cari bower 200wVANCOUVER, January 8, 2018: Fairmont Vancouver Airport is pleased to announce the appointment of Cari Bower as Director, Leisure Sales. Based in Toronto, she will oversee the leisure and entertainment markets for the award-winning hotel that has been ranked #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the past six out of seven years by Skytrax.
Bower began her hospitality career in Vancouver, BC in 1990 and has worked in a variety of progressive sales and operation positions that include Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and Pan Pacific Vancouver. In 2002, she was part of the opening team for Opus Hotel as senior corporate sales manager, and then moved to Fairmont Vancouver Airport in 2005 as director of business travel.
She relocated to Toronto and in 2013 became an agency sales executive with Hilton Worldwide. Bower holds a diploma in Marketing Management (Associates Degree) from BCIT.


About Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Ranked #1 Airport Hotel in North America by SkyTrax in 2017 and six of the past seven years, the hotel is located 90 steps from the US Departures Level of the Vancouver International Airport. Triple-paned glass provides the ultimate in soundproofing with views that overlook the runway and North Shore Mountains. The health club has a full fitness centre with an indoor mechanized lap pool, and a day spa that offers specialties like an oxygen facial and jet lag recovery massage. The award-winning restaurant serves all day

breakfast and has a signature "Jetsetter" tea, a low caffeine blend specifically designed to aid time travel woes. Complimentary BMW bicycles are provided to explore the adjacent dykes and beaches, and the seasonal Fishing Valet provides assistance to guests (and their catch) as they return from fishing expeditions.

About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10 000 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit


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Hotels in the U.S. recorded a 5.3 percent increase in GOPPAR in November, in spite of an uplift in costs, which included a 9.5 percent increase in labor costs on a per available room basis, according to the latest worldwide poll of full-service hotels from HotStats.

The year-on-year increase in RevPAR at hotels in the U.S. was steady, with growth recorded in both room occupancy (+1.3 percentage points), to 74.8 percent, as well as achieved average room rate (+1.7 percent) to $201.52. 

Increases in non-rooms revenues, which included food/beverage (+3.7 percent) and conference/banqueting (+4.0 percent), in addition to the 3.5 percent increase in rooms revenue, contributed to the 4.1 percent year-on-year increase in TrevPAR to $246.81.

Although the year-on-year growth painted a positive picture of performance, TrevPAR levels were approximately $36 behind the performance in October, further highlighting the stand out performance, but were also 2.3 percent behind the year-to-date performance for hotels in the U.S. at $252.42.

Profit & Loss Key Performance Indicators – U.S. (in USD)

November 2017 v November 2016

RevPAR: +3.5% to $150.76

TrevPAR: +4.1% to $246.81

Payroll: + 1.8 pts to 35.8%

GOPPAR: +5.3% to $87.68

While payroll levels continued their upward trajectory this month, recording a 1.8 percentage point year-on-year increase to 35.8 percent of total revenue, this was outweighed by the comfortable top line growth and enabled hotels in the U.S. to record a profit per room increase of 5.3 percent to $87.68. This was equivalent to a profit conversion of 35.5 percent. 

The growth in profit this month was also in spite of a 2.3 percent year-on-year increase in “overhead” costs, including sales/marketing (+3.7 percent) and utilities (+8.3 percent), on a per available room basis.

“November is always a challenging month of trading for hotels in the U.S. due to the timing of Thanksgiving and many people taking vacation time to spend with family around this period. Despite this, hotels in the U.S. have managed to maintain their upward trajectory to good effect this month.

With a steady increase in top and bottom line performance so far in 2017, hotels in the U.S. are on target for a third consecutive year of profit growth,” said Pablo Alonso, CEO of HotStats.  

One of the standout performances this month was in San Francisco, as hotels recorded a 20.4 percent year-on-year increase in GOPPAR to $96.41, which was primarily as a result of accommodation demand generated by the 2017 Dreamforce conference. 

Profit & Loss Key Performance Indicators – San Francisco (in USD)

November 2017 v November 2016

RevPAR: +9.8% to $216.73

TrevPAR: +8.2% to $299.05

Payroll: +1.0 pts to 43.2%

GOPPAR: +20.4% to $96.41

While hotels in San Francisco suffered a 3.4 percentage point drop in room occupancy this month, to 80.1 percent, this was more than offset by the 14.4 percent increase in achieved average room rate, to $270.59, which helped drive a 9.8 percent increase in RevPAR to $216.33.

Rate growth was achieved across most segments in November, with the greatest margin of increase recorded in the Best Available Rate (+24.7 percent), Residential Conference (+20.4 percent) and Leisure (+11.4 percent) segments.

In addition to the growth in RevPAR, increases were also recorded in food/beverage (+5.9 percent) and conference/banqueting (+5.3 percent) revenues on a per available room basis, which helped fuel the 8.2 percent increase in TrevPAR to $299.05.

“The four-day Dreamforce event is the biggest software conference in the world and reportedly had more than 171,000 registered ‘Trailblazers’ from 91 countries, fuelling demand for hotel accommodation across the city. 

Although the Moscone Center in San Francisco has been the home of the event for some years now, this year the timing of the conference shifted to November from October in 2016, which had a significant impact on the year-on-year performance of hotels in the city,” added Pablo.

Despite the strong total revenue growth, payroll levels at hotels in San Francisco increased by 1.0 percentage points this month to 43.2 percent of total revenue. This was equivalent to a 10.8 percent year-on-year increase on a per available room basis, highlighting the challenges of labor cost in the Bay City.

As a result of rising costs outpacing revenue growth, profit per room at hotels in San Francisco for year-to-date 2017 remains 6.1 percent behind the same period in 2016, at $119.17.

2017 has also been a challenging year so far for hotels in Philadelphia. After a strong start, hotels in Pennsylvania’s largest city faced a tough period of trading over the summer, as year-on-year profit per room plummeted by 25.0 percent in the period from June to September.

While November provided some respite, top line performance at hotels in Philadelphia has been challenged throughout 2017 by declining average room rate, which has dropped by 3.2 percent year-to-date, with the rate in the corporate segment providing the biggest challenge as it has plummeted by 23.2 percent in the 11 months to November 2017.

Furthermore, in line with the trend across hotels in the U.S., profit levels at properties in Philadelphia are being challenged by labor costs, which have increased by 2.2 percentage points year-to-date  to 33.8 percent of total revenue.

As a result, profit per room for year-to-date 2017, at $94.94, remains 3.6 percent behind the same period in 2016 at $98.53.

Profit & Loss Key Performance Indicators – Philadelphia (in USD)

November 2017 v November 2016

RevPAR: +3.5% to $185.44

TrevPAR: +2.4% to $262.58

Payroll: +0.9 pts to 32.3%

GOPPAR: +6.7% to $105.36


VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 20, 2017) - ONE Lodging Management Inc. (“ONE”) is proud to unveil Baymont Inn & Suites Wellington, Kan., one of 44 Oak Tree Inn hotels now converted to three of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands as part of an unprecedented agreement announced last month.
“Over the past month and a half, we’ve transitioned three or four hotels each day to a Baymont Inn & Suites®, a Travelodge®, or a Super 8® brand” says Robert Pratt, President of ONE Lodging Management. Mr. Pratt continued, “It’s all about appealing to a wider audience and Wyndham’s brand recognition, reach in the economy lodging segment, and their award-winning loyalty program will ensure our hotels stay competitive in their markets.”
Attendees for the milestone event comprised Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive team including President and CEO Geoff Ballotti as well as leadership from the company’s development team and Baymont Inn & Suites, Travelodge and Super 8 brands.  Kevin Brickner, Vice President of Development and Wyndham’s lead on establishing the unprecedented agreement, congratulated the team on the 44 successful conversions. From ONE Lodging Management’s executive team, Robert Pratt, President; Bruce Pittet, Senior Vice President of Operations; and Brett Sundstrom, Managing Director of Lodging Enterprises as well as from the hotel ownership group, Ian McAuley, President of American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP were also present for the celebratory unveiling.

Yesterday’s property unveilings included two Baymont Inn & Suites in Wellington, Kan. and Yuma, Ariz.; and one Travelodge, also in Wellington, Kan. In total, ONE Lodging Management has converted 28 hotels to Travelodge®, 15 hotels to the Baymont Inn & Suites® brand, and two hotels to Super 8® properties. One Days Inn property remaining with its existing Wyndham brand. Following the transition, ONE Lodging Management will operate 47 hotels licensed under a Wyndham brand.
“The ONE Lodging team has over 30 years of experience operating all segments of hotels across the United States and in Canada; we are confident that they are the perfect partners as we continue expanding our iconic brands with 44 new hotels to the Wyndham portfolio by year end in the places everyday travelers want to be,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.  


Greensboro, NC: Laundry product supplier Tingue ( has unveiled a line of replacement drain valves for a wide variety of continuous batch washers and coin-op washers. Designed specifically to handle these high volume, low pressure installations, the line of durable drain valves features injection molded plastic construction with integrated AC motors and motor protectors for dependable operation and high performance over a long service life with nearly zero maintenance. Easy for one laundry technician to install, the drain valves provide high performance and long life that are comparable to OEM drain valves yet are offered at a significant discount.

The line of drain valves comprises seven models, each offered in a variety of configurations with a choice of options to suit the washer machine model such as the inlet and outlet port sizes, motor voltage and cycles, and housing color. The replacement valves are available for washers from Alliance Laundry Systems, Continental Girbau, Huebsch, Milnor, Dexter, IPSO, Unimac, Wascomat, Speed Queen and for GE coin-op washers. In addition to the drain valves, Tingue representatives offer a wide range of replacement parts for all laundry machine makes and models.

For more information, contact Tingue, 7009 Cessna Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 USA; 800.222.9954; Fax 330.664.0036; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  


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