FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Calgary, Alberta, October 22, 2012 - Royal Host and Travelodge Canada are pleased to announce the appointment of Julie McDonald to the position of Director, Operations & Support for Travelodge Canada.
McDonald will oversee a team of three managers and will work closely with corporate and independently owned Travelodge and Thriftlodge properties in Canada to maximize revenues, optimize yield management and assist with overall hotel operations.
With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, McDonald brings a wealth of experience to her new position which will be based in the Travelodge Canada Corporate offices in Calgary. For the past two years, Julie has held the position of General Manager for the Holiday Inn Oakville Centre in Ontario, and was awarded the Full Service General Manager of the Year by the Crescent Hotels & Resorts in 2011. Previously Julie was a Regional Director for Royal Host, the parent company of Travelodge Canada where her portfolio included overseeing the operation of six properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“We are delighted to welcome Julie to the team,” stated Travelodge Canada President Steven Robinson. “She has been a stellar General Manager in Oakville for the past two years and brings a solid foundation in Revenue Management and Property Management systems to this position.”
About Travelodge Canada
Travelodge (Canada), an operating division of Royal Host Limited Partnership, administers the Master License for Travelodge and Thriftlodge in Canada. Royal Host Inc. holds 100% (directly and indirectly) of the voting securities of Royal Host Limited Partnership. Royal Host Inc. shares and convertible debentures are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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For additional information:
Director Marketing & Communications, Travelodge Canada