Hotelier: Ada Chang, Days Inn & Suites by the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ont.

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Ada Chang has always had an affinity for hotels. Starting as a front-desk agent as part of an internship program at the Sunrise Golf & Country Resort...

Hotelier Profile: Ian Jones Aims To Put a Smile on the Face of Every...

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Travel and hospitality are in Ian Jones’ blood. The son of a university professor, every seven years, as part of his father’s sabbatical, he and his family...

Hotelier: Chris Perna, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

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When COVID-19 first surfaced in Canada in March 2020, Chris Perna, GM of the 283-room Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was deeply ensconced in a multi-million-dollar renovation. “We were...

Hotelier: Ryan Killeen, The Annex, Toronto

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Having a mother who worked in the hotel industry means Ryan Killeen’s been hooked on hospitality since he was 10 years old. “I was intrigued by everything...

Hotelier: Simon Chapman, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

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Simon Chapman’s arrival in Toronto last fall to helm the 212-room InterContinental Toronto came on the heels of the hotel’s $12-million renovation. The native of Capetown, South...

Hotelier: David Garcelon, Fairmont Banff Springs

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When David Garcelon got his start as a commis chef at Toronto's Windsor Arms Hotel, never did he dream he’d one day be a hotel manager. ...

Hotelier: Piero Magrino, Palazzo Naiadi, Rome

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Piero Magrino’s dream to work in the hotel industry took hold as a child. “I had the privilege to live and learn the hospitality business in a...

Hotelier: Marion Harper Treskin, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas

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Running a hotel carries with it an inordinate number of challenges — even on the best of days. But when you’re in charge of two branded properties...

Hotelier: Alexi Hakim, InterContinental Toronto Centre

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The seed of working in the hotel industry was planted in the mind of Alexi Hakim when he was just 12 years old. “I accompanied my father...

Hotelier: Gonçalo Monteiro, Four Seasons Montreal

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When the Four Seasons opened its doors last month in the heart of Montreal, it marked the welcome return of a brand that has been missing in...