Ian Hurst, Managing Director, Atlantic Canada
Managing Director, Atlantic Canada
Ian Hurst is a passionate, highly skilled, 40-year hospitality professional and a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University, Hotel Management).
Ian began, with what would be a 22-year career, with CP Hotels (now Fairmont). He quickly progressed through numerous food and beverage and room positions to become the youngest General Manager in the history of that company at the age of 28 (Hotel Beausejour, 314 rooms). He then successively went on to manage two other CP hotels and also held the position of Corporate Director of Rooms with CP.
Since then Ian has also held the positions of Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President, COO of a renowned five-star resort, President of a regional company and most recently Vice President of Management Services. Ian also has owned a fine dining restaurant and was the principal in his own independent hotel management service company for several years. He has now returned to hospitality consulting to assist clients with solutions in financing, branding, development and operations.