VANCOUVER — Hotelier Michael Lambert, former GM of the Hotel Vancouver, died Wednesday, reports The Vancouver Sun.
“He was a wonderful man who led a wonderful life,” Stephen Darling, a hotel GM turned restaurant consultant, who met Lambert in 1985, was quoted as saying by The Sun. “He was not one to concentrate on the minutiae but on the larger picture. He felt if you looked after the team, the team would look after the guests — the good old-fashioned way.”
Born in the U.K, Lambert moved to Canada in 1956 and worked in Western Canada hotels, including the Hotel Georgia, Four Seasons and Hotel Vancouver. He retired in 1995.
Lambert is survived by his wife and two sons. [Vancouver Sun]