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The Westin Calgary Announces New Team Members

March 18, 2013 by Christine Otsuka
John Conmee

The Westin Calgary has added three new members to their team. John Conmee has been named director of banquets overseeing this important department at the hotel. He joins the team from The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto where he was


Fairmont Announces Appointments at 4 Canadian Properties

March 6, 2013 by Don Douloff
Garrett Turta.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced appointments at four Canadian properties. The Fairmont Banff Springs has named David Roberts regional vice-president and general manager. Roberts returns to Canada after spending the past five years as the company’s executive vice-president, operations. Garrett


Speakers’ Spotlight Announces Two New Appointments

February 27, 2013 by Don Douloff
Jennifer Shepard.

In January, Speakers’ Spotlight added two new members to its team: Justin von Etzdorf, named client services executive, and Jennifer Shepherd, appointed director, business development. In his role as client services executive, von Etzdorf will focus on building relationships and


Arjun Channa Named Hotel Manager, Sheraton Centre Toronto

February 19, 2013 by Don Douloff

Arjun Channa has been appointed hotel manager at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. He brings a wealth of international hospitality expertise to the role, with more than 15 years of experience at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Channa has worked as food


Marcel Berube Named Complex GM, Calgary Airport Hotels & Conference Centre

January 25, 2013 by Don Douloff
Marcel Berube.

Marcel Berube has been named complex general manager of the Calgary Airport Hotels & Conference Centre. He will oversee the operations of the 135-room Hampton Inn and 122-room Homewood Suites, which are scheduled to open in late 2013. Berube joins


Decor & More Founder Leslee Bell Receives Special Event Lifetime Achievement Award

January 24, 2013 by Don Douloff

Decor & More Inc. founder and partner Leslee Bell won the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at The Special Event Conference, on Jan. 18, in Chicago. This follows the announcement that Bell will be transitioning from president and creative director


IncentiveWorks Names Stephanie Hiltz Event Coordinator

January 17, 2013 by Don Douloff

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is proud to welcome aboard its recent hire, Stephanie Hiltz, as event coordinator for the IncentiveWorks Show. Within this role, Hiltz will provide support to exhibitors, execute promotional efforts and handle all customer service scenarios.


Alex Shterenberg Named Executive Chef, Sheraton Gateway, Toronto Airport

January 17, 2013 by Don Douloff

Alex Shterenberg has been appointed executive chef at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport. Shterenberg brings an extensive resume to the position. He began his Starwood career as an apprentice at The Westin Prince Hotel and after a


Jocelyne Fleming Appointed Creative Services Manager, JPdL Toronto & Niagara

January 15, 2013 by Don Douloff

Jocelyne Fleming has been promoted to the position of creative services manager for both offices of JPdL Toronto & Niagara DMC. Since joining JPdL in April, 2012, Fleming has played an integral role as product and proposal developer. Her new


Tim Reardon Named GM, Sheraton Gateway Airport

January 9, 2013 by Don Douloff
Tim Reardon.

Tim Reardon has been appointed general manager for the Sheraton Gateway Airport Hotel, in Toronto. Reardon joined Starwood in 1999 as food and beverage manager at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel. He went on to hold several leadership roles


James Fry Named Director, Sales & Marketing, Hotel Grand Pacific

January 9, 2013 by Don Douloff
James Fry.

James Fry has been named director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Grand Pacific, in Victoria, B.C., and joins the property on Jan. 28. Most recently, Fry was at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel for two years in the


Fairmont Makes Appointments at 3 Canadian Properties

December 19, 2012 by Don Douloff
Don Fennerty.

Fairmont has announced appointments are three of its Canadian properties. Don Fennerty takes the helm as general manager, The Fairmont Empress, in Victoria, B.C.. Most recently, he was general manager at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, in Edmonton. During the last