TORONTO — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has appointed Bertrand Mangeot general manager and Maria Chung director of Sales and Marketing for Kimpton Saint George — Toronto’s first-ever Kimpton hotel — opening summer 2018.
Mangeot will oversee all front-of-house operations while Chung will manage sales-and-marketing initiatives for the hotel. “Bertrand and Maria both embody the heartfelt human connection crucial to Kimpton’s signature service, characterized by unique personalized experiences,” says Ron Vlasic, vice-president, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Their years of hospitality service, combined with their love of Toronto, makes them the perfect team to introduce Kimpton Saint George to the world.”
Born and raised in France, Mangeot possesses an extensive background in hospitality. He began his career in Luxembourg at KPMG before returning to France to work for Karibea Hotels. From there, Mangeot moved to New York City, where he held multiple positions at InterContinental Barclay. Here, Bertrand’s skills established him in the InterContinental family, enabling him to move to the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, where he held various senior titles over the span of seven years. He then joined the InterContinental Toronto Centre, where he continued to successfully lead and manage multi-million dollar projects.
Chung’s hotel career was launched in 1990 at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, where she spent 10 years. Subsequently, she worked in various senior sales and marketing positions for InterContinental Toronto Centre, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts U.S. and Caribbean and the Westin Prince Toronto. Next, Chung helped to introduce the Thompson Hotels brand to Canada as part of the Thompson Toronto team. She later held various managerial positions at the Toronto Congress Centre before moving to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where she was responsible for sales and marketing.