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Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Controversial addition approved for historic landmark hotel

The iconic Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa has been the centre of a heated debate about architecture. The hotel, is located in the heart of the national capital and since it’s construction in 1912, has been a landmark and focal »

Economy, Health, International

Oxfam decries exploitation of hotel housekeepers

The charity Oxfam Canada set up a bed in downtown Toronto to illustrate the exploitation of female hotel housekeepers. A report it issued today features interviews with current and former employees of hotels in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Syrian refugee recovering after almost drowning

A 13-year-old Syrian refugee is in hospital recovering after nearly drowning in his hotel pool, reports the public broadcaster CBC. The boy was in serious condition and brought to hospital by ambulance, but now is said to be doing better. »


Historic lounge in western Canada to close

A century-old Canadian hotel is going to close a popular lounge whose theme was inspired by British Queen Victoria’s title of Empress of India. The Bengal Lounge is lined with dark hardwood, and is graced with an antique bar and »