Easton's Group: a new president and kudos galore

TORONTO — Reetu Gupta has just been named president and CEO of Easton's Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group. Dr. Steve Gupta will become founder and chairman, while Suraj K. Gupta will continue as chief investment officer.


TORONTO — Reetu Gupta has just been named president and CEO of Easton's Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group. Her father, Dr. Steve Gupta will become founder and chairman, while her brother, Suraj K. Gupta will continue as chief investment officer. Easton's Group of Hotels is also basking in the limelight of two Design Awards from Hotelier Magazine, plus numerous awards for the company principals, Dr. Steve and Reetu Gupta.

Last night, Dr. Steve Gupta addressed the staff of the two companies to announce Reetu's new role.

“Reetu has been working at the company for the past 20 years, working as a receptionist at the office headquarters, as well as accounting and payroll, before shifting over to the hotels where she worked at the front desk, and made her way into sales,” her father said.

“Reetu, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments in our companies and across the industry.

“While I shift into my role of founder and chairman of both companies, I know that your passion and dedication will take our company into its next chapter, as we embrace and celebrate the Easton's Group 40th Anniversary next year.”

Since achieving her MBA in 2008, Reetu quickly added hotels to the portfolio while also diversifying the company’s assets into residential real estate in 2012.

In the past eight months Reetu has won four awards, including being named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Last year, Reetu and her brother, Suraj, founded and launched Rogue Insight Capital, a private venture capital firm; a further diversification of the company’s assets.

Suraj Gupta.

Suraj Gupta.

Suraj joined the company last year as chief investment officer of the Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, while also maintaining his role as president and CEO of Rogue Insight Capital.

Suraj graduated with honours with his MBA from Columbia Business School and is unequivocally of world leader material. When he was 16 years old, The Globe and Mail completed a profile on Suraj’s accomplishments at a young age, touting him as Canada’s next prime minister.

As Reetu steps into her new role, her father, Dr. Steve K. Gupta will shift into the role of founder and chairman of both companies.

When speaking to Reetu about these changes, she noted that the family works very well together. “When I was offered this role, I told my dad that I was so honoured and excited to continue to work together in this new capacity, because as a family we are a force to be reckoned with,” she joked.

About The Gupta Group Portfolio

The Easton’s Group of Hotels, which hits its 40th anniversary next year, is Canada’s largest private hotel development company, owning and operating a portfolio of brands that includes IHG, Marriott and Hilton. The Easton’s Group of Hotels welcomes over one million guests each year and has won various awards including Hilton Developer of the Year and the Marriott Partnership award.

Reetu created and launched the Gupta Group five years ago, as the parent company to The Easton’s Group and the residential arm of the company. The Gupta Group has two condo developments currently under construction in downtown Toronto.

Rogue Insight Capital Ltd., launched by Reetu and Suraj in September 2017, is an angel investment firm owned by the Gupta Group that invests in cutting-edge start-ups from all around the globe. Rogue’s mandate is finding, funding, and coaching great young companies from inception to a successful exit. With a portfolio spanning five continents, Rogue has made investments in clean technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, hospitality, consumer marketplaces, human resource

Dr. Steve Gupta's recent awards:

— Transformation Institute and Diversity
Media, “Person of the Year” Award: In addition, to the amazing
honour of “Person of the Year”, Dr. Steve Gupta will also be featured in this
year’s book titled, “150 Extraordinary Canadians: Our Leadership and Innovation
Legacy” – June 2018

Reetu Gupta's recent awards:

— Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Female
Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Presented by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) at the 8th
Annual Awards and Gala The Annual Gala and Awards Night is a marquee event
where we promote trade and commerce between India and Canada and recognize the
achievements of Indo-Canadians from all across Canada – June 2018

— Pink Attitude, Presented by Pink
Attitude 2018, the Rising Star Award: Presented to a “Game Changing” South Asian Woman
recognized for her exceptional social, political, and economic achievements – March 2018

— Anokhi Media’s 2017, Business Executive
of the Year Award:
Presented by Anokhi Media, Canada’s leading multi-platform South Asian
entertainment, lifestyle and events company, at the 10th Annual Anokhi Awards –
November 2017

Reetu Gupta wins Top 40 under 40 Award.

Reetu Gupta wins Top 40 under 40 Award.

Canada`s Top 40 Under 40; a dynamic award program with over 1000
nominations, identifies outstanding young achievers, visionaries, and
innovators in Canadian business that are changing the way that things are done.
Reetu was the only honouree from the real estate sector and one of just nine
women to receive this designation – June

In addition to these four awards, she has worked tirelessly to give back to community. Reetu's appointments and charitable achievements include work as a board member for the Design Exchange, Zonetail Inc., Women in Tourism & Hospitality Conference, Ted Rogers School of Management and Hospitality Board and the TIFF Young Professionals Group. She is also founder and president of The Shakti Society, leading complimentary meditation sessions once a month, president of the World Spiritual Awareness Forum, brand ambassador for Water Aid, and an online blogger and contributor to the Huffington Post.

Easton's Group of Hotels — Recent Awards

Award-winning Westin Toronto Airport lobby, before (top) and after the renovation.

Award-winning Westin Toronto Airport lobby, before (top) and after the renovation.

— Hotelier
Magazine Design Awards – Westin Toronto Airport for the Category of 200+ Rooms
– Lobby Design – September 2018

— Hotelier
Magazine Design Awards – Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport for the
Category of 200+ Rooms – Renovated Space Design – September 2018

— Hilton
Hotels and Resorts Developer of the Year Award – 2017

Quality Excellence Award – Staybridge Suites Guelph – 2017

— Marriott
Outstanding Contribution to the System Award – 2017

Renovation Award – Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport – 2017

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