HUNTSVILLE, ON, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Sequel Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel and resort management company, has confirmed the
appointment of Mr. Robert McLaughlin as the new President and Chief
Operating Officer of Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc. ("SHI" or "the Company").
Mr. McLaughlin was brought in to enhance the Company's growth and
profitability for investments in hotel and resort acquisitions, mixed
use developments. He will also guide the expansion of Sequel Hotels and
Resorts. He will also guide the expansion of Sequel Hotels and Resorts.
McLaughlin will play a key role in furthering Sequel Hospitality
Investments' position as one Canada's leading hotel and resort
investment, acquisitions and development groups. He will focus on a
broad range of revenue growth, investment, positioning and marketing
activities. Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc. unites highly
complementary capabilities to invest, acquire, develop and reposition
unparalleled assets with significant upside potential. SHI invests in
the hospitality industry with its own funds and with accredited
investors. "Given our pipeline of hotel, resort and real estate
development properties which offer significant investment opportunities
and operational synergies, we are primed for growth," said Robert
McLaughlin, Sequel Hospitality Investments President & COO.
Founded in 2005, Sequel Hotels and Resorts is an industry leader in the
development and management of branded and independent hotels and
resorts with a niche focus on boutique properties. "We are confident
Robert will be an outstanding leader in driving strategic growth for
Sequel Hospitality Investments," said Anne Larcade, President & CEO of
Sequel Hotels and Resorts and CEO of Sequel Hospitality Investments.
Mr. McLaughlin brings extensive creative, financial and executive
experience to this new position. He is an entrepreneur and 25-year
broadcast industry executive skilled in strategic planning, operations
and investment, with management experience in mergers, branding,
promotion and production. As a creative leader, with strengths in
developing and motivating teams, and designing effective operating
systems with proven financial results, McLaughlin specializes in
start-up and rebuilding operations, particularly growing emerging
brands. In addition to his success at executive levels, he is an
award-winning journalist and proven investor.
As Senior Vice-President of Production for CTV, McLaughlin was
responsible for all production at CTVglobemedia (2009-2011), overseeing
the business development and strategic plan for production units
of its networks. He was appointed Executive Producer of the 2010
Vancouver Olympic Winter Games for CTV (Olympic Morning). As Vice
President and General Manager of Toronto's CP24, he oversaw the routine
operations and strategic vision of Canada's premier all-news channel.
From 2011 to 2012, McLaughlin led the vision, expansion and franchise
development strategy for a Canadian healthcare company.
Robert McLaughlin can be contacted at 416-902-8824 and firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc.
Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc. is a Canadian, alternative asset
private equity group providing comprehensive services to the national
and international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. SHI is
recognized for its disciplined investment strategy and nimble,
top-level team, coupled with innovative vision. Focussing on the hotel
and resort asset class, mixed use developments and a niche
in independent or boutique assets allows for SHI's efficient navigation
of complex markets and opportunities. Sequel's reputation contributes
to first look opportunities among sellers, lenders and developers,
providing timely access to off-market transactions. For information on
SHI and Sequel Hotels and Resorts, see www.sequelhospitalityinvest.com and www.sequelhotels.com.
SOURCE: Sequel Hospitality Investments
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