Heim takes Sandman operations role

Deidre Heim has been appointed Director of Operations at the new Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort, Vancouver Airport. Heim will be responsible for the overall operations of the brand new four-star property.

Heim started working with Sandman Hotels, Inns & Suites in 2006 where she was enrolled in the hotel chain’s extensive Manager in Training program. During that time, Heim worked in various capacities throughout Sandman Hotels in the Lower Mainland, as well as held the position of interim General Manager at the Sandman Hotel in Castlegar. Prior to joining Sandman Hotels, Heim worked in the accounting department of several British Columbia-based companies including the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

“We are thrilled to have Deidre join us in the exciting opening of the second Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort,” says Cyrus Merchant, Regional Director for British Columbia, Sandman Hotel Group. “Deidre’s professionalism, passion and dedication combined with her diverse experience makes her a perfect fit for the position.”

The 438-room Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport marries Sandman’s legendary service and amenities with a fresh, contemporary design. With a full opening planned for Spring 2008, the hotel will feature added conveniences such as complimentary airport shuttle, concierge and valet service, business centre, meeting rooms, health club and fitness facilities.