Hotelier: Eric Quesnel, Queen Hotel & Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

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It was the family-style approach to hospitality during his first hotel job at Montreal’s Hotel Auberge Universel that left a lasting impression on Eric Quesnel. “I was...

Geneviève Dumas, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

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When Geneviève Dumas graduated from l’insitut de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie, the Montreal-native dreamt of one day owning her own business. She initially worked as a restaurant supervisor...

Hotelier: David Curell, Josie Hotel, Rossland, B.C.

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As someone who grew up in the hotel industry, David Curell’s love affair with hotels dates back to working alongside his siblings at his father’s motor inn...

Hotelier: James Hague, Baker Creek Mountain Resort, Banff, Alta.

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James Hague is living the dream. As GM of the Baker Creek Mountain Resort, nestled in the idyllic Banff National Park, the affable hotelier has cut his...

Hotelier: Eugénie Jason, Muir Hotel, Halifax

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When the Muir Hotel in Halifax opens its doors this month, it will be the culmination of many months of preparation for Eugénie Jason. And as challenging...

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...