PEOPLE update as of November 10, 2020

Donna Fahey and Rhonda Holland promoted at Microtel. David Goldstein joins Travel Alberta as CEO. Canadian Bill Rheaume named president of Skål International executive board. HNL welcomes new chair.

Accor’s McCrory: From laundry to boardroom

TORONTO — It’s a little-known fact that Accor’s Heather McCrory got a degree in floral design long before she entered the hotel industry. McCrory told her story and provided delegates to the WITHorg Virtual Summit with 11 secrets for success.

PEOPLE update as of Oct. 27, 2020

Fanny Ryner and Valérie Marchand form VOILA. TORLYS welcomes product management director. Michael Willingham obituary.

PEOPLE update as of Oct. 13, 2020

Sabrina Bhangoo now AVP at Manulife.  Ryan McRae joins Hotel Equities. Pierre Gauvin promoted to Colliers in N.B. IHG’s new SVP Analytics and Insights. Accor has new South American CEO.

New chair and 3 regional chapters for ORHMA

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has appointed Jesse Hamilton, general manager of...

PROFILE: Mathieu Mault, founder of Activar

OTTAWA — Mathieu Mault is something of a world expert on hotels since he and his wife took a sabbatical in 2011/12, visiting more than 30 countries and 130 cities, staying in hotels for a year. He has used this expertise to found Activar, which currently manages Casselman Microtel and is preparing to open Lac Mégantic Microtel later this fall.

Sparrow, Scheer and team to lead CBRE Hotels

TORONTO — CBRE Canada is pleased to announce that Mark Sparrow and Luke Scheer have rejoined CBRE to lead an enhanced hotel investment practice. The team will spearhead a new initiative that coordinates opportunities with seniors housing, healthcare and student accommodations.

PEOPLE update as of September 22, 2020

Terry Sanders new EVP development at Aimbridge. Radisson Hotel Group announces its new Americas development team. New president for Restaurants Canada. Jonathan Korol takes over at AHIP. Franck Arnold joins the Savoy in London. Fairmont's new regional VP. Curtis Gallagher promoted at Cushman & Wakefield. Bernard McEvoy retires from Ryerson. Samantha Kagan promoted at Moutcha Bay Resort.

PEOPLE update September 8, 2020

Marsha Walden leads Destination Canada. Brian DeCort now Hotel Equities COO. Fox Harb’r hires Pearleen Moffard. Jason Johnson joins True Key Resorts. Kevin Davis promoted at JLL. Torlys expands Western Sales Team.

Realstar Hospitality announces passing of Ron Grant

TORONTO, Ont. — With great pain and sorrow, Realstar Hospitality advises of the recent passing of Ron Grant,...