Michael has led a highly distinguished career within Canada’s hotel industry and has amassed a depth of experience and expansive personal network that are second to none. Michael was Director of CBRE Hotels and focused on expanding its hotel real estate platform. Prior to this Michael served as Senior Vice President of Development for Marriott International in Canada. He was responsible for all of Marriott’s hotel brands in Canada, growing its Canadian presence from 17 hotels to 145.
For over 34 years, Michael has held various senior positions within the industry in Europe, Bermuda, The West Indies and Canada where he was the president of Commonwealth Hospitality. His involvement in the industry includes serving as Chairman of Experience Canada, which led to the foundation of the Canadian Tourism Commission. He also served as Chairman of Ontario’s Tourism Strategy. Further, he co-chaired the fundraising campaign for the new Chefs School at George Brown College in Toronto.