Hotelier: Bill Lewis, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria

The words “fun” and “energy” seem to come up quite often in conversations with Bill Lewis. The GM of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, B.C....

Hotelier: Francois Dallaire, Esterel Resort, Quebec

When it comes to offering guests a diverse hotel experience, François Dallaire has a marked advantage. As the GM of the 200-suite Estérel Resort, nestled in the...

Hotelier: Theresa Ginter, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, B.C.

Theresa Ginter always imagined she’d end up working in hotels. The native of Germany planned to attend Hotel Management School in Innsbruck, Austria, but, after returning from...

Hotelier: Anthony Campaniaris, The Anndore House, Toronto

Anthony Campaniaris has the distinction of being one of the country’s youngest hoteliers. At 33, the Toronto native helms the recently opened The Anndore House in the...

Hotelier: Laurie Barkman, Alt Hotel Winnipeg

Learning has always figured prominently in Laurie Barkman’s life. But that’s not surprising given she was raised in family of teachers. Like many others before her, she...

Hotelier: James Tingley, Delta Prince Edward by Marriott, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

James Tingley is a big believer in letting creativity fuel success. The 59-year-old general manager of the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott, in Charlottetown, P.E.I. doesn’t like to micro-manage his complement of...

Hotelier: John Wilson, Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, N.S.

As one of the first major hotels to open in Canada, the Westin Nova Scotian is steeped in history. Opened in 1930 as one of the original...

Hotelier: Franck Arnold, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

To say Franck Arnold is an accomplished hotelier is an understatement. The 50-year-old GM of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto has earned a professional diploma and degree...

Hotelier: Ameer Wakil, White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ameer Wakil always imagined he’d one day work in finance. But as fate would have it, the hospitality world beckoned instead. As the youngest son of George...

Hotelier: Francois Guay, Hotel William Gray, Montreal

François Guay never set out to be a hotelier. In fact, as a young boy growing up in Montreal, his dream was to become a Formula One...