HALIFAX — John Wilson has been promoted to general manager of the Westin Nova Scotian, in Halifax, it was announced May 31. Previously, Wilson served as regional controller responsible for the company’s six Canadian hotels, a position he will continue to hold.
Hired as an assistant controller in 1996, Wilson holds the distinction of being the hotel’s first employee. In the ensuing 20 years, his career with New Castle Hotels & Resorts took him to Racine, WI, as the controller of the company’s Marriott property, and to Liscomb Mills, NS, where he was the general manager of the province’s Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre, which New Castle manages. Wilson began his hospitality career as a night auditor with Centennial Hotels.
“John was here when we opened the Westin Nova Scotian as the brand’s first franchise hotel, and there is no one better prepared for, and more deserving of, the opportunity to shape its future,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle. “John has both the detailed, financial skills and the big picture hospitality frame of reference needed to operate a high profile, historic hotel in the province’s capital city.”