OTTAWA, ON, June 26 2017 -The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team. Diane Wessman will be assuming the role of Manager, Market Development and Sales for Green Key Global on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Diane joins HAC with extensive business and sales experience in both the private and non-for profit sectors. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) where she was responsible for growing the association's revenue through program development and sales, and was an integral force behind their significant financial growth.

Prior to this, Diane lived in Portugal where she ran and managed several businesses in the areas of education management and human resources development.   

"We are very excited to welcome Diane to our growing team", said HAC President, Susie Grynol. "She will bring a strong degree of professionalism and business acumen to our Green Key sales and marketing approach."

An entrepreneur at heart, Diane is also deeply passionate about sustainable practices, making her the perfect fit to drive the association's Green Key program and sales efforts. 


June 20, 2017 – MONTREAL – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, will launch its Quantum® Pixel electronic door lock at HITEC 2017 in booth 1901.

Quantum Pixel collects a wealth of lock activity information to support productivity analytics.


dormakaba will also debut its Virtual Design Center VR experience at HITEC.

This virtual reality encounter takes attendees to the Italian Alps to introduce dormakaba’s solution panorama and history.  

dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for these locking systems.  

Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba.

“We invite HITEC attendees to test the most advanced mobile access solutions and mobile systems.

“Our newest addition to the Quantum series portfolio by dormakaba, the Quantum Pixel, provides a minimalistic appearance while providing all hardware features and technology today’s global hospitality market, designers and architects are seeking,” said Mike Lopes, dormakaba senior product manager, Lodging Systems.

“We have taken a ‘less is more’ on the door approach, leveraging space inside the door to contain electronics, while capable of delivering online wireless integration and mobile access solutions.

“Great things do come in small packages.

dormakaba is moving beyond locks and hardware manufacturing with global software and analytics that help hoteliers do a better job with actionable information.

Its online locks capture and record a great deal of data that makes maintenance predictive, and continuously monitors room door status to keep hotels secure.

dormakaba systems also monitor frequency of door use to help properties balance room usage, and enable hotels to schedule staff more efficiently.

“The more intelligence that is built in a lock system, the more operators can learn about their hotel, the guest experience, and the lock’s performance,”

said Joey Yanire, dormakaba assistant vice president mobile access, Lodging Systems.

“The usage profile of each lock provides data that supports better decision making. It can also help reduce operator maintenance costs and improve customer satisfaction.” 


TORONTO (June 15, 2017)InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 221-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites® Montreal Centre-ville West located in downtown Montreal, Quebec. This hotel marks the 16th IHG hotel in Quebec and joins 12 IHG hotels already located nearby including the InterContinental® Montreal, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centreville Downtown and Candlewood Suites® Montreal Downtown Centre Ville. This urban hotel is located steps away from the Bell Center, Place du Canada and Old Montreal, making it the perfect destination for business travelers, families and vacationers. The hotel encompasses 15 floors of a high-rise multi-use building that also includes apartments.

Eric Lent, Vice President, Full Service Hotels & Food and Beverage Solutions, The Americas, IHG, said: “Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the Holiday Inn brand has been a part of countless memorable experiences for travelers around the world. We are excited to further expand our presence in Montreal and continue to grow our brand. We are thrilled to welcome the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-ville West to the IHG family.”

The hotel’s common facilities are located on the 15th floor with a stunning panoramic view of the city centre and Mont Royal. The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-ville West features:

  • Indoor      salted swimming pool with steam bath and whirlpool
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Guests      can enjoy delicious Southern Italian and American cuisine at Le Restaurant      Crossbar

Ghislain Lacelle, General Manager, Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West, said: “We can’t wait to welcome guests traveling to beautiful Montreal. We are extremely proud to further expand our presence in Quebec. We are confident that our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of leisure and business travelers visiting the area.”

The Holiday Inn brand opened the doors of its first hotel more than 60 years ago and since then has been making travel more enjoyable for generations of travelers all over the world. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the contemporary design, modern amenities and warm, welcoming service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.

Holiday Inn hotels are designed to provide a welcoming and sociable environment for business travelers spending time away from home. Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, suites, meeting rooms and public areas, and this hotel also features an onsite business center and 6,700 square feet of meeting space with capacity for more than 1,140 people. 

The hotel design includes 32 private one-bedroom suites where guests can choose either one King size bed or two Queen size beds, bathroom with a stand up glass shower or roll in shower, separate living area including a pullout sofa, lounge chair, two 43” flat screen HD television and an AM/FM radio with mobile phone plug-in and hands free function, Keurig coffee station, mini fridge, large sofa and an ergonomic desk and chair.

The hotel, located at 1390, Rene-Levesque Boulevard West (Corner of Lucien-L’Allier Street) is owned and managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc. The Holiday Inn brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories.The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or an once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at, by downloading theIHG®App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s nearly 5,200 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.


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