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...

Hotelier: Hani Roustom, The Hazelton Hotel

Hani Rouston has a natural affinity for the hotel business. The 43-year-old general manager of Toronto’s luxe Hazelton Hotel says hospitality has always been a way of...

Hotelier: Randy Zupanski, Westin, St. Francis, San Francisco

Even as a child, Randy Zupanski knew he wanted to work in the hotel industry, but little did he know that one day he’d be running the...

Hotelier: Domini Baldasaro, The Walper Hotel in Kitchener

Few hotels in Canada can lay claim to being more than 100 years old, but the 92-room Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ont., is one of them. At...

Hotelier: Tim Reardon. Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

When Tim Reardon was growing up in Dudley, Mass., he never imagined he’d work in the hotel industry. But shortly after becoming a bartender at an Orlando...

Hotelier: Caroline Viens, Quality Inn & Suites Levis and Hotel & Suites Le Dauphin...

For a time, Caroline Viens imagined she would one day work on a floating hotel — a cruise ship. But, as luck would have it, she ended...