“The SHHA has been very supportive. They helped us set up insurance, assisted with property tax issues, and, they are always sending relevant industry information, adding value to my business".

"Anytime you have a question or are dealing with a problem, they are there giving a helping hand.”

Moon Chung / Prairie Moon Inn & Suites, Unity & Macklin



Jim Bence, SHHA President and CEO

According to the Royal Bank of Canada’s  June 2018 Provincial Outlook,Growth in the Saskatchewan economy is expected to remain above the national average this year and next rising to 2.4% and 2.8%, respectively. This above-average strength results from a number of key natural resource sectors showing solid growth over the next two years”.

As Warren Nerby and I toured the province through September, we saw the results of this strength. You just have to talk to a hotel manager in Kindersley, Humboldt, Moosomin, or Esterhazy. When asked if occupancy has improved the response is “most definitely”. “If you do not have a reservation you likely will not get a room”.

To Read the complete column CLICK HERE


SHHA ANNOUNCES 2019 CONVENTION DATE: Tuesday May 28 in Regina

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association’s (SHHA) Conference & Trade Show is being held Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Queensbury Centre and the International Trade Centre, Evraz Place, Regina.

We are planning an incredible celebration which includes the Trade Show, Luncheon, Informative Sessions, and, the Delegate Dinner.

The Hotel, Liquor & Restaurant Trade Show will take place on Tuesday May 28, ITC Hall C.

The trade show will include 75 beer, wine and liquor distributors, along with other exhibitors that supply goods and services to the hospitality industry, including Foodservice, POS systems, Uniforms, Dishware and Guest Supply, to name a few… 171 booths in total.

Please mark the date and join us for Saskatchewan’s premier show for the hospitality industry, including a tremendous day of exhibits, delicious food, and great prizes.

Exhibitors please download the trade show brochure HERE


Hotel Gym Equipment For Sale

All equipment is lightly used  Precor, and includes the entertainment package.

  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Bike
  • $3,000.00

Contact Dan Clark, Maintenance Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Regina 306 - 525 - 7563 To view photos CLICK HERE


KOSTA'S FAMILY RESTAURANT IN LA RONGE Has a Rich History That Dates Back to 1965

From left: Gladis Cairo, Winter Miller, Chris Tkach, Tye Bird, Owner Carmen Vancoughnett, Mancil Bell, Prince Ching, Marc Savidan, Angie Schafer, Amanda Thimpsen

Restaurant owner Carmen Vancoughnett embraces her line of work

By Jonathan Hamelin

These days, Carmen Vancoughnett has a lot on her plate.

Vancoughnett is the owner of Kosta’s Family Restaurant in LaRonge. She employs 27 staff members and has two managers to help assist in the operation of the business. Kosta’s restaurant is open every day until 9 p.m. and the lounge is open until 1 a.m. The lounge handles delivery and takeout orders.

To read the complete article CLICK HERE


For More Information on the Business Online Energy Assessment CLICK HERE


Intello Technologies Partners with Roxy, the Speech-Enabled device for Hotel Rooms

 Roxy, the creator of the speech-enabled device built just for the hospitality industry has announced a partnership with Intello Technologies, a Wi-Fi and technology services provider for the hospitality industry. This partnership allows Intello to add Roxy to the diverse portfolio of technology solutions it offers to customers throughout Canada.  

The Roxy device integrates directly with PBX solutions including those offered by Intello, which means that not only will guests be able to get information about hotel amenities and services from the device, but they will also be able to make internal and external calls, including emergency calls. This functionality allows Roxy to completely replace guest room telephones at a similar price point, and makes Roxy an appealing addition to Intello’s array of solutions. Roxy also has functionality enabling it to replace the in-room speaker, alarm clock, charging ports and guest booklet. By consolidating in-room hardware hoteliers are able to save money and reduce clutter in guest rooms.  

“Working together with Intello enables us to provide an exceptional value to hotels and an unparalleled experience for guests,” write Cam Urban, CEO of Roxy. “Hotels can now purchase Roxy alongside top-notch Wi-Fi services, enabling an all-in-one room technology strategy.”   

For More Information CLICK HERE


For the Morning after the Night Before

A customer comes in for dinner and has a couple glasses of wine, then stays in your bar until 1:00 am with friends and has 3 bottles of beer and one shot. It would be 12 hours later by the time all of the alcohol leaves their system.

They could still register over .04 when they get behind the wheel to go to work in the morning.


With Prices Starting at $3.99

Give them away, or, sell them in your offsale   -   Download the order form HERE


ABOUT US: A Long and Distinguished History

Archive Photo: Hotels Association of Saskatchewan Banquet, Regina, SK., February 19, 1935

Our history stretches back almost 80 years when a group of  hoteliers saw the need for a collective voice for the industry. Since then, the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA) has grown to become a highly respected, membership-driven organization that represents the hotel and hospitality industry to the Government of Saskatchewan, suppliers and the general public.

In addition to hotels & motels our membership includes, brew pubs, nightclubs, licensed restaurants, quick service restaurants and event centres.

The SHHA is overseen by a board of elected members representing designated zones throughout the province. The President and CEO carries out the duties of representing the Association’s position on issues as they arise. The SHHA is also active in promoting members’ interests to the Federal government through the Hotel Association of Canada.


Affiliate Membership

In 2018 the SHHA will be working harder than ever to support and promote our Affiliate Members and partners through our website, magazine, e-blast and marketing collateral. 

With your support, we will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf.  We understand that when our partners thrive, our association and its members also thrive.

 In an economy that will present many challenges in 2018, it is more important than ever that we work together promoting each other’s businesses and services.

If you supply goods and services to the hospitality industry, and would like to become an “Affiliate Member” of the SHHA click here


Website Updated Friday October 19, 2018

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