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    Reetu Named Chairwoman of Gupta Group

      Reetu Gupta has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking the helm of the privately owned family business with more than $1 billion in assets and more than 3,000 employees across the company’s holdings in real-estate development, hospitality, venture capital and mining. She will be succeeding her father, Dr. Steve Gupta, who she has worked closely with for more than two decades. Dr. Gupta will hold the position of executive chairman. In her new role, Gupta…

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  • Survey: Business Professionals Miss Travelling

    The majority of business professionals miss travelling for business, according to a new survey by Hilton and Morning Brew. While some have returned to travelling for work, 87 per cent of respondents say they miss hopping from city to city to pursue their work. More than 7,000 of the new site’s business readers were polled. Business travellers miss visiting new places (66 per cent), discovering local culture (41 per cent), discussing projects in person (37 per cent), and attending in-person…

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  • Urgo Hotels & Resorts Canada and Devmont Construction Open First Dual-Branded Hilton Property in Québec

    Urgo Hotels & Resorts Canada and Devmont Construction have announced the first dual-branded Hilton property in Québec, which opened on June 7, 2021. It includes Homewood Suites® by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands to offer guests the best of both worlds in terms of leisure and business travel. The unique, custom-built hotel is located in midtown Montréal, in the booming new Westbury neighbourhood only steps from dining, retail, and major city landmarks. The property offers direct access to major…

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  • Hilton Introduces Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events

    Hilton has introduced a set of hybrid solutions to address the dramatic shift away from in-person meetings and events during the pandemic. The new offerings, which will continue to evolve alongside customer needs, direct event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels while also providing them with additional resources, including an expanded ‘playbook’ with in-depth information on planning and executing small hybrid events and flexible customer offers for a more seamless contract experience. “Hilton has remained a leader in the meetings and…

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  • Hotels Sue Insurance Provider for Denying COVID-19 Coverage

    Canadian hotels have launched a class action lawsuit against Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada for being denied insurance coverage for loss of business income related to the pandemic. In a statement of claim, Lerners LLP alleges Aviva is in breach of contract when it denied the hotels’ loss of business income coverage after the federal and provincial governments declared states of emergency, restricting their business due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This applies to all hotels who were insured under a…

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  • Major Hotel Chains Require Guests Wear Face Masks  

    Just days after the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) released a Safe Stay Guest Checklist, hotel giants have extended mask requirements to guests. Marriott International, Hyatt Hotel Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, among others, now expect patrons to wear masks in all public spaces, including meeting areas, restaurants, bars and fitness centres. Previously, masks were required for employees only. “As part of our commitment to clean, we made it a brand standard that associates wear…

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