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People for March 6, 2008

Atlific Hotels Appointments

Atlific Hotels & Resorts has made human-resources and management appointments.

Nicole Blackmer has been named director of human resources development, based in Vancouver. Blackmer has over 20 years experience in hospitality and a background in regional human-resources recruitment.

Atlific welcomes Philippe Guerrard as hotel manager of The Advantage West Inn and Suites, Fort McMurray, Alta. In addition, Atlific has been named the management company of the property, its sixth in Fort McMurray.

John Caneco assumes the role of general manager for the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vaughan, north of Toronto, which will open in April. Most recently, Caneco was general manager with a Toronto-area Holiday Inn.

The hotel company has also made several internal promotions. Opening next month, Executive Suites Garibaldi Springs Golf Resort, Squamish, B.C. welcomes Kris Szylowski as general manager. Syzlowski comes from the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport.

Replacing Syzlowski at the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport is Tanner Tredget as hotel manager.

 Deana Elchuck has been promoted to general manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites, Red Deer, Alta.
 After almost 20 years as director of sales and marketing of the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown, John Jennings assumes the role of general manager of Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park.

Sarine Lebrun Joins W Montreal as Sales Manager

Sarine Lebrun has joined W Montreal’s sales and marketing team as ‘one stop sales manager.’

Before joining the W Montreal, Lebrun worked as senior convention-services manager for Hyatt Regency Montreal; manager, catering and convention services at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, in Montebello, Que.; and social-events manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, in Ottawa.


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