Hotels

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

 

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

 

This photo, circa 1920, shows the Somass Hotel at the bottom of Argyle Street in its early years. The four-storey building had gas lighting and hot air radiators throughout. The hotel was rebuilt after a fire in 1947. (PHOTO PN12362 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: The Somass Hotel in Port Alberni

Hotel was a fixture at the bottom of Argyle Street for decades

This photo, circa 1920, shows the Somass Hotel at the bottom of Argyle Street in its early years. The four-storey building had gas lighting and hot air radiators throughout. The hotel was rebuilt after a fire in 1947. (PHOTO PN12362 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
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 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)
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)
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)
Jamie Thomsen, foreman with DJ Excavating, surveys the ongoing demolition of the Arrowview Hotel in Port Alberni. (JERRY FEVENS/ Special to the AV News)

Arrowview Hotel Demolition continues

Owner intent on building condominiums once old building is razed

Jamie Thomsen, foreman with DJ Excavating, surveys the ongoing demolition of the Arrowview Hotel in Port Alberni. (JERRY FEVENS/ Special to the AV News)