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Cayman Islands Launches Culinary Guide

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism launched its destination Culinary Guide last week with an intimate cooking and mixology demonstration in the private event space at the LCBO Summerhill in Toronto. In celebration of the launch, Cayman culinary all-stars chef

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Recognized as SickKids Catalyst Donor

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has committed to raising $500,000 over the next five years in support of SickKids VS Limits, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian health care. The pledge brings the hotel’s commitment to The Hospital for

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Delta Hotels Brand Makes European Debut

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 223-key Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach officially launched today, marking the European debut of the Delta Hotels brand. “We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects

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Hyatt Launches Program for Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Leverage is a new global business travel program that offers special rates to qualifying small- and mid-sized enterprises at all participating Hyatt hotels worldwide. Key program benefits of participation include: 5 to 15% off standard rates at participating Hyatt

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West Reno Complete

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga are now complete, reports Atlific Hotels. “We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back

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Santa Barbara Four Seasons Reopening in June

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will reopen on June 1, 2018, following a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. The AAA five-diamond resort, which is renowned for its authentic Spanish Colonial design, was restored by a team of

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens New Property in Montreal

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Embassy Suites by Hilton has opened a new property in Montreal. The 162-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport has a 1,260-square-foot meeting room, a 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour convenience shop in the lobby, a 24-hour business centre, an on-site restaurant (West Side Social), and

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AccorHotels and Algeciras Agree to Buy Atton Hotels

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels in order to acquire the company. Under the terms of the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per cent of the management company that operates 11

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Hyatt Centric Brand Opens Second Miami Property

May 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened a new full-service lifestyle hotel in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami is situated in the first 19 floors of the new 83-storey Panorama Tower, the tallest building in Miami. Owned by Concord

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IHG Cutting Third-Party Commissions

May 10, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business Travel News is reporting that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reducing commissions from 10 percent to seven percent for group and meeting business at its properties in the United States and Canada. The commission change will be effective January

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Brantford Welcomes Opening of First New-Build Hotel in a Decade

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 110-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Brantford is now open, reports hospitality and development company Vrancor Group. The Ontario city’s first new-build hotel in nearly a decade has 900 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate events for

Opinion

Industry Insider: Pricing, Value and Commissions

May 3, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

As anyone knows who works in the event industry, in January Marriott International announced a 30 per cent reduction in commissions paid to intermediaries for bookings at all hotels in the United States and Canada. The announcement was accompanied by