CALGARY, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd. (MBH) is excited
to announce the appointment of Eric Watson as Chief Operating Officer
of its group of companies effective immediately. As Chief Operating
Officer, Eric is responsible for providing the vision, strategy and
leadership across all divisions of the company that will establish
MasterBUILT Hotels as a leader in entrepreneurial lodging development
within Canada. Eric will report directly to the Co-Chairman and
principals of the company, Jay Westman and Marc Staniloff.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Eric was Vice
President of Superior Lodging Corp. - a JV partner in MBH - and has
played an instrumental role in growing MBH's development and hotel
operations groups to the point where they are now and positioning
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham as one of Canada's fastest growing
hotel brands. Eric has spent the previous 12 years in the resort and
hotel industries in executive leadership roles delivering impressive
growth and profitable returns for entrepreneurial companies and
investors. "Eric is highly respected by our partners, employees and
industry peers and has already proven to be a tremendous asset in
shaping the company's strategy and delivering exceptional results,"
exclaimed Marc Staniloff, Chairman & CEO of Superior Lodging Corp.
"The appointment of a Chief Operating Officer for the MasterBUILT Hotels
group of companies marks a major milestone for our company and
demonstrates our 100% commitment to becoming best in class in our
industry," stated Jay Westman, Chairman & CEO of JWI Investments - JV
partner in MBH. "The promotion of Eric to Chief Operating Officer
provides MBH with the dedicated focus and dynamic leadership to become
a truly great company, which is the only way I know how to run a
MasterBUILT Hotels is a vertically integrated hotel company focused on
the development, investment, construction and operation of Microtel Inn
& Suites by Wyndham branded hotels within Canada. The company was
founded in April 2011 by Superior Lodging Corp. and Jayman MasterBUILT
/ JWI Investments - respective leaders in their industry - with the
mandate to develop and open 75 Microtel by Wyndham hotels within 25
years. MBH owns the master territorial development rights to Canada for
Microtel by Wyndham and works in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group
for the franchising of the brand within the country.
Since September 2012 MBH has opened Microtel hotels in Estevan, SK,
Weyburn, SK, Lloydminster, SK, Blackfalds, AB and Timmins, ON. There
are presently six (6) Microtels under construction in Red Deer, AB,
Whitecourt, AB, Fort St. John, BC, Kitimat, BC, Kirkland Lake, ON and
Sault Ste. Marie, ON with plans to commence construction on another ten
(10) Microtel hotels within the next twelve (12) months. In addition
to Microtel, MBH is currently developing a 225 room dual branded
Marriott hotel in Calgary's Seton district that is slated to open in
"This is a very exciting time for us and believe that we now have the
team in place that will establish Microtel by Wyndham as the leading
select service brand within Canada," said Marc Staniloff, Chairman &
CEO of Superior Lodging Corp.
Image with caption: "Eric Watson, Chief Operating Officer, MasterBUILT Hotels (CNW Group/MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140414_C9502_PHOTO_EN_39142.jpg
SOURCE: MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd.
For further information:
For more information on MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd., please visit our website at www.masterbuilthotels.com or contact Eric Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 698-8509.