Full Name
Martin Stitt
Job Title
Senior Vice President Operations - Canada
Company/ Property
Hotel Equities
Speaker Bio
Martin oversees operations for HE’s portfolio of 29 hotels in Canada, provides support to the firm’s regional directors in-market and serves as a valuable resource for our hotel owners. He leads the Canadian regional team based in Edmonton, Alberta which provides corporate support in all areas including operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing, revenue generation, accounting and human resources for the firm’s managed hotels in market. He also works closely with HE’s development team on portfolio growth.

Martin brings 30+ years of industry experience and a track record of success to his role with HE, as well as broad experience in all market segments from select service and extended stay, to resort, full-service and lifestyle. Prior to joining HE, he served as Area VP, Canada with Marriott International from 2015 to 2020 where he successfully led the integration of Delta Hotels and Starwood Hotels for Western Canada growing the portfolio from 5 to 26 managed properties with over 5,000 Associates and $600 million in annual sales.

Martin received his MBA and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. In 2014, he received the University of Guelph George D. Bedell Alumni Award for Industry and Community Leadership. He continues to contribute to the development of leaders as Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management. Martin has actively served in the community participating on numerous boards in Canada including the Hotel Association of Canada, the Vancouver Hotel Association, the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Tourism Calgary, and the Greater Toronto Hotel Association.
Martin Stitt