Hotelier: Simon Chapman, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

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

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

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

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

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...