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Vantage Hospitality has announced that Gene Conklin will serve as the new regional vice-president of development for Canada and the U.S. Western region.
Most recently, Conklin served as regional director
of North American development for Best Western International, where he earned salesman
of the year award. He also served 25 years as a regional GM with Marriott,
during which he gained a diverse background in operations, sales and marketing,
finance, renovations and new construction.
“I’ve worn many hats within the lodging industry and this has allowed me a greater understanding of the hotel business
from the perspective of both a brand and an owner/operator,” said
Conklin in a release.