EDMONTON — Hotel owner, operator and developer, Hotel Equities (HE), opened a new Canadian office in Edmonton, Alta. The new location encompasses all disciplines to support its growth in country.
The company has also announced several members of its Canadian team. Andre Giannandrea has been named regional director of Operations, Tapan Malik as regional director of Sales, Bryce Herder as regional Revenue manager and Oscar Rodriguez as regional director of Accounting.
“We’re proud of our Canadian portfolio and associates,” says Bryan DeCort, EVP for HE. “Putting down permanent roots in the country will help us better serve our stakeholders and also help us drive further growth. Given our current footprint in Canada, Edmonton is the perfect initial base for our team to best provide its operational expertise.”
Earlier this month, Hotel Equities added a six-pack portfolio of hotels, bringing its total to 23 hotels in Canada. “We’ve grown significantly since entering the Canadian market in early 2018,” says Joe Reardon, Chief Development Officer for Hotel Equities. “In addition to investing in a new office location, we made significant investments into scaling all departments, such as human resources and learning & development. With the infrastructure to support our continued growth, we’re also interested in JV acquisition opportunities and investments in-country.”
“We intend to be long-term players in Canada,” says Brad Rahinsky, president and CEO of HE. “Our brand partners pointed out a void of high-calibre managerial expertise in Canada and inspired us to bring our services in-market. The opportunity for us to provide value to the hotel sector in Canada is enormous and I’m encouraged by the team of industry veterans leading our Edmonton office. With their expertise and the backing of our Canadian support team in Atlanta, they’ll make a profound and immediate impact for stakeholders.”