David Connor, Area Managing Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Eastern Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Velie as General Manager, Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport.
Most recently, Velie was Director of Operations at the 825-room Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Prior to her time in Montreal, Velie worked in the Starwood corporate offices in Stamford, Connecticut on a special task force with the Starwood Preferred Guest group. Velie was also Director of Operations at the W Hotel in Los Angeles and has previous experience at two Westin hotels in Boston and The Westin Casuarina in Grand Cayman. Velie, fluent in both English and French, brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to her new role.
Delighted to take the helm at the 474-room Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Velie looks forward to living in the Greater Toronto Area and promoting tourism for both the business and leisure experience.
“I’m excited to be based at the only full service hotel located within Toronto’s bustling airport,” said Velie. “I look forward to promoting our signature Sheraton offerings including the Club Level experience, Sheraton Social Hour, 24-hour Sheraton Fitness, complemented by a remarkable team of passionate, dedicated service professionals.”
Velie received a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.
For more information on the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, please visit www.sheratongatewaytorontoairport.com.
About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of an $8 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft® and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.