Hotelier: Alexi Hakim, InterContinental Toronto Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Hotelier: Bertrand Mangeot, Kimpton Saint George, Toronto

Toronto’s Kimpton Saint George has the distinction of being the first Kimpton property in Canada. For Bertrand Mangeot, GM of the boutique hotel, that distinction fuels him...

Hotelier: Bill Lewis, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria

The words “fun” and “energy” seem to come up quite often in conversations with Bill Lewis. The GM of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, B.C....

Hotelier: Francois Dallaire, Esterel Resort, Quebec

When it comes to offering guests a diverse hotel experience, François Dallaire has a marked advantage. As the GM of the 200-suite Estérel Resort, nestled in the...

Hotelier: Theresa Ginter, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, B.C.

Theresa Ginter always imagined she’d end up working in hotels. The native of Germany planned to attend Hotel Management School in Innsbruck, Austria, but, after returning from...