Nicholas Gandossi, Opus Vancouver, Stays Ahead of the Curve

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Nicholas Gandossi probably never imagined a short stint at a quick-service restaurant as a teenager would lead him to the hotel industry, but it did. “My first...

Profiling Hotelier Edwin Frizzell of Fairmont Royal York

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Edwin Frizzell has helmed many hotels throughout his extensive career, but these days he’s the new kid on the block at The Fairmont Royal York hotel, where...

Profiling Hotelier Mickael Damelincourt

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When Mickael Damelincourt started working at Trump hotels, there was only one property in the luxury collection. Eight years later, 10 hotels dot the North American landscape,...

Profiling Hotelier Didier Luneau

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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 Patrick Regina

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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...

Profiling Hotelier Jean-François Pouliot

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As the GM of the only W branded hotel in Canada, Jean-François Pouliot is in a league of his own. Since landing at the hip 152-room hotel located...

Profiling Hotelier Christophe Le Chatton of the Langdon Hall Cambridge

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Christophe Le Chatton is no stranger to change. In fact, he thrives on it. For years the charming French-born hotelier was a fixture at Fairmont Hotels &...

Profiling Hotelier Craig Norris-Jones of the Pan Pacific Vancouver

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There’s a natural affinity between hotels and travel. So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that many hoteliers have deep-rooted wanderlust. In fact, dig deeper into the...

Profiling Hotelier Guillermo Coronel of the Hôtel Nelligan in Montreal

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When Guillermo Coronel was growing up in Santiago, Chile, he never dreamt he’d become a hotel GM. In fact, it was only after moving to Canada in...

Profiling Hotelier Jeff Waters of the Omni King Edward Hotel

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It’s been a year of change and challenge for Jeff Waters. Since joining the historic King Edward Hotel in June 2012, the 54-year-old hotelier has been involved...