New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a third-party hotel management company, owner and developer, named Didier Dolivet as GM of the 395-room Westin Prince, Toronto.
A career hotelier, Dolivet most recently was the hotel manager for the Westin Harbour Castle, also in Toronto. Over a 30-year career, Dolivet has opened and rebranded numerous hotels for AccorHotels, Starwood, Hilton and LeMeridien. Among many awards earned during his career, Dolivet most prizes the distinction of Chevalier in the Association Internationale des Maitres Conseils en Gastronomie Francaise, and the Spirit Award of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association. Under Dolivet’s leadership, his hotels have earned recognition as the Top 50 Best Employers in Canada for five consecutive years.
“Didier’s distinguished career, and extensive experience in the Toronto market made him an exceptional candidate, and ultimately the only choice for Westin Prince,” Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “This is a legacy Westin property with a 40-year history of AAA 4-diamond status. Didier’s brand knowledge will ensure that status continues and his years leading hotels in Europe and Asia will positively impact the hotel’s diverse international clientele.”
“I look forward to leading this terrific team of hospitality professionals to enhance The Prince’s culture of service excellence,” Dolivet said in a statement. “Westin’s wellness branding resonates with our guests and bringing that to life in all that we do here is an opportunity I’m eager to take on.”
Sitting on 15 acres of rolling parkland, with an adjacent golf course, The Westin Prince is minutes from downtown Toronto and within five miles of more than two dozen major corporations including Kraft, Sunoco, IBM, McDonald’s and SAP. The Toronto Zoo is a 15-minute drive away. The Westin Prince Toronto caters to an international audience with authentic Japanese, Chinese and Persian restaurants, as well as a three-meal dining room serving locally-sourced regional favorites, Seasons at the Prince. With 30,000 square feet of meeting space, the Westin Prince can accommodate groups as large as 700 in both indoor and outdoor venues. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool, running trails, tennis courts and a fitness center with whirlpool.