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)

Four Vancouver Island hotels make 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)

Five B.C. hotels hit Canada’s Top 10 for international travellers

Victoria’s Empress, Hotel Vancouver among a 6 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)
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

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)
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
Guests of Hotel Zed Tofino can play with a custom driftwood VW interactive van by Drifted Creations. The engine is even made of driftwood. (Submitted photo)

Hotel Zed Tofino earns spot on ‘Finest Hotels’ list

“We are floored by this. It is a completely unexpected and great honour

Guests of Hotel Zed Tofino can play with a custom driftwood VW interactive van by Drifted Creations. The engine is even made of driftwood. (Submitted photo)
Hotel Zed staff and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations hereditary Chiefs and elders gather for a meal at Roar restaurant on June 10. (Blushing Bride Studio photo)

Hotel Zed Tofino hosts ceremony for hereditary chiefs

“We are grateful to the Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples for allowing us to be on their land”

Hotel Zed staff and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations hereditary Chiefs and elders gather for a meal at Roar restaurant on June 10. (Blushing Bride Studio photo)
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
Hotel Zed Tofino has won a Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Award. (Westerly file photo)

Hotel Zed Tofino wins commercial building award

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board holds virtual gala.

Hotel Zed Tofino has won a Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Award. (Westerly file photo)
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)
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)
Hotel Zed in Tofino is seeking a new liquor licence that would allow service until 2 a.m. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Concerns pour in as Tofino’s Hotel Zed requests new liquor licence

Hotel Zed hopes to score a liquor licence that would allow service from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Hotel Zed in Tofino is seeking a new liquor licence that would allow service until 2 a.m. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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)
Is this the future or the past? Marketing VP Trina Notman and Hotel Zed Tofino GM Britt Chalmers lean on the hood of a 1970s Kingswood Estate Chevy. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Hotel Zed opens in Tofino

Tofino’s newest resort is a 1970s time capsule

Is this the future or the past? Marketing VP Trina Notman and Hotel Zed Tofino GM Britt Chalmers lean on the hood of a 1970s Kingswood Estate Chevy. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)

Tofino’s Crystal Cove crowned top family destination for second year in a row

TripAdvisor has announced the recipients of its Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards.

Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)
Naden Abenes was laid off from her jobs as a room attendant at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver when the pandemic hit. She now worries about what will happen when government assistance ends. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Laid-off B.C. hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection

Laid-off workers not sure what they’ll do when government support programs end

Naden Abenes was laid off from her jobs as a room attendant at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver when the pandemic hit. She now worries about what will happen when government assistance ends. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Tofino mayor Josie Osborne hopes residents and visitors will be kind to one another as the community navigates through the reopening of the tourist economy in June. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino mayor urges “kindness” as tourism reopens

“Health and safety matters to everyone.”

Tofino mayor Josie Osborne hopes residents and visitors will be kind to one another as the community navigates through the reopening of the tourist economy in June. (District of Tofino photo)
This closed sign at Black Rock Resort will be removed on June 15 as the West Coast is preparing to welcome tourists back next month. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Resorts in Tofino and Ucluelet prepare to reopen in June

“We need to get the tourist economy in our communities back up and running.”

This closed sign at Black Rock Resort will be removed on June 15 as the West Coast is preparing to welcome tourists back next month. (Andrew Bailey photo)