OTTAWA — There’s a new hotelier at the helm of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC)’s Board of Directors, announced yesterday at the association’s annual general meeting in Toronto.

Philippe Gadbois, SVP, Operations for Atlific Hotels, has been appointed chair of the Board of Directors. “Mr. Gadbois’ history and dedication to the success of the Canadian lodging industry is an invaluable asset to the Hotel Association of Canada and to everyone working within the industry”, said Tony Pollard president, HAC. “I look forward to working with Philippe and the rest of the Board to ensure the industry’s needs and goals are achieved.”

Six new corporate board members have also joined the team. The association has elected Nora Duke, president and CEO, Fortis Properties; Robert Pratt, president, Coast Hotels & Resorts; Irwin M. Prince, president and COO, Realstar Hospitality; Satinder Dhillon, SVP, Operations, Westmont Hospitality Group; Vito Curalli, executive director, Canada, Latin America & International Sales, Hilton Worldwide; and Marc Staniloff, president & CEO, Superior Lodging Corp. They join Hank Stackhouse, past Chair, as well as 10 provincial representatives.


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