Eric Watson

Eric Watson

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CALGARY—MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd. (MBH) has appointed Eric Watson chief operating officer of its group of companies, reporting to the co-chairmen and principals of the company, Jay Westman and Marc Staniloff.

Prior to his appointment as COO, Watson was vice president of Superior Lodging Corp.—a joint venture partner in MBH—and has played an instrumental role in growing MBH’s development and hotel operations groups. Watson has spent the past 12 years in the resort and hotel industries in various executive leadership roles.

Founded in April 2011, MasterBUILT Hotels is a vertically integrated hotel company focused on the development, investment, construction and operation of Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham branded hotels in Canada.

Plans call for the company to develop and open 75 Microtel by Wyndham hotels within 25 years. MBH owns the master territorial development rights to Canada for Microtel by Wyndham and works in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group for the franchising of the brand within the country.