CALGARY — Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced on Sept. 28 that Arjun Channa has been appointed general manager of The Westin Calgary. In joining the team at the Westin, he brings a wealth of international hospitality expertise to the role, with more than 18 years of hospitality experience with Starwood. Most recently, he held the position of hotel manager at Sheraton Centre Toronto, Starwood’s flagship hotel in the Canadian market.
Channa’s career began as the maitre d'hôtel of all restaurants at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi, before transitioning to the Sheraton Entertainment Centre in Amman, Jordan as entertainment centre manager. From there, he moved into the role of food and beverage director at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing before joining the team at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers Hotel in Dubai as executive assistant manager.
Channa has also held the positions of hotel manager at the Sheraton Sanya Resort, Hainan Island, China; GM at Le Méridien Port Vila Resort and Casino, Vanuatu and Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa, India. In 2012, he joined Starwood’s corporate team in New Delhi, leading brand compliance and acquisition and development throughout India.