From left: Executive Chef Geoffrey Morden, The Westin Ottawa; Douglas Brennan, The Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Toronto International Airport, General Manager; and Shane Downey, The Sheraton Centre Toronto, Hotel Manager.

TORONTO — New executive appointments have been made at three of Marriott Hotels of Canada’s Ontario hotels.

The Sheraton Centre Toronto has announced Shane Downey as its new hotel manager.

Downey joins the Sheraton Centre from The Marriott Marquis in Doha, Qatar, where he has been the director of Food and Beverage since October 2012. During his time in Qatar, he was responsible for the entire food-and-beverage operation, which included Culinary and Events departments.

“I am extremely honoured and excited to have joined the team at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto,” says Downy. “I look forward to working with such a great team that has all the passion to deliver and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Douglas Brennan will take the reins of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto International Airport as its new general manager.

Brennan was previously general manager of the Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Hainan Island, China. He joined Starwood in 2009 and moved to the Asia Pacific region where he spent most of his career opening resorts in Southern China. Prior to that, he was the general manager at the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort.

The Westin Ottawa has announced the arrival of executive chef Geoffrey Morden.

In his position as executive chef, Geoffrey will be leading the culinary team in providing 350,000 banquet and catering covers per year throughout The Westin Ottawa’s 47,200 sq. ft. of meeting space, as well as the hotel’s 24-hour Room Service.


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