Renaud Payette Passes Away

Renaud Payette, hotelier and former GM of the InterContinental Toronto Centre, passed away on Sept. 7, in Kyoto, Japan. Payette had been working for the Ishin Hotel...

Mark Purcell Joins AccorHotels

PARIS, France — AccorHotels has appointed Mark Purcell as vice-president, Development, North America. In this role, Purcell will be responsible for driving AccorHotels' development in North America,...

Allison Reid Joins Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

SAN FRANCISCO — Allison Reid has been named chief Development officer for the Americas region for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Reid has a proven track record in...

Hotel Association of Canada Appoints New Director of Government Relations

OTTAWA — Alana Baker is the new director of Government Relations for The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). An award-winning, seasoned government relations, public relations and communications professional,...

Ali Osman Joins Four Seasons Whistler

WHISTLER — Ali Osman is the new resort manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. A Four Seasons veteran, Osman has held positions in Cairo, Toronto, the...

InnVest Announces New CEO

TORONTO — InnVest Hotels LP — a limited partnership formed under the laws of the Province of Manitoba — has appointed Li Chen as CEO of InnVest...

Kate Sullivan Joins Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

TORONTO — Kate Sullivan has joined the executive management team at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto as its new director of Sales. “We are delighted to welcome Kate in...

Konrad Gstrein Appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

TORONTO — Konrad Gstrein is the new general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto — his sixth appointment with the company. Gstrein’s started with Four Seasons in 2001...

Michael Bertuzzi Joins Centennial College as Professor of Tourism and Hospitality

TORONTO — Michael Bertuzzi has joined the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Centennial College. A passionate tourism professional, Bertuzzi has more than 15 years of...

Bellstar Announces Two New Executive Appointments

CALGARY — Calgary-based hotel and resort-management company Bellstar Hotels & Resorts has appointed two new executives to its team. Michel Joncas is the new VP of Operations...