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TORONTO, ON (May 8, 2024) –Days Inns - Canada is pleased to announce that eight locations across Canada have been recognized in Tripadvisor’s® Travellers' Choice® Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings worldwide on Tripadvisor.

“Congratulations to our Days Inn franchisees for earning this well-deserved recognition. Their consistent commitment to delivering outstanding customer service shines brightly through this award,” said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Days Inns - Canada. “There’s no greater validation of their efforts than receiving positive feedback directly from our guests.”

2024 Travellers' Choice Award Recipients:

This award is based on genuine feedback from anyone in the community who has visited and left an authentic, first-hand review on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period, making it a valuable and trustworthy designation of great places to visit.

With a portfolio of over 105 independently owned and operated hotels across Canada, the Days Inn by Wyndham brand remains committed to delivering exceptional experiences and first-rate accommodations. For more information or to make hotel reservations, please visit daysinn.ca.

 
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BETHESDA, MD. (May 8, 2024) – Marriott International’s presence in the Canadian market strengthened, as the company celebrated a 36 percent year over year increase in hotel-level leisure revenue in 2023. With 274 hotels currently open and 90 in the pipeline, several factors, including a dedicated focus on lifestyle, upper midscale and extended stay brands; as well as market-specific loyalty program offerings and partnerships, continue to drive the company’s success in Canada.

Lifestyle Brands Driving Success

In an effort to meet the increased demand for leisure travel, Marriott continues to focus on the lifestyle sector with conversion-friendly collection brands such as Autograph Collection and Tribute Portfolio. These “soft brands” offer design flexibility and can provide excellent opportunities for developers and hotel owners wishing to target leisure guests seeking distinctive and unique experiences in stunning locations. One notable example is the HONEYROSE Hotel, Montreal, a Tribute Portfolio Hotelwith its art-deco-inspired design and blend of vintage and modern amenities, ideally situated in the heart of downtown Montreal.

“In addition to development teams in Eastern and Western Canada, Marriott International has dedicated sales and marketing teams across Canada,” says Paul Cahill, Senior Vice President, Canada Operations, Marriott International. “Our Canadian-based team engages with owners, developers, customers and guests to truly understand what’s important to these stakeholders in this market. We’re focused on growing our presence in Canada with new openings, localized Marriott Bonvoy partnerships and programming.” 

Marriott recently enhanced its leisure offerings in Canada with the introduction of Moxy Hotels, launching its first two properties with the opening of Moxy Halifax Downtown in January 2024 and Moxy Banff which debuted this spring. Moxy Hotels are also planned for various gateway cities throughout Canada including Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa over the next three years.

Strategic Focus on Upper Midscale and Extended Stay Brands

With a full operating team and development team for both managed and franchised hotels in Canada, the company is well-positioned to address underserved segments in the Canadian hotel market, including extended stay, upper midscale and midscale properties.  Two of the marquee brands in these segments, Fairfield by Marriott (31 hotels open in Canada) and TownePlace Suites by Marriott (21 hotels open in Canada), are amongst the fastest-growing brands in the country, with 24 and 25 properties in Marriott’s pipeline, respectively.

“Marriott International has experienced strong momentum in Canada due to our dedicated focus on conversions and upper midscale and extended stay brands,” says Noah Silverman, Global Development Officer, U.S. & Canada at Marriott International. “We’re expecting leisure demand in Canada to remain strong throughout 2024, particularly in destinations like Vancouver Island, the Okanagan Valley, Atlantic Canada and the Niagara Region.” 

Loyalty Enrollment Contributing to Increased Growth

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott's highly awarded travel program with around 203 million members worldwide, offers guests access to more than 30 hotel brands and 10,000 destinations, an unparalleled array of experiences, and robust benefits. There are numerous ways for members to maximize their membership through everyday activities, such as credit card purchases and dining out, that will lead to more rewarding travel. Marriott Bonvoy offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the best in entertainment, sports, arts, culture, culinary and wellness from Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Members can redeem these experiences by using points accumulated from travel and other activities.

With a deep understanding of the market-specific needs of guests, Marriott Bonvoy has developed a loyal following among Canadians. Through localized marketing efforts and strategic relationships with Live Nation Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens and others, engagement with Canadian members is strong.  Canadian members can also benefit from global offerings such as the opportunity to bid on access to the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team during the Montreal race weekend or experiences with Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour including the opportunity to win a trip to Vancouver including air travel, hotel accommodations, two (2) concert tickets, and a Marriott Bonvoy welcome gift.

For additional information, visit https://www.hotel-development.marriott.com/.

 
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Markham, Ontario, May 7, 2024Maestro PMS, a Web Browser-based cloud and on-premises all-in-one property-management system, announced the addition of MezzoPay as its new embedded payment processing solution. Powered by Fullsteam, MezzoPay equips hoteliers with the ability to offer seamless and secure transaction capabilities directly embedded within the hotel PMS.

Using MezzoPay, hotels partnered with Maestro PMS can eliminate the need for third-party payment processing gateways. MezzoPay is closely linked to Maestro, allowing operators to strip away layers of processing between guests and payment, reducing friction and providing a smoother customer experience open to fewer manual errors. The result for travelers is a faster check-in and check-out process and a more trustworthy payment portal, while operators gain access to more impactful transactional data and extensive insight into their property’s financial performance.

MezzoPay was made available to U.S. hoteliers as of April 2024 and is targeted to roll out to Canadian hoteliers in third quarter. Operators with access to MezzoPay have slashed third-party overhead fees and adopted a simpler transaction overflow that makes use of modern payment terminals.

Other benefits of MezzoPay include:

  • Built-in PCI compliance tools, including Data Breach Protection designed to deter data theft and alert business owners when a breach has occurred.
  • Improved security through tokenized credit card data.
  • Access to an internal Payments Dashboard within the Maestro PMS dashboard.
  • Reconciliation reports automatically delivered to hotel operators daily.
  • Direct assistance from Maestro PMS’ leading support team, eliminating the need to interact with third parties.
  • Securely accept tap to pay payments via contactless credit and debit cards, Apple Pay and other digital wallets.
  • Direct integration within your hotel’s website, including compatibility with a range of e-commerce platforms.
  • Access to MerchantTrack, a robust credit card processing reporting tool, directly through Maestro PMS. MerchantTrack allows hoteliers to closely monitor their payment transactions for sales trends, transaction volume data, and more.

“Hoteliers and travelers alike are seeking secure, reliable systems for payment processing and we are excited and honored to reveal MezzoPay as Maestro’s antidote to their concerns,” said Warren Dehan, president of Maestro PMS. “MezzoPay is built from the ground up to be embedded directly into Maestro PMS and was designed to simplify payment processing at a time when it is at its most complex. MezzoPay strips this process down to the bare essentials for guests while gathering invaluable purchasing data for hoteliers. We believe MezzoPay will help even the playing field for hoteliers at a time when technology costs and complexity continue to grow, and we are thrilled to offer this technology to all Maestro users as soon as possible.”

Maestro PMS recently celebrated its “Accelerate 2024 Users’ Conference,” where the company showcased MezzoPay alongside multiple other additions to its industry-defining technology, including the organization’s new Client Reference Incentive Program.

For more information, visit www.maestropms.com.

 
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Dometic’s minibars have been recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR for the third year in a row, a renowned energy efficiency recognition for products. The ‘Most Efficient Mark’ means our products are the best of the best for energy savings and innovation. Dometic has achieved this with a record number of models (9), showing the company’s dedication to energy efficiency and minimizing environmental impact.

ENERGY STAR® is the US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. The blue ENERGY STAR label provides simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. ENERGY STAR is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Thousands of organizations—including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500®—partner with ENERGY STAR to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that protect the climate, improve air quality, and protect public health.

Dometic has partnered with ENERGY STAR since 2021.

The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient mark is a distinction that recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation.

Each year, EPA establishes criteria for specific product categories to earn ENERGY STAR Most Efficient recognition. Products that are recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient must already qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.

During the 2024 selection, Dometic was awarded the Most Efficient mark for the third year in a row and made the outstanding achievement of receiving a record number of awards for nine models of minibars.

Juan Vargues, President and CEO of Dometic says; “Dometic’s premium minibars have always been regarded as industry-leading products but earning the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient mark for nine models really demonstrates our commitment to deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation.

“I am pleased to see this achievement we have made, as minimizing environmental impact in whatever we do is one of our main efforts to drive our sustainability agenda.”

 
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TORONTO, ON, May 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Days Inns - Canada was named a recipient of the Franchisees' Choice Designation at the 2024 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention. This marks the fourth successive year of acknowledgment for Days Inns - Canada, celebrating their outstanding performance in franchise service.

"Being honoured with the Franchisees' Choice Designation from the CFA highlights our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and support to our franchisees," said Irwin Prince, President, and COO of Days Inns - Canada. "It speaks volumes about our hospitality team's relentless dedication and commitment."

The Franchisees' Choice Designees are CFA member franchise brands that exemplify excellence in franchisee satisfaction. The designation stems from an impartial survey conducted by the CFA, which gauges franchisees' evaluations across various domains, including leadership, business planning, marketing, training, operational support, and the franchisor-franchisee relationship. 

"We celebrate Franchisees' Choice Designees for exemplifying franchising's core principle of working in partnership, sharing success, and Growing Together®," says CFA President and Chief Executive Officer Sherry McNeil. "Our congratulations go out to this year's Franchisees' Choice Designees on receiving this outstanding vote of confidence from their franchisees."

Click here to learn about the Franchisees' Choice Designation and to view a complete list of winners. 

With a portfolio of over 105 independently owned and operated hotels across Canada, the Days Inn by Wyndham brand remains committed to delivering exceptional experiences and first-rate accommodations. For more information or to make hotel reservations, please visit daysinn.ca.

 

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