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    New GM for Inn at Laurel Point

      The team at Inn at Laurel Point welcomes Navid Sariolghalam as managing director and general manager. Bringing more than 40 years of extensive experience in the hotel industry, Sariolghalam has worked throughout hotel operations, from guest services to executive leadership across Canada. He looks forward to continuing to enhance service offerings and guest experiences at Inn at Laurel Point. Sariolghalam’s journey began as a valet at Le Meriden in Vancouver. He worked in various departments throughout the hotel to eventually…

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    Jackle is New Regina Hotel Association CEO

      Sandra Jackle will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the Regina Hotel Association RHA) on August 14, 2024. “Sandra brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record bidding on and hosting events which will be instrumental in steering our association towards achieving greater heights. Her leadership will be vital in realizing our vision for Regina as a premier destination for events,” said Jennifer Fontaine, chair of the RHA board. Jackle is a distinguished…

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    Green Key Global Expands Across North America

      The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced that Green Key Global, the sustainability certification body for hotels, is now jointly operated by the associations in the U.S. and Canada.  A roster of hotel companies across the continent, including Accor, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Highgate, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and more, continue to lead the way as some of Green Key Global’s partners committed to…

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    IHG Signs Crowne Plaza Saint John

      IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has signed a new Crowne Plaza property in New Brunswick, the Crowne Plaza Saint John Harbour View, which will join Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook and Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown. The Crowne Plaza Saint John Harbour View, owned by Devansh Group of Hotels, is set to open in late 2023 after a $7.5 million investment dedicated to renovations throughout the property. “This signing marks the beginning of a new era for the Crowne Plaza brand in Canada; to…

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  • RoomRaccoon Welcomes Iris Diab

      RoomRaccoon has appointed Iris Diab as its new account executive for its North America division. This strategic hire underscores RoomRaccoon’s commitment to accelerating growth and expanding its presence in the US and Canada. Diab joins the RoomRaccoon team with more than six years of experience in hotel operations and hospitality tech, having worked for companies such as Guesty, Booking.com, and Cloudbeds. Based in Toronto, Iris will be critical in expanding RoomRaccoon’s presence in the Canadian market and will serve…

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  • Ryan Duffy Joins Watermark Resort

      Ryan Duffy has joined the team at Watermark Beach Resort as the director of sales and marketing, effective immediately. “I’m thrilled to welcome Ryan to the team at the resort,” said David McBean, general manager of Watermark Beach Resort. “He’s a clear leader and team builder.” Hailing from Northern Ontario, Duffy’s career began in the hotel industry where he learned about the power of effective team building and leadership. Working in hotels from a young age, he held a variety…

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  • New Four Seasons Hotel Montreal GM

      Four Seasons Hotel Montreal welcomes Sam Ioannidis as the property’s newly appointed general manager. With a 30-year tenure with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, he brings a wealth of knowledge and global experience to the Golden Square Mile. Born in Frankfurt, Ioannidis grew up in Germany and Greece before moving to Toronto, where he studied hospitality and tourism management at a local university while working part-time at a renowned fine-dining restaurant. Honing in on his love for hospitality, food…

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    Dual GM for Vancouver Downtown Hotels

      JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the Douglas, Autograph Collection have announced Graeme Benn as dual property general manager for the hotels. In his new role, Benn is responsible for overseeing both luxury properties, which anchor the buzz-worthy Parq Vancouver entertainment experience in downtown Vancouver. Exceptionally suited to lead the prestigious hotels, Benn joins the team with over 35 years of experience earned at hospitality venues across the globe. He has worked in leadership roles at respected brands such as…

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  • Equities

    Hotel Equities Managing Sawridge Inn

      Hotel ownership, management, and development firm Hotel Equities is growing its management portfolio in Canada by adding the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, located in Edmonton South, Alberta. The 136-room hotel, owned by 2430776 Alberta Ltd, offers spacious, pet-friendly accommodations, and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport. Sawridge is also just a short drive from some of the capital city’s most popular attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Old Strathcona and South Edmonton Common. “Hotel Equities could…

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    Prabhakar Named St. Regis Toronto GM

      The St. Regis Toronto has appointed Hiren Prabhakar as general manager. He brings 29 years of hospitality experience in luxury and full-service hotels to his new role at the property. His illustrious career has seen him in roles across India, Dubai, Poland, Spain, Germany, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Canada. A member of the Marriott team for the past eight years, Prabhakar most recently opened the Toronto Marriott Markham, the first newly built, re-designed Marriott in Canada. Previously, he led the…

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