VAUGHAN, Ont. — After more than three decades at the helm, Carlo Parentela has appointed his son, Julian Parentela, as the new president and general manager of Parentela International. The Vaughan, Ont.-based hospitality company includes 27 Developments, Inc., Hotel Vie and Long Valley Hospitality, which encompasses well-known Château Le Jardin and other venues.
Carlo Parentela first entered into hospitality in 1984. He was instrumental in running Château Le Jardin for more than 35 years, spearheading its rapid rise to 50,000 events and five million guests. As a father to four children, building a legacy was a top priority. For years, he was laser-focused on expanding the footprint of operations to include restaurants, land developments and, most notably, a new chain of luxury hotels – Hotel Vie.
A civil engineer by trade, Julian Parentela served as project coordinator with one of the world’s largest construction conglomerates at EllisDon, and worked with Canada’s leading residential developer, Tridel. For the past five years, Julian has been working on his transition to become president and general manager of Château Le Jardin, and will now assume broader control, including the development and launch of Hotel Vie.
“I have had the privilege of leading this company for nearly three decades, and it has been immensely gratifying to see the growth of our team over so many years,” says Carlo Parentela. “Our track record of success has been incredible, and I know that Julian will leverage his extensive experience to unlock this next chapter in our story. I’m looking forward to my future endeavours outside of the business, and, of course, being there to consult Julian, if he needs me, to ensure the continuity of our vision and mission of excellence.”
“Even amidst our growth and expansion, we are proud to be a family-owned business that makes meaningful contributions to the City of Vaughan, and I will continue delivering on my father’s vision that he has set for our team, guests, communities, and shareholders across all of our projects,” says Julian Parentela.