Six Canadian hotels are acting as pilot properties for the testing of the "Courtesy of Choice" program, developed by the International Hotel Association to accommodate both smokers and nonsmoking hotel guests. The program combines the effective use of ventilation with staff education and guest communication, according to the association.

The six hotels in the pilot program include The Toronto Hilton, Toronto Airport Hilton, Novotel North York, Novotel Montreal, Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, and Chateau Louis in Edmonton. After the first phase of the pilot program is completed at these hotels, the Hotel Association of Canada will roll out the program nationally later in 1997.