CALGARY — Superior Lodging Development TL Corp. announced on Feb. 6 the appointment of Kathrin Jin to the position of director of national sales for Travelodge Canada and announced on Jan. 31 the appointment of Simon Caspi as director of franchising and development.
Jin has spent many years in the hotel sales industry, most recently with Choice Hotels Canada as regional sales manager. She also brings extensive sales experience in the software and financial services industry. Jin will lead Travelodge Canada’s national sales team and be based in Toronto.
In his new role, Caspi will work with Superior Lodging’s national development team and will be responsible for growing the Travelodge/Thriftlodge and Super 8 brands in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Caspi comes to Superior Lodging with over 15 years of franchise development experience, most recently with Starbucks, where he was instrumental in developing the lodging foodservice and licensed cafe division in eastern Canada. Prior to Starbucks, Caspi worked with Boston Pizza on the launch of the restaurant chain in Quebec. His career began in restaurant operations at Pizza Hut and he has held various management positions with national brands.
Caspi will be based in Montreal.