New appointment for Boutique Hotels

Boutique Hotels & Resorts of British Columbia is appointing Christine McLeod as Director of Culture and People Development.
McLeod will be in
charge of developing and implementing an overall strategic human
resources strategy that will set Boutique Hotels in a class apart
when it comes to employee experience.

A veteran of the travel and tourism industry, McLeod comes to
Boutique Hotels from Intrawest Corporation where she held the
position of Director of People Development for the resort operation’s
175-store retail division. During her 11-year tenure, McLeod’s
innovative and results-oriented programs have garnered numerous
awards including three National Retail Council Awards and the US
National Ski Resorts Association’s Customer Service Award for service
training program design, implementation and results. McLeod holds a
graduate certificate in HR Management from Royal Roads University.

“Christine’s passionate advocacy for the strong connection between
employee experience, guest experience and tangible business results
makes her a natural fit for our organization,” says Mike Duggan, 
President of Boutique Hotels & Resorts or British Columbia. “We are
all looking forward to working with her as we continue to build on
our team.”

Boutique Hotels & Resorts of British Columbia opened The Cove
Lakeside Resort in Westbank in 2006, and Victoria’s Oswego Hotel this
past May. The 77-room Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s finest and most
exclusive boutique hotel set at the base of Whistler’s Creekside, is
set to open in December followed by the L’Hermitage in downtown
Vancouver in 2008.

Boutique Hotels & Resorts of British Columbia is a premiere
management company delivering unique experiences in iconic
destinations around British Columbia. Its collection of upscale
hotels, lodges and resorts includes the new Cove Lakeside Resort in
Westbank and Oswego Hotel in Victoria, and the upcoming Nita Lake
Lodge in Whistler, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet Outback
Resort in Vernon, L’Hermitage Hotel in Vancouver, and The Watermark
Beach Resort in Osoyoos. For more information, visit