Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore has a new general manager, Martin L. Leclerc, most recently GM for Marriott International’s St. Regis Tianjin, and the Fairmont Nanjing, in China.
The Quebec native brings 25 years of hotel leadership, sales and marketing, human resources, operations, market development, public relations and financial management skills to his new role.
Over two and a half decades, Leclerc has been involved in managing some outstanding hotels. The Nanjing property opened under his leadership and was soon named one of China’s “Top 10” newly opened hotels by the China Hotel Starlight Awards. The St. Regis Tianjin went through a repositioning and achieved record growth under his tenure. He was awarded 2016 China’s Best Hotel General Manager, Hotel Fashion List Awards.
While Leclerc was general manager of the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, it earned inclusion on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and recommendations from Zagat’s, White Glove and Wine Spectator. He has held other key leadership roles at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Delta Pacific Resort in Richmond, BC, and Delta Vancouver Airport.
Leclerc started his career in the hospitality industry in 1988, working in restaurants in Quebec City and Montreal. He began his hotel career in the early 1990s in the Food and Beverage Division at Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta.