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The Westin Prince Hotel Rebranding to Pan Pacific Toronto

SINGAPORE — Pan Pacific Hotels Group is expanding its footprint in North America with the rebranding of The Westin Prince Hotel to Pan Pacific Toronto. This addition will mark the company’s fifth hotel in North America, joining other hotels in Vancouver, Whistler, B.C. and Seattle. “We are delighted to fly …

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The Hazelton Hotel to Embark on Major Renovation

TORONTO — The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto has announced a forthcoming renovation project that will include a transformed guest experience and a renewed approach to food and beverage at chef Mark McEwan’s signature ONE Restaurant. The hotel and restaurant will remain open during the renovation, which is set to be …

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Banner Year for Air Canada Capped With Award Win

MONTREAL — Air Canada closed 2019 strong with another award win. This time the company was named Best North American Airline for International Travel for the 12th consecutive year at the 2019 Best Business Travel Awards. The award is handed out by readers of Business Traveler USA, who invites its readers …

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Germain Hotels Racks up Awards

Photo Courtesy: Groupe Germain MONTREAL — Germain Hotels and its leaders were the recipients of multiple awards this fall — at both the individual and company levels. Early in November, the Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec held its Excellence Awards, where Christiane and Jean-Yves Germain received the 2019 Grand …

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Huntingdon Manor Hotel Wins Greenest Lodging Award

facebook/@huntingdonhotel VICTORIA — During the fifth-annual Ecostar Awards held in Victoria late last month, the Huntingdon Manor Hotel and Pendray Inn and Tea House captured the prize for Greenest Lodging. The award acknowledges a lodging business that has demonstrated initiatives to reduce waste, energy consumption, water usage, pollution and greenhouse-gas …

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Red Lion Hotels Name Interim CEO

Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane DENVER, Colo. — Red Lions Hotels Corporation (RLH) announced John J. Russell Jr. as the company’s interim CEO. Russell, a 40-year veteran of the hospitality industry, was most recently president and Chief Operating Officer of Sentry Hospitality. “It’s my pleasure to welcome John to …

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Airbnb Launches Billet Day to Support Canadian Hockey Youth

By Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons TORONTO — Airbnb launched Billet Day on December 2 with a $25,000 donation to the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) Legacy Fund, which provides financial support to families who can’t afford the costs of minor hockey for their children. …

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