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    Choice Hotels Partners with Green Key

      In a significant move to bolster sustainability within the hospitality industry, Green Key Global has partnered with Choice Hotels Canada, one of the country’s leading hotel franchisors. This collaboration extends preferential access to Green Key Global’s esteemed sustainability certification program to Canadian properties. “I am thrilled to witness the extension of our sustainability certification program to Choice Hotels Canada. This partnership is a testament to our shared commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” said Anick Levesque, managing director, Green Key Global.…

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    Marriott Appoints New Canadian Leaders

      Marriott International has appointed two new members to its Canadian senior leadership team. Susie Grynol will join as market vice-president, Eastern Canada. She most recently served as CEO at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Keri Robinson will assume the position of area vice-president, U.S. Western Mountain Pacific and Western Canada, expanding her current responsibilities. Both positions will report to Paul Cahill, senior vice-president, Canada Operations. “We are thrilled to welcome Susie and Keri to our Canadian leadership team.…

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  • HAC

    HAC Honours Four Award Winners

      The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) honoured four distinguished recipients with an Award of Excellence at its 2022 HAC Conference. Each year, HAC recognizes members who have achieved significant accomplishments and demonstrated the finest in professionalism, quality, and excellence in the hotel industry. “Recipients of HAC’s Awards of Excellence share a commitment to enhancing guest experiences, each leaving a significant impact on the hotel industry through their efforts. Together, we proudly celebrate their remarkable achievements,” said Susie Grynol, president…

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    Hotel Association Elects First Female Chair

      The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced that Sara Glenn, CEO, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Accor North America has been appointed as chairwoman of the board. Glenn makes history as the first ever female chair of HAC. “The Hotel Association of Canada has been critical to the survival of Canada’s hotel industry over the past two years, and I am honoured to serve as chair. I am looking forward to working with our board, the HAC…

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    Hotel Association of Canada welcomes Adrienne Foster

    The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced the appointment of Adrienne Foster as vice-president, policy and public affairs. In her new role, Foster will spearhead the industry’s recovery efforts including a focus on public policy that supports tourism and hospitality growth, urgency and attention on the labour crisis and ensuring a level playing field amongst all accommodation providers. Foster has championed the travel industry in Canada for more than 10 years. With both public and private sector experience, she…

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  • Nearly Two-Thirds of Businesses Most Impacted by COVID will not Survive

    Sixty per cent of Canada’s hardest hit businesses will not survive to the end of the year if the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) supports are not renewed beyond their June 5 deadline. This is according to a March survey released by the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, an industry-driven group of more than 100 stakeholders representing a variety of sectors, including tourism, travel, arts and culture, events and festivals, accommodation and hospitality. “Our…

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    MMBC to Host Free Canada-Wide Event

    Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC) will host a free virtual event on April 8, in support of Global Meetings Industry Day. Geared to government decision-makers, media and industry professionals, the theme of the 90-minute webinar is ‘We’re Ready.’ It will emphasize the industry’s readiness to reopen the travel, meetings and business events economy when restrictions are lifted. The event will feature industry leaders from across the country, including Destination Canada, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Convention Centres of Canada,…

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  • What it’s Like to Open a Hotel during the Pandemic

    Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it’s had on Canada’s hospitality and travel industries, several brave brands have forged ahead with ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new hotels. This includes Vancouver-based Northland Properties Corp., which opened not one but two hotels last month, though the celebratory occasions were more low-key. On Sept. 8, the company introduced its first Signature-branded hotel, Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel, in Saskatchewan. On the same day, Atlantic Canada welcomed the Sutton Place Hotel Halifax. “We are…

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  • Tax deadline day: Hotels call on federal government to ensure Airbnb pays fair share

    On tax deadline day, the Hotel Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to take real action to address tax avoidance in the digital space. Despite the rapid growth of out of country digital platforms like Airbnb, the government has not taken steps to collect the taxes they should. “As Canadians across the country file their returns on tax day, it is important that we look at who isn’t paying taxes,” said Susie Grynol, President of the Hotel Association of Canada. “Online…

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