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Hotel General Manager

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
March 06, 2018

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Robert Brian Simpson

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Birth date: July 28, 1960

Nationality: Canadian


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Whistler, British Columbia E -mail:

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a hotel General Manager with many years of international experience in business development, operations, direct sales & marketing and developing client relationships at the most senior levels.

-proven leadership skills - including managing and motivating colleagues to achieve challenging and demanding corporate objectives, deadlines and budgets.

Key Experiences

03/12 – present Adara Hotel, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

General Manager

Winner of the 2013 World Ski Award – Canada's best boutique ski hotel

Responsibilities: all aspects of operations of a 41 unit mountain resort hotel, budgeting, sales, marketing, guest experience management,

Achievements: complete refurbishment, repositioned on Trip Advisor from 37 to 17, drove record revenues, cut costs and increase ADR, RevPAR and profit margins

02/11- 01/12 Witmar Hotels, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

General Manager

Operating two budget hotels (Dilworth Inn, Recreation Inn & Suites) in a highly competitive tourist market.

Responsibilities: all aspects of operations, budgeting, sales, human resources for both hotels

Achievements: Cut costs by 35% in the first 3 months and increased sales by up to 25% in the first 6 months, record occupancies, highest revenues, improved marketing exposure

11/06-01/11 Medical Professionals Europe, s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic

Senior Consultant/Partner

A Czech based consulting firm involved in European job mobility for medical professionals (incl. Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists and Nurses)

Responsibilities: identifying candidates throughout Europe, advising them on career options, liaising with clients throughout Europe, administration, promotion, financial.

Achievements: Helped medical professionals achieve their career goals. Million GBP revenues yearly.

10/04-11/06 Targa Hotel Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic


A Czech based consulting firm involved in management contracts, new openings and consultation of existing properties.

Responsibilities: develop a guide for service, operational and technical standards for hotels – new openings and existing, real-estate feasibility, mergers + acquisitions, consulting + controlling

Achievements: A comprehensive guide enabling management to better quantify service standards, increase guest satisfaction, assess employee training needs and improve overall morale. Purchase and development of a 200 key property for Irish hotel investors from ground up which opened April 06 with 70% occupancy on the books for the first 3 months

03/03-10/04 MaMaison Residences, Prague, Czech Republic

Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Extended stay serviced residences in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, offering 4+5 star serviced apartments for short or long term rental.

Responsibilities: Direct sales, corporate sales, tour operator sales, internet sales, marketing, advertising, product development, branding, some operational, chain development, GDS, yield management, standardizing product lines for expansion, pre-openings, some FF+E

Achievements: achieved 95% occupancy with 20% increase of budgeted ADR across the group, 2 new openings

08/01-03/03 Relais et Chateaux Hotel Hoffmeister, Prague, Czech Republic

Executive Director

Responsibilities: Marketing, sales, product development, personnel, public relations, F+B, event coordination, budgeting, controlling

Achievements: reduced staff by 50% while maintaining high service standards, increased internet visibility which increased reservations and direct bookings by 16%, reduced costs by 12%, increased ADR year to year by 8% and RevPAR by 23%

04/95-08/01 Hotel Residenz Café, Osnabrueck, Germany

General Manager

Responsibilities: Marketing, product design, purchasing, bookkeeping, accounting, sales, personnel, public relations, maintenance, computing, guest relations, product development

Achievements: overtook a hotel with 35% occupancy and drove it up to 70% with a strong repeat customer base, 33% higher ADR, 22% higher other revenues

03/93-02/95 Steigenberger Hotel Maximilian, Bad Griesbach, Germany

Director of Stewarding

02/91-02/93 Hotel Intercontinental, Cologne, Germany

Income Auditor

Cost Controller

04/89-01/91 Pullman Hotel Koenigshof, Bonn, Germany

Assistant to the F & B Manager

Left Canada for Europe 1989

09/87-02/89 Auberge Far Hills, Val Morin/Quebec, Canada


09/85-08/87 Friars Two Restaurant, London/Ontario, Canada

Assistant Manager

Other employers:

06/83-08/85 Canadian Pacific Royal York Hotel, Toronto/Ontario, Canada, F.O.

Summer 81/82 Four Seasons Hotel - Le Quatre Saisons, Montreal, Canada, F+B


1980 – 1983 Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto/Ontario, Canada

-School of Hospitality and Tourism Management-

Awarded by the Canadian Hotel and Restaurant Association

with the “Don McKeown Award” as the student most likely

to succeed

1978 – 1980 Vanier College, Montreal/Quebec, Canada

-Social Sciences Diploma-

1972 – 1977 Laurentian Regional High School, Lachute/Quebec, Canada

-High School graduate diploma-

Additional Information

Languages spoken: English (mother tongue), German (Fluent), French (conversational), Czech (conversational)

Interests: Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Computing (DOS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel, Micros, Fidelio, Vega etc.), Internet, Music, Travel

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Czech Youth Programme

Member of the Executive Committee

An international, non-profit organization, assisting youth in their development.

Responsibilities: Fundraising, event management, P.R.

Achievements: Organized a two day visit from The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex for a fundraising campaign which raised over 4 Million Crowns (170.000 USD) as a result of a golf tournament and 2 Gala events

References available upon request.

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