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 to take...

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 with Group...

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...

Hotelier: Bertrand Mangeot, Kimpton Saint George, Toronto

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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

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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

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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.

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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...

Hotelier: Anthony Campaniaris, The Anndore House, Toronto

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Anthony Campaniaris has the distinction of being one of the country’s youngest hoteliers. At 33, the Toronto native helms the recently opened The Anndore House in the...

Hotelier: Laurie Barkman, Alt Hotel Winnipeg

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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...