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Coast Hotels

Okabe North America Inc. has announced the appointment of Robert Pratt as president of Coast Hotels & Resorts. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction, management and growth of the hotel chain’s Canadian operations. Before joining Coast Hotels & Resorts, Pratt was chief operating officer of Westmont Hospitality Group in Toronto, where he oversaw 160 hotels across Canada operating under 12 franchised brands. After graduating from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science, Pratt spent 17 years with Westin Hotels and Resorts, holding progressively senior roles in sales, marketing and hotel operations, eventually serving as general manager of the Westin properties in Ottawa and Edmonton. He then joined Silverbirch Hotels & Resorts as regional vice-president of the Pacific Northwest region and was appointed president of Silverbirch in 2007, where he was responsible for operations of 40 hotels coast-to-coast operating under 12 franchised brands. Coast Hotels & Resorts has 30 hotels in Canada with 4,053 guest rooms in BC, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

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