Canada’s hotel construction pipeline drops slightly year-over-year

At the close of the second quarter, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the total construction pipeline in Canada stands at 253 projects/33,240 rooms, down 43 projects or 15% by projects year-over-year (YOY). While several pandemic waves have slowed Canada’s economic growth in the first half of 2021, the...
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2021 Hotelier and Design Firm of the Year Announced

This year, HD honors Kimpton’s Ave Bradley and the principals of AvroKO for their contributions to hospitality. Hospitality Design magazine is honored to announce its 2021 Hotelier of the Year and Design Firm of the Year accolades as part of the 17th annual HD Awards. This year’s awards ceremony provides an opportunity to honor, celebrate, and recognize the remarkable work achieved by people who continue to make the hospitality industry great.

Discounted rates extended at Army Hotels

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lendlease and IHG® Army Hotels, announced July 20 that it will extend the offering of the BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) rate at all 40 on-base IHG Army Hotels locations throughout the US through the end of fiscal year 2022. IHG Army Hotels first started offering this special discounted rate in March 2020.

Regent Phu Quoc – Tribute To The Legendary Past

Infusing the soul of its location, Regent Phu Quoc’s new branding commemorates the legend of King Gia Long and his defeat of the rebel army. Drawing influence from Ancient Chinese pottery and enhanced by bold, jewel tones, this stunning illustration embodies Regent’s redefined luxury. The Regent brand changed the face...
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Dual-Branded voco and Holiday Inn Hotel Planned by IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the first dual-branded voco Hotel in the United States in downtown Chicago. A Chicago landmark for over four decades, the property has long been recognized as a Holiday Inn. The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation that will include transforming a portion of the existing building into a voco Hotel.

Sonesta is Offering Up to 8,000 Bonus Points per Stay

If you are not particularly familiar with Sonesta hotels, I don’t blame you – I’m not either… But Sonesta’s portfolio of hotels is growing rapidly, mostly due to the “re-flagging” of former IHG and Marriott hotels who struggled during the COVID lockdowns. And with the major hotel chains seeming to focus more on cost-cutting than their “loyalty programs”, there might be a few readers open to considering something new.

The Ever-changing Dynamic of Family Travel During Covid Era

See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Not long ago, I wrote a post on burning all of our hotel certificates before they expire. In it I’ve mentioned that we soon plan to take the kids to an IHG Orlando resort with a waterpark. That stay had to unfortunately be cancelled due to worsening Covid situation in my state of Florida.

New Chase Transfer Partner Is Live: Points Now Move 1:1 To Air Canada Aeroplan

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IHG Rewards Rate & Bonus Promotions Update August 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG Rewards promotional opportunities, both rate and points for August 2021. Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. Of course, you can send questions and comments as well. You can access IHG here. IHG Rewards members...

Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam – Penthouse With A View Reviewed

It is great to return to Amsterdam after 5 years, a city that has 2,500 houseboats and 600 of which are moored in the historic Canal Belt. This time I am reviewing a relative newcomer to the market, the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel and I am staying in one of its best rooms the De Witt Penthouse.

IHG announces plans for InterContinental resort in Montenegro

Hospitality giant IHG will grow its presence in Montenegro after signing a deal with real estate development company Celebic Group to open the country’s first InterContinental property. Scheduled to launch in autumn 2023, InterContinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro will deliver an attractive accommodation option for visitors to the Balkans.
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Which credit cards cover baggage delays?

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. There are two types of travelers: Those who carry on all their baggage, and those who prefer to check a bag. If you check a bag, you’re familiar with the downside — sometimes your luggage isn’t there when you reach your destination. Even if the airline can tell you the location of your luggage, it still may take a while to be reunited with your bag. In the meantime you’ll be left without essential items like a change of clothing and toiletries.

London close: Stocks finish firmer as BP and banks lift FTSE

London stocks managed a positive finish on Tuesday, underpinned by well-received earnings from the likes of BP and Standard Chartered. The FTSE 100 ended the session up 0.34% at 7,105.72, and the FTSE 250 was 0.35% firmer at 23,289.65. Sterling was in the green as well, last rising 0.15% on...

FTSE 100 movers: BP gushes higher on results; Smiths Group tumbles

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 7,100.31 in afternoon trade on Tuesday. BP was the standout gainer after saying it expected to buy back about $1bn of shares each quarter and increase its dividend over the next five years as the oil company swung to a second-quarter profit. Underlying...

Castell Project and She Has A Deal launch Fortuna’s Table

ATLANTA - Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, and She Has A Deal (SHaD), a real estate investment platform that creates pathways to hotel ownership and development for women, announced the launch of Fortuna’s Table. Named after the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck, the new endeavor provides an online community filled with resources to allow diverse potential hotel owners to make their hotel ownership dreams a reality.