Great Wolf Resorts Names Ruben A. Rodriguez CEO

MADISON, Wis. — Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Ruben A. Rodriguez as its new CEO, effective September 22. Rodriguez will be taking the place of Kimberly K. Schaefer...

Choice Hotels Canada Announces Change to Executive Team

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada has announced three recent leadership appointments that support the increasing success of its franchise network. Julie Chan-McConnell is the new senior director, Marketing...

Zita Cobb Captivates Crowd with Social Entrepreneurship Spirit

TORONTO ― Zita Cobb captivated the crowd of hospitality executives, educators and students at yesterday’s Icons & Innovators Breakfast Series at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. At...

Kosta Tomazos Remembered as a Unique Leader in the Hotel Industry

TORONTO — Kosta Tomazos, president of Toronto-based CK Atlantis Hotel Management and hotel industry icon, passed away last week at the age of 58. Tomazos was recruited by...

Jagdish Nair Joins Palm Holdings

TORONTO — Jagdish Nair has joined the Palm Holdings team as its VP of Construction and Project Management. Nair joins Palm Holdings from Starlight Investments, where he oversaw...

Philippe Gadbois Elected Chair of HAC

OTTAWA — There’s a new hotelier at the helm of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC)’s Board of Directors, announced yesterday at the association’s annual general meeting...

Steve Joyce Appointed Chairman of the International Franchise Association

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International, has been appointed chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA). "It's an...

Melany Hugo and Anto Vrdoljak Take on New Roles at IHG

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Melany Hugo has joined the InterContinental Hotels Group as regional Sales and Marketing director. She will be working in Toronto to deliver strategic sales...

Susie Grynol Named President of the Hotel Association of Canada

OTTAWA — Susie Grynol is the new president of The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), effective Oct. 17. Grynol joins the HAC from the Retail Council of...

Preferred Hotel Group Appoints Ueberroth to CEO

CHICAGO — Lindsey Ueberroth is the new CEO at Preferred Hotel Group. She will also continue to serve as president. “It is with the...