Radisson Hotel Group has announced two new appointments to its
Americas sales team. These new team members will play a vital role in executing
sales strategies aligned with the company’s five-year operating plan.
Laurie Czyz joins Radisson Hotel Group as senior
director of Meetings & Events and will lead a team executing group sales
strategies and partnerships in the Americas. Meetings & Events represents
more than 25 percent of the business for Radisson Hotel Group in the Americas.
Prior to joining Radisson Hotel Group, Czyz was with SAI Properties, where she
led hotel and area sales efforts by increasing both transient and group sales
significantly. Czyz also has experience working group and intermediary sales at
Starwood Hotels and Resorts, along with group account management and strategic
small meetings for Marriott.
Angela Galeziowski joins the team as director of Strategy and
Performance. She will focus on developing cutting edge sales technologies,
process’ and tools. Galeziowski is a proven leader that drives business
intelligence and data process improvement. She comes from an extensive career
with InterContinental Hotels where she was vice president, worldwide sales strategic insights and planning. In this role, she helped the company achieve
financial and productivity goals and objectives. Most recently, she served as a
global sales consultant for Choice Hotels International leading the transition
of the Cambria national sales team from on-to-off property.
“The addition of two strong leaders like Laurie and Angela will greatly
impact our ability to be on the cutting edge of providing value to our hotels
with the right customer business, at the right time, based on the hotel’s
needs,” said Ross Hosking, vice president, sales & distribution, Americas,
Radisson Hotel Group.
Didier Dolivet has been named general manager of the 395-room Westin
Prince, Toronto, managed by New Castle Hotels & Resorts. A career hotelier,
Dolivet most recently was the hotel manager for the Westin Harbour Castle, also
in Toronto. Over a 30-year career, Dolivet has opened and rebranded
numerous hotels under the most recognizable flags on three continents: Accor,
Starwood, Hilton, and Le Meridien. Among many awards earned during his
career, Dolivet most prizes the distinction of Chevalier in the Association
Internationale des Maitres Conseils en Gastronomie Francaise, and the Spirit
Award of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association. Under Dolivet’s leadership,
his hotels have earned recognition as the Top 50 Best Employers in Canada for 5
Ian Ricci is now vice-president of development at AccorHotels.
Ricci is responsible for originating new managed and franchised developments in
Canada and the Caribbean. He has over 15 years of hotel industry experience
with a focus in the hotel development and financial sectors. Prior to joining
Accor, Ricci worked at CWB and GE Capital in the hotel lending space
originating and structuring mortgage debt to hotel owners across Canada. In
this capacity he was involved with over $1B of debt placement. Before entering
the finance sector, Ian was an Associate with HVS International in Toronto and
Vancouver, and worked in a variety of operational roles with Hilton
International in Quebec City and Chicago. Ian received a bachelor of commerce
degree from the University of Guelph.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to
announce the appointment of Larry
Mogelonsky as its Canadian Ambassador. In making the announcement, Filip
Boyen, CEO of SLH, noted, “Canada is our third largest guest originating
market, yet we are critically underrepresented here with only one property. Our
goal is to raise the profile of SLH within the Canadian hotel community and, in
the process, increase our membership as well as open the world to a diverse
collection of incredible Canadian travel experiences.” Mogelonsky worked in the
hospitality industry over 35 years, primarily in a marketing and consulting
capacity for luxury independent properties. An industry pundit, he has written four books on
hotel operations and he is published weekly in several leading hospitality
journals. Mogelonsky will spearhead SLH’s reinvigorated push into Canada from his Toronto
Marriott International has announced the
expansion of its Canada development team with the appointment of Paul Loehr as regional vice-president,
Canada development, underscoring the company’s commitment to growing across the
country. The company, which currently operates more than 225 hotels across the
country, is on track to expand its Canadian portfolio by nearly 30 per cent
over the next four years with 65 signed projects. Manlio Marescotti, vice-president, lodging development for Eastern
Canada, and Ryan McRae,
vice-president, lodging development for Western Canada, will both report to
Loehr. Loehr, who began his Marriott career more than 25 years ago in
Marriott’s golf division, has held numerous positions in the company supporting
hotel and timeshare development as well as resort operations. For the past
decade, Loehr has focused on expanding Marriott’s full-service hotel portfolio
throughout the United States as part of the eastern and western full-service
The Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto and Le
Centre Sheraton Montreal have both hired new Directors of Sales and Marketing
to join the vastly growing Sheraton family.
Jennifer Kazlauskis joins Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto with over 15
years over hospitality experience. Most recently she worked at Concord
Hospitality Enterprises, where she acted as the Regional Vice President of
Sales. Prior to working at Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Kazlauskis spent
time with the Radisson, Hilton and Fairmont brands. Kazlauski’s passion,
creativity, and relationship building abilities will help elevate the hotel to
new heights. Kazlauksis officially began her position on Monday April 2, 2018.
Christopher Spear adds to the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal’s
veteran leadership group with over 25 years of hospitality experience. Most
recently he worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fairmont
Chateau in Lake Louise, Alberta. Spear brings a wealth of knowledge and passion
to the hotel. He is an experienced leader who is skilled at maintaining
impeccable guest services and motivating his team, helping to drive performance
and growth. Spear officially began his new role on April 23, 2018.
Frobisher Inn is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Sullivan to general manager effective April 12th, 2018.
Sullivan started with the Hotel in 2010 and held the title of food and beverage
manager since 2015. He began his hospitality career as an
assistant manager with Red Lobster Restaurants in 1990 after graduating from
the University of Guelph. He held the position of director of hospitality with
Fanshawe College Student Union, in London, Ontario, from 1995 to 2007. Sullivan first joined the
Frobisher Inn as the Storehouse Bar & Grill manager. Since
joining the hotel’s senior team, he has demonstrated strong leadership in all
aspects of operations
with an emphasis on service and quality.