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World's oldest hotel?
Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest hotel in operation is the Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan. The hotel, first opened in AD 707, has been operated by the same family for forty-six generations.
World's largest hotel pool?
Holding 66 million gallons of water, the pool at San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile is easily the largest pool in the world (not just at hotels). It is 20 times the size of an Olympic swimming pool.
Most expensive hotel room in the world?
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson, Switzerland, costs on average between $61,000 to $84,000 per night.
World's tallest hotel?
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai holds the title of “the tallest hotel in the world” with 72 storeys and a height of 355 meters.
Canada's 1st McDonald's?
The first McDonald’s restaurant outside the United States opens in Richmond, British Columbia.
Hospitality & Tourism Industry in Canada
Projections say that 72 million jobs will be added to the tourism and hospitality sector over the next 10 years, and the industry itself will grow 10%