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...

Never Stop Learning: Advice from Cory Haggar of Falcon Crest Lodge

Even as a young child, the hotel world always fascinated Cory Haggar. The Trenton, Ont. native began his career there as a busboy/dishwasher at the Holiday Inn,...

Paul Ielovcich Achieves Success

Being a hotelier was never part of Paul Ielovcich’s game plan. The 33-year- old Calgary native originally aspired to be an engineer, but while at university he...

Larry Laite of the Rock-inspired Jag Hotel in St. John’s

Larry Laite is a firm believer that anyone who works in the hotel industry needs to have service in their soul. It’s a mantra that guides him...

Donica Wilkie-Morrow of Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton Makes Guests Feel at Home

As a child growing up in her family’s hotel business in Nova Scotia, Donica Wilkie-Morrow always believed the hotel industry was her natural path. A graduate of...

Stacy Manning Celebrates a Decade at Westin Trillium House

It was during her last year of high school that  Stacy Manning realized she wanted to work in the hotel industry. “I finished my last year in Europe,...

Paul Gregory is Setting the Stage for Success at The Bruce Hotel

It was the organized chaos and fast pace of hotels that first seduced Paul Gregory into the hospitality industry. “I remember finishing my first week and being...