Marriott International has announced the appointment of Martin L. Leclerc as general manager for The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
A well-established leader with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Leclerc’s career began at the Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta in 1991 where he worked in various positions in food and beverage. In 1997, he joined Delta Hotels as the Director of Operations at the Delta Vancouver Airport, and in 2000, he was promoted to Acting General Manager at the Delta Pacific Resort in Richmond. From there, he went on to be the General Manager of the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa and the Delta Beauséjour in New Brunswick. In 2006, Leclerc joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and held various General Manager positions at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria and The Fairmont Nanjing Hotel & Residences in China. Since 2014, Leclerc has been the General Manager of The St. Regis Tianjin in China, part of Marriott International.
“Martin is a widely recognized and respected hospitality leader globally and we are pleased to have him join the team,” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels of Canada. “Martin’s extensive global experience across a multitude of brands and strong record of success in managing major hotel properties makes him the perfect fit for one of the Vancouver’s most prominent hotel properties.”
Leclerc earned a Business Administration Degree in Hotel Management and an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Université Paris-Dauphine, France.
“I’m thrilled to start a new challenge within Marriott and specifically at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver,” says Leclerc. “I’m fortunate to be joining such an iconic hotel with a rich history in Vancouver that prides itself on innovation and exceptional service. I look forward to working with the team to further develop genuine, key experiences for our guests.”