OTTAWA—Philippe Gadbois has been elected the new chair of
the Hotel Association of Canada board of directors effective Feb. 11.
Gadbois has over 40 years of experience in the hotel
industry including senior positions at Atlific Hotels, Realstar Hospitality
Corp. and Hilton International as well as ownership of a hotel consulting firm.
Gadbois began his career with Hilton International at the
Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. In 1992, he was appointed general manager of
the Hilton Ottawa before being promoted to chair and president of Hilton Canada
Inc. He then moved on to found DSP Hospitality Group, with a mandate to help
developers bring their hotel projects to fruition. In 2003, Gadbois joined Realstar
Hospitality, where he spearheaded the company’s new development alliance with
In addition, he’s a member of the Canadian Lodging News editorial