The Manitoba Hotel Association (MHA) came into being in 1927 and currently has the majority of the hotels located throughout the Province of Manitoba as its members. The Manitoba Hotel Association has one of the highest membership rates among hotel associations in North America.
The MHA is led by a Board of Directors. The Association has a Chair, three (3) Vice Chairs, and a Past Chair. The Board of Directors consists of four (4) Directors from the City of Winnipeg, three (3) Directors from the Western Zone, two (2) Directors from the Eastern Zone, and one (1) Director from the Northern Zone, thus ensuring that the Board of Directors is truly representative of the Province as a whole. In addition, the Board may appoint up to three (3) Directors-at-Large.
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Joel is with Sparrow Hotels, acting as General Manager of Inn at the Forks, while also overseeing the management and operations of Wyndham Garden Winnipeg Airport, a property managed by Sparrow and owned by Long Plain First Nation. He has 23 years of experience in the hotel industry, with more than a decade in General Manager roles. Joe
Joel is with Sparrow Hotels, acting as General Manager of Inn at the Forks, while also overseeing the management and operations of Wyndham Garden Winnipeg Airport, a property managed by Sparrow and owned by Long Plain First Nation. He has 23 years of experience in the hotel industry, with more than a decade in General Manager roles. Joel is a former board member at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, while currently sitting on the hospitality advisory boards for both Red River College (RRCC) and Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technologies (MITT).
Justin is the CEO of The Inn Keepers - a family owned and operated hotel company run out of Steinbach. The company operates the Days Inn by Wyndham Steinbach, Quality Inn Winkler, Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg East, Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg West and the Motel 6 in Headingley.
Connor grew up in the hotel industry. He is extremely hands-on and involved in his two hotels, the Altona Hotel and the Howard Johnson Express Inn Winnipeg West, and in their respective communities.
Tom is the GM/VP of the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South. Tom began his career with the Astoria Hotel in 1990, working his way up from a low level manager to converting the property to a Four Points by Sheraton and becoming General Manager.
Leo is the Executive Chair of Canad Inns. He had served on the board of the Hotel Association of Canada for over 20 years. Leo has been an executive board member of the Manitoba Hotel Association for over 28 years.
Alan is the President of Boreal Management Ltd., which is a family owned company from The Pas which owns the Wescana Inn, over 300 apartment units as well as commercial properties. Alan also served on the MHA Board from 2006 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2014.
Gaynor is the owner of the Keystone Motor Inn in Brandon. He served on the MHA Board for 6 years in the late 1970s. He was awarded a Life Membership in 2012. He continues to support the association through his active membership. Gaynor has over 40 years of industry experience.
Suzanne is the General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Brandon since it opened in 2020. She spent 6 years with The Keg restaurant as well as big box retail management before moving to general hotel management. She has over 7 years of hotel industry experience.
Erica is co-owner and operator of Barrier Bay Resort in the North Whiteshell. Recently she was part of E.T.E.D.T. program in the Eastman Tourism Region and serves currently as a director on the North Whiteshell Trails Association.
Mike is the Western Regional Manager with Genesis Hospitality Management Services. Mike was previously the General Manager of the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg, the Royal Oak Inn and the Keystone Centre in Brandon.
Bruce is the General Manager of the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West. He has been in the hotel business for over 35 years. He is an active member for 17 years of the Intercontinental Hotels Group / Holiday Inn General Manager's Advisory Board.
Luzviminda is the GM of the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Winnipeg and has extensive experience in hotel and hospitality. From housekeeping support, frontdesk, customer service, and management. Luz has a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Service and a Masters in Business Administration.
The MHA is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to serve the needs and promote the common interests of the hotel and accommodation industry in Manitoba.
The MHA is dedicated to being the recognized leader in influencing the future direction, growth, and excellence of the hospitality industry.
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