Following the opening of its flagship property in Toronto, Delta Hotels and Resorts has announced recent leadership appointments at hotel properties across the country.
“This is an exciting time for Delta as we draw on our deep pool of talent and reposition the brand,” says David Bird, senior vice-president of Operations, Delta Hotels and Resorts. “From coast to coast, our newly appointed team embodies the knowledge and expertise to continue our strong focus on business excellence, elevating the guest experience and engaging our talented teams.”
The new appointments include the following:
Dan DeSantis is appointed as Managing Director of Delta Calgary Airport® and the recently announced new Delta Calgary International Airport® hotel effective January 1, 2015. Previously, Dan held general manager positions at Delta Lodge at Kananaskis®, Delta Sun Peaks Resort and Delta Whistler Village Suites®. He is an active member of the Alberta Strategic Tourism Council and is current Chair of Tourism Canmore Kananaskis.
Martin Gilbert is appointed as General Manager of Delta Bessborough® effective December 31, 2014. Martin’s career at Delta spans many years most recently as General Manager of Delta Trois Rivieres® and Director Sales and Marketing at Delta Fredericton®. Prior to joining Delta, Martin held a variety of leadership roles in sales and operations with global hospitality companies.
Sean Palmer has been appointed to General Manager of Delta Edmonton Centre Suites® from his current role as the Acting General Manager. During Sean’s career with Delta, he has been Hotel Manager at Delta Calgary Airport, Director of Operations at Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre®, Acting General Manager at Delta Kitchener-Waterloo and has held several operations roles with increasing responsibility at Delta Toronto East.
Peter Gillis has been appointed as General Manager of the recently opened Delta Toronto®. Prior to his new role, Peter was the General Manager of Delta Ottawa City Centre®. During his tenure, Peter led a successful rebranding renovation of the property that led to an award winning lobby design. His Delta journey has taken him across the country to several properties in the Prairies, the Rockies and British Columbia.
Zubair Siddiqi has been appointed as General Manager of Delta Ottawa City Centre®. Zubair’s career with Delta spans many years with his most recent tenure as General Manager at Delta Prince Edward®. During his time at Delta Prince Edward, Zubair led his team through the construction of a new convention centre and hotel renovations. Zubair is presently on the board of Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association.
Colin Perry has been appointed as General Manager of Delta Edmonton South®. Colin effectively led the team at Delta Whistler Village Suites since September 2011. Under his leadership the property achieved Delta’s Hotel of the Year Award in 2012. During Colin’s career with Delta, he led teams at Delta London Armouries® and Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in varying roles.
Jeff Kennedy has been promoted as General Manager of Delta Whistler Village Suites. Jeff joined Delta Grand Okanagan® in March 2011 as Director of Operations and played a key role during the guest room renovations at the hotel. During Jeff’s eight-year career with Delta, he held progressive leadership positions at Delta Whistler Village Suites and Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa®.
Bertil Fabre has been promoted as General Manager of Delta Montreal®. Bertil was previously the Hotel Manager of Delta Montreal for the last two years and previously Director of Rooms Division at Delta Centre Ville from 2005 to 2009. Bertil started his Canadian hospitality career at Delta Montreal in 1994.
Elaine Stover has been appointed as General Manager of the recently opened Delta Waterloo®. Elaine joined Delta in 1993 and held progressive positions at Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre® in sales, revenue management, rooms and operations for four years. Before taking the helm at Delta Waterloo, Elaine was interim General Manager at Delta Toronto Airport West.
Amrit Sandhu has been appointed as Hotel Manager of Delta Burnaby®. Amrit was previously General Manager of Delta Edmonton South where he played a key role in the hotel’s extensive renovations. Amrit is a 17-year veteran of Delta and was previously Hotel Manager at Delta Vancouver Airport and Director of Operations at Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre®.
James Tingley has been appointed as General Manager of Delta Prince Edward®. James has extensive experience in managing both urban and resort properties having led teams at Delta Lodge at Kananaskis and most recently Delta Bow Valley®. James returns to Delta Prince Edward where he was previously the General Manager and brings with him knowledge of the Atlantic Canada marketplace and strong local community connections.
Martin Stitt has been appointed as General Manager of Delta Bow Valley in downtown Calgary. Previously, he led the team at Delta Calgary Airport. Martin is also the Regional Vice President for the Prairie Region for Delta Hotels and Resorts.