Hotelier: John Wilson, Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, N.S.

As one of the first major hotels to open in Canada, the Westin Nova Scotian is steeped in history. Opened in 1930 as one of the original...

Profiling Hotelier Didier Luneau

Even as a child, Didier Luneau knew he wanted to work in hotels. “I was fascinated by the hotel lobbies that I could glimpse from the street,”...

Profiling Hotelier Keith Simmonds of The Great Wolf Lodge

As GM of Canada’s first indoor water-park resort, Keith Simmonds knows a thing or two about having fun. Since opening the Great Wolf Lodge seven years ago,...

Profiling Hotelier Patrick Regina

Patrick Regina has a special attachment to the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa in Markham, Ont. “I spent my wedding night in one of its...

Hotelier: Randy Zupanski, Westin, St. Francis, San Francisco

Even as a child, Randy Zupanski knew he wanted to work in the hotel industry, but little did he know that one day he’d be running the...

Profiling Hotelier Paul Verciglio, 2011 Pinnacles Hotelier of the Year

Toronto’s Paul Verciglio has made a career out of cultivating excellence As any hotelier knows, it takes business acumen to rule the competitive luxury...

Hotelier: Laurie Barkman, Alt Hotel Winnipeg

Learning has always figured prominently in Laurie Barkman’s life. But that’s not surprising given she was raised in family of teachers. Like many others before her, she...

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...

Profiling Hotelier Joseph Klein of Le Château Champlain in Montreal

Joseph Klein is proof positive the adage “you can’t go home again” has no basis in truth. Klein recently returned to Montreal, his birthplace, to helm the...

Profiling Hotelier Dan McIlhone Of TownePlace Suites

Dan McIlhone always wanted to be an athlete. Standing 6-6 it’s not a stretch to think the Toronto native could have played professional basketball. Instead, he had...