Hotels

Doormen work at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Real estate firm CBRE says Canadian hotels will return to pre-pandemic revenues next year, two years ahead of its previous forecast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Hotels to rebound to pre-pandemic revenues in 2023, two years ahead of forecast: CBRE

Canadian hotels should end 2022 at 92 per cent of the revenue per available room achieved in 2019

 

Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa was fifth on the list of Tripadvisor’s top-rated Canadian stays. (Courtesy of Magnolia Hotel and Spa)

Three Greater Victoria hotels make top-25 list of highest-rated Canadian stays

B.C. properties well represented on Tripadvisor’s top 25 hotels in Canada list

 

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was third best city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Victoria hotels hit Top 10 for international travellers

Empress among a half dozen Fairmont properties on the Travel + Leisure list

 

During a day off from working as a Hawaii hotel housekeeper, Luz Espejo poses for a photo in her neighborhood in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The hotel in the tourist mecca Waikiki where she works is among the many other hotels across the United States that are limiting daily housekeeping service, making what was already one of the toughest jobs in the hospitality industry even more grueling. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

Industry says it is responding to what guests want

During a day off from working as a Hawaii hotel housekeeper, Luz Espejo poses for a photo in her neighborhood in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The hotel in the tourist mecca Waikiki where she works is among the many other hotels across the United States that are limiting daily housekeeping service, making what was already one of the toughest jobs in the hospitality industry even more grueling. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
Destination Greater Victoria named Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites general manager Brenda Ollis recipient of the 2022 Miracle Award and Harbour Air Group CEO Randy Wright the recipient of the Life Member Award. (Photos courtesy DGV)

Longtime Greater Victoria tourism leaders honoured for career contributions

Chateau Victoria’s Brenda Ollis, Harbour Air’s Randy Wright earn prestigious awards

Destination Greater Victoria named Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites general manager Brenda Ollis recipient of the 2022 Miracle Award and Harbour Air Group CEO Randy Wright the recipient of the Life Member Award. (Photos courtesy DGV)
Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet hospitality champion honoured as Island’s top employee

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Josh Brown named Employee of the Year at Island Tourism Conference

Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Digital rendering of a newly planned luxury resort in Campbell River. Submitted photo/ Naturally Pacific Resort
Digital rendering of a newly planned luxury resort in Campbell River. Submitted photo/ Naturally Pacific Resort
The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted

Vancouver Islander named B.C. Hotelier of the Year

Old House general manager David Rooper honoured with 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Award

The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted
A stay in the penthouse at the Hotel Grand Pacific is among the prizes for the raffle attached to the Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria adds raffle to meal appeal

Prize packages feature hotel stays, restaurant gift cards; hospitality workers to benefit

A stay in the penthouse at the Hotel Grand Pacific is among the prizes for the raffle attached to the Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
Renderings show the future plan for a 20-storey hotel on the corner of Fort and Blanshard streets and upgrades to a heritage apartment next to it. (Courtesy of Merchant House Capital)

20-storey hotel approved for downtown Victoria

Hotel will occupy corner of Fort and Blanshard streets

Renderings show the future plan for a 20-storey hotel on the corner of Fort and Blanshard streets and upgrades to a heritage apartment next to it. (Courtesy of Merchant House Capital)
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was nineteenth of the best hotels in the world, as voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay hotel only Canadian destination on list of top hotels in the world

Beach-side lodging hit No. 1 in top 12 Canadian hotels

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was nineteenth of the best hotels in the world, as voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers. (Black Press Media file photo)
An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG Companies image)

Management company announced for Nanaimo’s conference centre hotel

Hotel Equities will manage Courtyard by Marriott, slated to open in the second quarter of 2022

An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG Companies image)
Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)

Application submitted for major redevelopment of former Howard Johnson hotel site in Nanaimo

City receives re-zoning application for hotel and residential project downtown

Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)
The Blue Water Maiden statue stands at the base of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., which connects to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The U.S. border agency says it does not consider COVID-19 vaccinations essential for entry purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya
The Blue Water Maiden statue stands at the base of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., which connects to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The U.S. border agency says it does not consider COVID-19 vaccinations essential for entry purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya
The Blue Water Maiden statue stands at the base of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., which connects to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The U.S. border agency says it does not consider COVID-19 vaccinations essential for entry purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya
The Blue Water Maiden statue stands at the base of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., which connects to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The U.S. border agency says it does not consider COVID-19 vaccinations essential for entry purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya
Linda Choy, server, left, and Gurmail Saroya, hotel general manager, listen as Taylor Johnson, chef for the Hub City Grill restaurant, gives a description of some of the items on the licensed dining room’s menu during a tour of the hotel Thursday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

45-room Quality Inn opens in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Architect says Nanaimo needs more small hotels in and around the downtown

Linda Choy, server, left, and Gurmail Saroya, hotel general manager, listen as Taylor Johnson, chef for the Hub City Grill restaurant, gives a description of some of the items on the licensed dining room’s menu during a tour of the hotel Thursday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Hotel Zed in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino council opposes new liquor licence for Hotel Zed

Liquor primary licence application looks like a long shot for Tofino’s newest hotel.

Hotel Zed in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was named best historic hotel worldwide in the Americas for 2020/ (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was named best historic hotel worldwide in the Americas for 2020/ (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Hotel Zed Tofino is offering free rooms to First Nations members and frontline workers wanting to self-isolate due to COVID-19. (Westerly file photo)
Hotel Zed Tofino is offering free rooms to First Nations members and frontline workers wanting to self-isolate due to COVID-19. (Westerly file photo)
Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)

Accent Inns, Hotel Zed CEO earns prestigious award

Mandy Farmer wins RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)
A one-bedroom unit at the Shangri-La in Vancouver is up on Craigslist for just $1 – but there’s a catch. (Craigslist)

A world-class Shangri-La condo in Vancouver for just $1? There’s just one catch

It’s a luxury unit in the heart of Vancouver, what could go wrong?

A one-bedroom unit at the Shangri-La in Vancouver is up on Craigslist for just $1 – but there’s a catch. (Craigslist)