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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hotelier: Michael Singer, Hotel Novotel Toronto North York

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Michael Singer never set out to be a hotelier; he always dreamed he’d be a chef. But, along the way, his college principal urged him...

Hotelier: Paul de La Durantaye, Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, Toronto

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Paul de La Durantaye is a big believer in authenticity. Fortunately, it’s a quality that’s been able to flourish for the past decade while working...

Hotelier: Fernando Fernandes, Hôtel Birks, Montreal

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For almost 140 years, the Birks name has been synonymous in Canada with upscale jewelry. Now, with the recent opening of the Hôtel Birks in Montreal, the...

Hotelier: Tim Terceira, St. Regis Hotel, Toronto

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The maxim that you can’t go home again clearly doesn’t apply to Tim Terceira. Three years ago, the hotelier left the posh Ritz-Carlton Toronto to head to...