VANCOUVER — The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver has appointed Paul Cannings as its new general manager.

Cannings arrives in Vancouver from Malaysia, where he was general manager at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Prior to this position, the Australian native held roles with the Renaissance Sydney Hotel, a number of Marriott properties in Australia and Seoul, South Korea.

During his more than 20 years of industry experience, Cannings has also received a number of accolades, including the Asia Pacific Leadership of Excellence Award (2017), a Restaurant of the Year Award (2017), TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award (Seoul Market; 2014) and the Silver Circle Award (2016).

At The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Cannings will oversee operations of one of the largest conference hotels in Western Canada, with 499 guestrooms and suites, three revitalized food-and-beverage venues and 71,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.


  1. I have a comment: Passing by the front of the Westin Bayshore this morning we noticed the flags have not been half masted in memory of HRH The late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As a Canadian I find this disrespectful. Can this be addressed as soon as possible? The flags in Canada are to be half masted until 8AM Saturday April 17th which marks the end of the official period of mourning. Thanks


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