VANCOUVER — Coast Hotels Limited has appointed David Ferguson as director of Development. In his new role, Ferguson will focus on growing the company’s portfolio of franchised and managed hotels in North America, specifically targeting Canada to support the company’s exponential growth strategy.
Ferguson has an extensive hotel management, consulting and valuation background working for several hospitality companies. Most recently, he served a director and practice co-lead for CBRE Hotels Valuation and Advisory Services (VAS) group in Canada, where he completed feasibility studies and valuations for a large number of accommodation and tourism-related real estate in Canada and abroad.
“On behalf of everyone at Coast Hotels, we are delighted that David has taken on this new strategic role. I know that his significant business development experience and very strong knowledge of the Canadian accommodation sector along with a very extensive network of industry contacts will prove essential in reaching our growth goals,” says Mark Hope, senior vice-president, Development, at Coast Hotels.
“I’m thrilled to join the Coast Hotels development team,” says Ferguson. “This is an exciting and promising moment to join the company. With their forward-looking vision of brand development and expansion and their focus on franchisee and owner satisfaction, I look forward to helping promote and accelerate the brand’s growth in Canada, very quickly.”