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Calgary, AB – August 11, 2020 – WebRezPro cloud property management system (PMS) by World Web Technologies Inc. (WWT) announces integration with Key Data Dashboard, the leading aggregator of vacation rental market data around the world.

Hotels and resorts need clear visibility into their entire competitive space. In leisure markets, and increasingly in urban markets, vacation rentals are winning a larger share of the overall lodging spend. Hotels that have historically priced only on comparative hotel data are now turning to sources to better understand how to compete and price against these alternative accommodations.

This partnership with Key Data provides hoteliers with clear visibility into short-term rental data in the markets they operate in.

“We are excited to work with WebRezPro to deepen our growing footprint into the hotel and resort space,” said Jason Sprenkle, CEO of Key Data. “WebRezPro’s clients span a diverse and growing set of the leading operators across a mix of hotel, resort, and vacation rental platforms. Their data can add tremendous value to our overall dataset, and in turn we feel confident that we can bring tremendous value to their clients.”

The integration between Key Data Dashboard and WebRezPro PMS allows WebRezPro to automatically share real-time booking data that feeds into Key Data’s in-depth yet easy-to-understand visual reports, saving clients hours of pulling, organizing and analyzing data from various sources.

“Our partnership with Key Data Dashboard supports our goal to provide our customers with time-saving, practical solutions that help them grow revenue and their businesses,” commented Frank Verhagen, President at WWT. “Business intelligence tools are key to making strategic business decisions, especially in a highly competitive market like vacation rentals—and especially now as businesses learn to operate in the wake of COVID-19. Directly integrating WebRezPro PMS data with their Key Data Dashboard will provide property managers with accurate real-time data for sharper insights, and will save significant time compiling reports.”

 
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TORONTO, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Days Inns Canada today announced the release of its G3 prototype, giving franchisees an economical and contemporary roadmap for new-construction, accompanied by a level of support unprecedented in the business. 


Leveraging the latest trends and owner insights, the designed-in-Canada G3 blueprint features flexible layouts that integrate comfort and innovation to elevate the guest experience and profitability for owners, developers and investors. 


"To offer a revitalized hotel model, we needed to give our franchisees a floor plan that is cost-conscious and brand consistent," said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Realstar Hospitality. "Combining an attention-grabbing exterior with no-nonsense, attractive and functional interiors, G3 builds on the strong foundations of our earlier prototypes and complements our recently introduced Northern Dawn guest room refresh."


The new archetype includes a four-storey exterior façade that is sleek and incorporates a flat-roof design. The interior affords configuration and maintenance efficiencies inspired by consultations with existing owners and operators. An open lobby creates an inviting and welcoming space upon arrival. Wall-mounted headboards and desks maximize the in-room area, coupled with attractive colour schemes, abstract wall art and a modernized casegoods package that blends aesthetic appeal with purpose and versatility.


"Now more than ever, we know that it is essential to increase business to maintain financial viability. We have been working on resourceful ways and turn-key packages to move the brand forward even in challenging economic times," added Prince. 


There are presently 115 independently owned & operated Days Inn hotels in Canada with another five in the pipeline.

 
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TORONTO, ON (August 11, 2020) –With great pain and sorrow, Realstar Hospitality advises of the recent passing of Ron Grant, hospitality industry veteran and former Regional Director of Franchise Development, Western Canada.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened," said Irwin Prince, President & COO of Realstar Hospitality. "Ron's passion and knowledge of the industry were inspirational to everyone who knew him."

Having retired at the end of last year, during Ron's 25 years with Realstar Hospitality, he focused on the development of the Days Inn and Motel 6 brands in Western Canada. Throughout his 50 years in the hospitality industry, Ron developed countless friendships across the country, a testament to his love of people, travel and the hotel business.

Ron passed away on July 31, 2020, at the age of 70, while at his cottage near Sudbury, Ontario, a sanctuary on the lake where he enjoyed spending summers.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Dianne, daughter Samantha, son-in-law Luke, grandchildren Alexandria, Hunter and Ruby Kate, son Carson, daughter-in-law Brandi, and grandson Calvin, many nieces and nephews, extended family in Ontario and numerous business associates.

 
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BETHESDA, MD (AUGUST 11, 2020) – Following the announcement of Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean and Global Cleanliness Council, Marriott has introduced digital content about redefined processes and reimagined spaces guided by cleanliness experts and best practices to help hosts, organizers and attendees plan and execute meetings and connect with confidence 

Recognized as an industry leader for quality and exacting standards for over 93 years, Marriott is introducing changes which include enhanced sanitation guidelines, new operational training for associates, and increased use of conference technologies to ensure that customers are able to come together when they are ready. Meeting planners may now reference a series of new materials including an informational video, customer stories and resources that provide additional context and information for designing successful events in the current environment. Available today on MarriottBonvoyEvents.com, these tools illustrate Marriott’s approach to delivering high-quality meeting experiences across its full portfolio of hotels and resorts. 

“Our Commitment to Clean is guiding everything from how we keep our guests and associates safe to how we begin to welcome back event and meetings business,” said Ray Bennett, Chief Global Officer, Global Operations, Marriott International and Chair of the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council. “Our Global Cleanliness Council is working with us to tackle the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and what that means for an event or meeting at a hotel. Having experts in the area of hygiene, food safety, infectious disease, and infection prevention has been enormously beneficial in helping us think through everything we can do to support organizations as they begin to envision, plan and execute future meetings and events of all sizes.”  


The Planning Process 

The primary focus of the hotel events teams is to help our planners understand what a meeting in today’s environment will look like and ensure they can do their jobs swiftly and easily with events designed to serve their meeting objectives. From planning through contracting, the hotel teams consult with clients to review new practices including social distancing of attendees, and enhanced offerings such as virtual/hybrid meetings, contactless registration, and catering solutions. The Marriott Bonvoy Events’ portal houses best practices, testimonials, and visuals of actual meetings to bring the experience to life for the experts pulling the meetings together.   

The Marriott Bonvoy Events team has created a series of physically distant floor plans that enable event planners to visualize room configurations that allow for socially distant gatherings while still supporting the meeting’s purpose and goals. Consultations, pre-convention meetings and site tours can all be conducted virtually and adapted to include hygiene and safety briefings. 

Meeting & Events  

Attendees can anticipate the following adjustments during meetings and events at Marriott properties: 

  • Across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International requires all associates wear a face covering as a part of their uniform. 
  • Across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International requires all guests to wear a face covering. 
  • Seating capacities have been reduced according to local laws and government regulations specific to each market, and where possible, outdoor spaces will be utilized. 
  • Frequent and more in-depth cleaning is conducted to disinfect meeting spaces and high-touch areas such as elevator buttons, doorknobs, and handrails as often as every hour. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout meeting spaces.  

Meals & Breaks 

Redesigned food and beverage experiences follow recommended standards of service and food safety. Both meals and breaks are set in dedicated, socially distanced spaces reserved for a specific event and its attendees, to prevent co-mingling with other groups. Catering menus are also being adjusted to include a wide range selection tailored to group size, including new options for individually pre-packaged meals, canned and bottled beverages, and plated service. Buffets will also be modified to include servers, shields, hand sanitization and queue management. Hotels are also leveraging technology and digital solutions to create contactless service where appropriate, such as the use of QR codes and digital menus. Non-essential items, such as linens, pre-set plates and glassware, and décor will also be removed.  

“Marriott International continues to work in collaboration with industry organizations, such as the Events Industry Council, to find ways to instill trust and confidence in meetings and events,” said Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization for Marriott International. “We look forward to welcoming back customers and guests for the exceptional experiences that our company is known for in a safe and clean environment.  Cleanliness and service has always been our hallmarks and now those deep convictions are more important than ever.” 

Marriott International is, as always, committed to providing the best possible meeting and event experience across its wide range of accommodations and venues, while addressing the unique concerns of this time. For more information and resources related to Marriott International’s enhanced meeting and event offerings, visit www.marriottbonvoyevents.com.

 

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