Celso Thompson has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Hotel X Toronto, which will be the only hotel located on the grounds of Exhibition Place when it opens in 2015.
Celso comes to Hotel X from a leading downtown property in Toronto where he served as director of sales, catering and marketing.
“With Celso’s in-depth operational expertise and high-level experience we know he will prove to be a major contribution to the industry,” said Adele Gutman, vice-president of sales, marketing and revenue, The Library Hotel Collection (owners and managers of Hotel X Toronto). “Celso’s passion for the hospitality industry will certainly serve as a major asset to Hotel X Toronto.”
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1964, Celso attended the Universidad Pontifica Madre y Maestra to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management (coordinated and certified by Cornell Hotel School) and graduated summa cum laude. He immigrated to Montreal in April 1987 and began career as a Canadian hotelier as the night auditor at Hotel Le Baccarat. Since then he has worked at corporate and independent properties in Montreal, Philadelphia and Toronto. In addition, he served as president of IGLTA in 1999 and headed up MPI’s Montreal chapter in 2000.