic Loretto Academy in its plans to redefine Niagara Falls with a luxury hotel and limited edition residences on the site.
 
How to land that big fat Indian wedding
CALGARY — A little cultural understanding can go a long way in establishing relationships with clients of Indian background. Marriott's director, Multicultural Affairs, Seema Jain was on hand in Calgary for Cultural Training 101. 
 
Hilton's next 100 years should be phygital
MCLEAN, Va. — Over the past 100 years Hilton's innovations include room service, A/C, direct dial phones and TVs. The next 100 will start by focusing on integrating physical and digital innovations, a.k.a. "phygital," says Hilton's Danny Hughes. Hilton's 100th celebrations included random acts of kindness and hospitality in Canada and worldwide.
 
WITH Summit moves needle on gender diversity
On May 27, 2019, nearly 300 industry stakeholders gathered at the third annual Women in Tourism & Hospitality (WITH) Summit to move the needle forward on gender diversity with a sentiment to “Stand Up and Stand Out”. Elizabeth Smith of HAC provides this report for Canadian Lodging News.
 
Renovating in the midst of Montreal revival
MONTREAL— Renovations at Montreal's iconic Château Champlain hotel are part of an ongoing revival in the city thanks to the efforts of the city's hotel and tourist associations. And leveraging Marriott's 3,000 Montreal hotel rooms will help promote the city as a group business destination.
 
 
SHHA: How Gens Y and Z affect restaurants
REGINA — The really good news is that two thirds of our population are foodies who like to eat out often, but eating out is undergoing a sea change, according to Roberto Sarjoo and Greg Prokopowich at the SHHA/SLGA Conference May 28.
 
Event experiences for the modern attendee
Attendees today are increasingly sophisticated and technologically savvy. Merely functional events aren’t enough any more; event planners need to step back from the basic logistics they become tangled in and evaluate what will make their events memorable and deliver experiences that have a lasting impact on the attendees.
 
OPENINGS, SALES AND RENOS May 28, 2019
Canadian pipeline remains strong. Belmont Vancouver's Millennial Makeover. Choice Hotels Canada welcomes Bayside Resort. Comfort Inn & Suites Napanee. First guitar-shaped hotel. Hotel Equities adds Canmore property. Lakeside Golf Resort near Saskatoon. New Motel 6 near Victoria Airport. TownePlace Suites Hamilton breaks ground.
 
ORHMA: CAFP, OHI and a North Bay chapter
MISSISSAUGA — ORHMA has announced that it will integrate both the OHI and CAFP. "Both OHI and CAFP have a proud legacy through the work that has been accomplished over the years especially in workforce development," ORHMA's Tony Elenis told CLN. In other news, there is a new ORHMA chapter in North Bay, Ont. 
 
 
PEOPLE update as of June 11, 2019
Three new appointments at Choice Hotels Canada. Brendon Ainscow new GM HIEx Toronto Downtown. Chrissy Dizon joins Hyatt Canada team. John Davison new president and CEO Four Seasons. Kieran Roberts now GM Broadview Hotel, Toronto. Jennifer Schneider is VP Radisson Revenue Optimization. True Key promotes Sheri Madill.
 
NEWS BRIEFS update as of June 11, 2019
Largest ever Indigenous delegation at Rendez-Vous. Small Canadian hotels are digital-savvy. Fire cancels hospitality classes at Georgian College. Help wanted in Canada's Rocky Mountain Resorts. Hotels.com supports World Pride. Restaurants Canada and PEI form partnership. St. Eugene's cultural training. Sir Sam's Ontario's first cannabis-friendly hotel.

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THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update June 11, 2019
Best Bar None winners in Toronto and Ottawa. Wyndham's Ballotti gets Silver Plate Award. Living Water Resorts receives THRC Distinguished HR Award. Three Motel 6's honoured by TripAdvisor. Tony Fernandes joins CCFCC Honour Society.
COMING EVENTS update June 11, 2019
Read about upcoming conferences and trade shows across Canada and North America. 
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