Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Bertrand Mangeot, general manager, and Maria Chung, director of sales and marketing for Kimpton Saint George, Toronto’s first ever Kimpton hotel, opening summer 2018. Mangeot will oversee all front-of-house operations while Chung will manage sales and marketing initiatives for the hotel.
Debuting summer 2018 at 280 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Kimpton Saint George is a 14-storey, 188-key property. It offers 20 suites, a presidential suite and approximately 1,500 square feet of ground level meeting space.
“Bertrand and Maria both embody the heartfelt human connection crucial to Kimpton’s signature service characterized by unique personalized experiences. Their years of hospitality service combined with their love of Toronto makes them the perfect team to introduce Kimpton Saint George to the world,” said Ron Vlasic, vice-president, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
Born and raised in France, Mangeot brings an extensive background in hospitality. He began his career in Luxembourg at KPMG before returning to France to work for Karibea Hotels, assisting the chief financial officer. From there, Mangeot moved to New York City, where he held multiple positions at InterContinental Barclay. From there, he moved to the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, where he held various senior titles over the span of seven years. He then joined the InterContinental Toronto Centre, where he continued to successfully lead and manage multi-million dollar projects.
Born in Hong Kong, Chung moved to Toronto in pursuit of fulfilling her lifelong ambition to work in the hospitality industry. Her hotel career was launched in 1990, when she played an instrumental role in the opening of InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, where she spent 10 years. Subsequently, she worked in various senior sales and marketing positions for InterContinental Toronto Centre, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts U.S. and Caribbean and the Westin Prince Toronto. Next, Chung helped to introduce the Thompson Hotels brand to Canada joining the Thompson Toronto team. She then held various managerial positions at the Toronto Congress Centre before moving to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where she was responsible for sales and marketing.
ABOUT KIMPTON SAINT GEORGE
Debuting summer 2018 at 280 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Kimpton Saint George is a 14-storey, 188-key property. It offers 20 suites, a presidential suite and approximately 1,500 square feet of ground level meeting space. Distinguished for its residentially-inspired design, local touches, gastropub dining, and genuine service, Kimpton Saint George is located in the city’s Annex neighborhood, and is within walking distances to world-class museums, attractions, and independent shops, cafes and galleries. Amenities will include a fitness centre, complimentary PUBLIC bikes, in-room yoga mats, pet-friendly accommodations, complimentary morning coffee and tea service, hosted nightly social hour, as well as in-room dining and catered events from a soon-to-be-announced adjacent restaurant .