Hotel VIP Leaders' Dinner tops 60 guests

This year’s Canadian Hotel VIP Leaders’ Dinner was held at Canada’s newest Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, on the Toronto Airport strip.  The event, which coincides with the HAC Conference, attracted top level attendees from coast to coast.

Ray Berube, RHB Enterprises, Tony Elenis, ORHMA and Trevor Hagel, Travelodge Canada

Ray Berube, RHB Enterprises, Tony Elenis, ORHMA and Trevor Hagel, Travelodge Canada

TORONTO — This year’s Canadian Hotel VIP Leaders’ Dinner was held at
Canada’s newest Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, on the Toronto Airport strip.  The event, which coincides with the annual
Hotel Association of Canada Conference, had top level attendees from coast to
coast, and all segments of leadership.

Laurie Nitardy & Scott Richer Hyatt, Philippe Gadbois, Atlific

Laurie Nitardy & Scott Richer Hyatt, Philippe Gadbois, Atlific

Attendees
included such brands as Marriott, Wyndham, Hyatt, Days Inn, Group Germain, Travelodge, Hilton, Carlson Rezidor, Best Western, Coast, Motel 6, and
Sandman.  Also, strongly represented at
the dinner were ownership, development and management companies including
Atlific, Superior, Sunray, Morguard, InnVest, MasterBUILT, One Hospitality,
Easton's Group, Holloway, Aqualini, and Crescita. Several provincial associations were also in attendance.

Jason Cheskes, Above the Line Solutions and Melissa Kenney, Travelodge Canada

Jason Cheskes, Above the Line Solutions and Melissa Kenney, Travelodge Canada

Jason Cheskes, president of Above the Line Solutions, a company
which is involved in many aspects of procurement, has been organizing and
hosting the event for several years. 

David Blades, Realstar, Christine Pella, Serta and Robert Pratt, A1 Hospitality

David Blades, Realstar, Christine Pella, Serta and Robert Pratt, A1 Hospitality

“It is truly a great honour
and pleasure to be able to hold this event bringing so many great people from
the industry together,” he said. “Ruth’s Chris did a fantastic job and I look forward to
returning the dinner there next year based on such positive feedback.”  

Andrew Chlebus, LG Electronics, Marc Staniloff, Superior Lodging Corp., Chelsea Judge, LG Electronics, Eric Watson, MasterBUILT and Nigel Lucas, Superior Lodging Corp.

Andrew Chlebus, LG Electronics, Marc Staniloff, Superior Lodging Corp., Chelsea Judge, LG Electronics, Eric Watson, MasterBUILT and Nigel Lucas, Superior Lodging Corp.

By all accounts, the event was a tremendous success both as a
unique social gathering of the industry’s elite as well as a wonderful meal. This year’s
sponsors included Serta, LG Electronics, Ecolab, Eden Textiles, RHB
Enterprises, National Payments, Group Lockhart and Foodbuy.

Philippe Gadbois, Atlific, Mark Hope, Coast Hotels and Taj Kassam, Sandman Hotel Group

Philippe Gadbois, Atlific, Mark Hope, Coast Hotels and Taj Kassam, Sandman Hotel Group

Mark Hope, senior executive director development and revenue at Coast
Hotels, commented, “I look forward to this event every year as it really is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with old industry friends in an intimate environment and make new ones from across the country.  Thank you to Jason and the sponsors.”

Victor Komoda, Coast Hotels and Steve Isherwood, Canadian Lodging News

Victor Komoda, Coast Hotels and Steve Isherwood, Canadian Lodging News

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