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Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award.

Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured for outstanding leadership and contribution to employee health, wellness and engagement at the 1,590-room property, Canada’s largest property.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Shalin, as the recipient of this prestigious award. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate him for his exceptional commitment to our employees,” said Rob Housez, general manager, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.

Parikh’s key accomplishments include:

  • substantially raising the employee engagement survey participation;
  • managing the hotel’s environmental audit;
  • serving as co-chair on the property’s health and wellness committee;
  • and managing employee benefit program.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the future generation of hospitality leaders. The Aspiring Hotelier award is presented to the individual  who has made an outstanding contribution of leadership or who has taken initiative above and beyond their role and responsibility.

About the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC)

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is the leading voice of the Canadian hotel and lodging industry. For over 100
years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Canadian Hotel and Lodging Industry through strong member
engagement, effective advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association
represents more than 8,178 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $18.4 billion Canadian hotel industry
which employs 304,000 people across Canada.

About the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is an independent property as part of the Langham Hospitality Group’s international portfolio of hotels and resorts. The Chelsea is proud to be honoured with the Accessible Tourism Award with the Travel Industry Association of Ontario and the Humanitarian Award with the Hotel Association of Canada.

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