In 2016, we launched the first ever Canadian Millennial Hotel Competition, called hotelNEXT.

It is a nationwide student competition – where aspiring young developers pitch their unique and feasible hotel concepts to a judging panel made up of Canadian investors and owners. This competition gives university students the opportunity to showcase their bold and inspiring ideas on leading edge hotel concepts.

This year we are bringing the competition back! University students from across Canada will have the chance to enter into the competition and in April 2017, the top three teams will be chosen.

They will be flown to CHIC, all expenses paid, to present their ideas. At the event these teams will have 15 minutes to try to wow a panel of hotel investors and the winning team will receive a cash prize of $5000, with the second and third place runner ups receiving $3000, and $2000 respectively.

This world class competition will give the Canadian hospitality industry a chance to meet face-to-face with Canada’s brightest Millennial minds!

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2017 #hotelNEXT AWARD SPONSORS & JUDGES

     
 

Billy Coles
President & CEO | BCP Construction/ CCR Hospitality 

 

Minaz Rahemtulla
Board of Directors | Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

 

 

2017 #hotelNEXT TOP 3 TEAMS

     
 

TEAM THE QUEBECERS
Laurence Bolduc, Felix-Emmanuel Cormier, & Jacob Papillon
(Universite du Quebec a Montreal - UQAM)

MUVO is a truly “out of the box” concept that provides customizable and mobile accommodations for different entities such as festivals, weddings, private event promoters, governments and non-profit events. It is a four-season and innovative experience that has the mobility of the campsite, the comfort & quality of a hotel, directly at the event location! 

    

 

TEAM NOMAD HOTEL GROUP
Christian Cross & Scott Forler
(University of Guelph)

Nomad Hotel is a millennial focused hotel concept where hostel meets luxury. Located in Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, this evolving hotel concept offers the millennial traveller ample common spaces, minimized bedrooms and interactive programming. They’ve combined the best aspects of hostels, traditional hotels, and Airbnb.

 

 

TEAM THE LIMESTONE GROUP
Brittany Lee & Phil Smith
(Queen's University)

treehouse is a boutique, limited-service, five-storey, eighty-four room hotel  that will provide creative, healthy spaces for price-sensitive millennials , Gen X, as well as business and leisure travellers. Located in Liberty Village, treehouse aims to seamlessly integrate into the existing fabric of one of the youngest and culturally dynamic areas in Toronto. 

 

 

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We need an MC for the 1 hour presentation
MAY 16th, 2017 at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference in Toronto.

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