Arjun Channa has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Westin Calgary Hotel. In joining the team at the Westin, he brings a wealth of international hospitality expertise to the role with more than 18 years of hospitality experience with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Most recently he held the position of Hotel Manager at Sheraton Centre Toronto, Starwood’s flagship hotel in the Canadian market.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be continuing my journey with Starwood Hotels and Westin with this move to the Stampede City,” said Arjun Channa. “I look forward to leading this amazing team and going well beyond getting involved in the local community and helping to elevate our service to meet the demands of the Calgary market. At The Westin Calgary, we focus on our guests through the Westin Well-being Movement’s six pillars, helping them to leave feeling better than when they arrived.”
Channa’s career began as the’Maitre D’hôtel’ of all Restaurants at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi before transitioning to the Sheraton Entertainment Centre in Amman, Jordan as the Entertainment Centre Manager. From there, he moved into the role of Food and Beverage Director at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing before joining the team at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers Hotel in Dubai as the Executive Assistant Manager.
Channa held the position of Brand Development Manager for the Sarova Hotels, in Nairobi, Kenya before becoming Hotel Manager at the Sheraton Sanya Resort, Hainan Island, China. He was General Manager for Le Méridien Port Vila Resort and Casino, Vanuatu and Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa, India. He joined the Starwood Hotels corporate team in New Delhi in 2012 leading Brand Compliance and Acquisition and Development throughout India.
The Westin Calgary features 525 guest rooms and suites and 26,000 square feet of premium meeting space. The hotel’s superb downtown location near the CORE Shopping Centre, Prince’s Island Park and a variety of corporate headquarters, make the hotel the perfect business or leisure address. After a productive day, guests are invited to wind down in the indoor rooftop pool, head to the WestinWORKOUT® Gym, or enjoy a leisurely dinner at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. An amazing sleep beckons with the iconic Westin Heavenly Bed®, while the Heavenly Bath® invigorates at the start of the day, as does the Starbucks® coffee outlet right in the lobby.