Profiling Hotelier Stephanie Giannoulis of Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake

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There aren’t many hoteliers who can boast a medical degree on their résumé, but that’s just the case for Stephanie Giannoulis, owner and GM of the Comfort...

Profiling Hotelier Ron Pellerine of the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto

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As GM of the country’s largest hotel, Ron Pellerine is used to daily challenges. So, when the announcement came down the pipeline a few months ago that,...

Profiling Hotelier Werna Maurer of Kensington Riverside Inn

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When it comes to achieving success in the competitive hotel industry, Werna Maurer believes the only thing that can truly set a hotel apart from the competition...

Profiling Hotelier Robert Mercure of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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When the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) announced the appointment of Robert Mercure to the CTC Board of Directors earlier this spring, it affirmed what many already knew:...

Profiling Hotelier David Smythe of Ottawa’s Lord Elgin Hotel

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When David Smythe dropped out of high school to find a job, his father wasn’t thrilled. But two years later, noting a passion for the food and...

Profiling Hotelier Keith Simmonds of The Great Wolf Lodge

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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 Dan McIlhone Of TownePlace Suites

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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...

Profiling Hotelier Andre Nadeau of Best Western’s L’Aristocrate

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To say André Nadeau has a special attachment to Quebec City’s Best Western Premier Hotel L’Aristocrate is an understatement. Not only did the 60-year-old GM start his...

Profiling Hotelier Andrew Torriani of Ritz Carlton, Montreal

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Andrew Torriani got a taste of the hotel business as a child working at a collection of hotels owned by his father. In fact, at the age...

Profiling Hotelier Joseph Klein of Le Château Champlain in Montreal

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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...