TORONTO — Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced company restructuring plans that will eliminate the jobs of two Canadian executives, Stephen Foster and David Ogilvie.
“Two long-time leaders within the Canadian region, Stephen Foster and David Ogilvie, will leave the company this March. Both Stephen and David will be working with their teams to oversee a smooth transition. They have been valued leaders within our organization, and we thank them for their commitment to our guests, customers and associates over the years,” said Carrie Bloom, Global Communications, for the hotel company in an emailed statement.
The changes are part of regular evaluation of Starwood’s business objectives and resources. “These changes … will result in Canada reporting geographically into the west and north regions for its owned and managed portfolio,” explained Bloom. “The Canadian Franchise Division for full-serve and specialty select brands will remain unchanged, offering deep support, driving key metrics and market-leading performance.”
According to Starwood, Stephen Foster has been with the company for 29 years, most recently as SVP, Operations; David Ogilvie has worked with the company for 32 years, most recently as Regional VP, Sales and Marketing.
Meanwhile, Starwood is planning to open six new hotels across the country in 2013, including the first international Element and the 25th Four Points. The company expects to have 66 hotels and resorts in the Canadian profile by year’s end.