Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, has announced the appointment of Laurie Barkman to the position of general manager of Alt Hotel Winnipeg.
“We are happy to entrust the management of Alt Hotel Winnipeg to Laurie, who has a wealth of experience and is recognized for her sense of customer service and involvement with the local community,” said Christiane Germain.
With 25 years under her belt in the hospitality and tourism industries, Barkman has held a number of notable positions including director of sales and marketing for Lakeview Management, a national hotel management company. Her most recent position was as general manager of a local boutique hotel. Barkham is also actively involved as director of the Manitoba Marketing Network, in addition to sitting on the Rotary Club’s board of directors. Over the years she has developed solid expertise in customer service, management, recruitment, training and business development. Well-known in Western Canada, she is recognized for her leadership and passion for team management.
“The arrival of Alt Hotel in downtown Winnipeg is definitely seen as the start of a new era among the local community” said Barkman. “I am happy to take the helm of this unique hotel so that visitors from here and around the world can discover what it has to offer.”