Trivago announced today their list of the top hotels in Canada. This list of hotels is divided up by regions (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, etc.) and is based upon the cumalative reviews from sites like TripAdvisor, Expedia, and Booking.com. The list contains a lot of recognizable names for hotels in Canada (for good reason) but also contains one of the hotels I am associated with.
The SKKY Hotel in Whitehorse, Yukon was named as the top hotel in Northern Canada. That is no minor achievement given how competitive Whitehorse is with their hotel market (every 3 star hotel has undergone major renovations in the past three years), but also how competitive the hotels in Yellowknife and other areas of the north are. Being located close to the mineral deposits, oil fields, and significant tourist destinations, most of the hotels have major money behind them to help with renovations and marketing.
As I detailed in my case study about the hotel, the SKKY Hotel is a small boutique hotel, backed by a small partnership. The amount of money spent on marketing and new development for the hotel is relatively minor compared to the main competition in the city, and most likely Yellowknife.
The team I have been leading the past five years are all quite proud of this accomplishment and look forward to building upon the great success they have already achieved.