Former Delta Hotels’ president new HAC chair

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced the election of Hank Stackhouse as the new chair of the HAC board of directors. Stackhouse is an accomplished industry veteran with 30 years of experience in the Canadian Hospitality Industry. As the recently retired president and chief executive officer of Delta Hotels and Resorts, he led a team of more than 8,000 colleagues and oversaw a portfolio of 46 hotels and resorts with more than 13,000 guest rooms across Canada. Stackhouse is an active member in industry affairs and has served as a member of the HAC board of directors since February 2006. Six new corporate board members have also been elected to serve as corporate officers. They include: Robert Pratt – president, Coast Hotels & Resorts; Nora Duke, president and CEO, Fortis Properties; Irwin M. Prince, president and COO, Realstar Hospitality; Philippe Gadbois, senior VP sales and marketing, Atlific Hotels & Resorts; Satinder Dhillon, VP operations, Westmount Hospitality Group; and Vito Curalli, managing director of sales, Canada, Latin America and International Sales, Hilton Worldwide. (

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