Hotel Leadership Dinner attracts 50 people

TORONTO — A record 50 people attended the third annual Hotel Leadership Dinner, organized by Jason Cheskes of Above The Line Solutions and held at Hy’s Steakhouse in Toronto following the Hotel Association of Canada reception Feb. 29.

The Leap Day celebration was sponsored by Serta, Ecolab, LG, Encore Draperies, Group Lockhart Inc., National Payments and Foodbuy Innovative Procurement. 

Networking, great food and camaraderie were all on the agenda of this very successful event.

“Literally there were key brand and management leaders from coast to coast  — Halifax to Vancouver,” Cheskes told CLN. “Brands included Microtel, Super 8, Travelodge, Marriott, Groupe Germain, Days Inn, Coast, Carlson, and Choice. Development, management and ownership groups included Atlific, Westmont, InnVest, Morguard, One Hospitality, Superior Lodging, Holloway, Sunray, Silver Group, Vantage, Luxury Group and industry association leaders from ORHMA, BCHA and Tourism Toronto.”

“The dinner that Jason has put together has become an annual tradition for the top leaders in the industry and is the only one of it’s kind in Canada. It is a pleasure to be able to enjoy a fantastic dinner in the company of such a great group of colleagues ” said Marc Staniloff of Superior Lodging Corp.

Cheskes is currently considering a second industry dinner event to take place in conjunction with the CHIC conference in May.

Here are a few photos.

Victor Komoda and Mark Hope of Coast Hotels.

Victor Komoda and Mark Hope of Coast Hotels.

From left, Chris Delaney, Melissa French, Jeremy Fogel, Jon Visser and Sandeep Gupta.

From left, Chris Delaney, Melissa French, Jeremy Fogel, Jon Visser and Sandeep Gupta.

Eric Besner, Christine Pella and Didier Obeuf.

Eric Besner, Christine Pella and Didier Obeuf.

Philippe Gadbois and Satinder Dhillon.

Philippe Gadbois and Satinder Dhillon.

Brian Leon, MP and hotel owner Gord Brown and Irwin Prince.

Brian Leon, MP and hotel owner Gord Brown and Irwin Prince.

Andrew Chlebus and Michael Strong.

Andrew Chlebus and Michael Strong.

Tony Elenis and James Lockhart.

Tony Elenis and James Lockhart.

Ray Gupta and Sanjay Rateja.

Ray Gupta and Sanjay Rateja.