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Wyndham Named Top Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts received a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmark survey and report on practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administrated by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  “At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, we’re committed to creating an inclusive work …

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IHG Announces Two Senior Marketing Appointments

Photo Courtesy: IHG ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of two senior marketing executives.  Heather Balsley has been named senior vice-president, Global Loyalty & Partnerships and Jennifer Gribble has been named senior vice-president, Global Marketing, Mainstream Brands.  “Heather and Jennifer’s appointments are critical to IHG’s growth as …

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Fairmont Launches Global Partnership with Montreux Jazz Festival

PARIS — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has launched a global partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) following a successful European pilot in 2019. Fairmont has focused its attention on nurturing musical talent and the new partnership is intended to help amplify the passion Fairmont guests have for music. The 2019 pilot …

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Wyndham Reinforces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has reinforced its commitment to help combat human trafficking. At its first global Town Hall event of the year, Wyndham today affirmed its ongoing commitment to support human-trafficking awareness and prevention efforts and announced its donation of one million Wyndham Rewards points to Polaris — …

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Accor to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics in Guest Experience

PARIS — Accor has committed to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022. “We’re aware of the significant impact we have on our planet and our responsibility to create tangible benefits for our employees, guests, …

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Hotel Industry Unites to Combat Human Trafficking

“Every person who works in a hotel has the opportunity to see something.” This was the message delivered by Rachel Norman, Prevention Development & Training specialist Covenant House Toronto, to more than 150 hotel-industry attendees at last week’s “unseen: uniting to end human trafficking” event at the Fairmont Royal York …

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Realstar Hospitality Announces Changes to Leadership Team

Photo Courtesy: Realstar Group TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality has announced changes to its senior leadership team. The restructuring aligns with the company’s plan for growth for the upcoming year. David Blades was promoted to senior vice-president, Robb Frias is the new vice-president of Operations, Ally Wesson was appointed vice-president of Marketing and Eric Barber takes on the role …

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Hilton Unveils New Tempo by Hilton Brand

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has launched Tempo by Hilton, an approachable lifestyle brand curated to serve a growing segment of “modern achievers” who seek a hotel experience reflecting their ambition. The brand combines thoughtful design and diverse lifestyle partnerships to provide hotel owners and developers with a highly scalable brand powered by an efficient service …

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CF Announces Plans for Major Real-Estate Investment at CF Pacific Centre

VANCOUVER — Preliminary work will commence in spring 2020 on Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) hotel at downtown Vancouver’s CF Pacific Centre. The new hotel will occupy the site currently operated as Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, which will cease operations at the end of January 2020. “With today’s announcement, we’re once again contributing to the fabric of the …

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