PEOPLE from Feb. 20 to March 6, 2018

Cécile Chautard is GM of Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30. Cory Haggar now GM at Cobble Beach Resort. Michael Favelle is director of operations, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Patrick Laurette to chair Restaurants Canada.


Group Germain Hotels has named Cécile Chautard as general manager of
Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30, which will open its doors in Brossard this spring. A graduate of the Lycée
technique hôtelier du Sacré Cœur, in the south of France, Chautard has built a
strong and diversified background in hospitality since the start of her career
in 1994. She rose through the ranks within
the French hospitality giant Accor, working in a
number of hotels and catering establishments in different cities in France. In
2015, she left her homeland to follow her heart to Montréal, where she settled
to pursue her career. Before taking control of Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 at the
beginning of the year, Chautard had already become acquainted with the Alt banner
when she took on the role of consultant for Alt Hotel Ottawa when it opened in

Cory Haggar has
moved to Ontario from Alberta to become general manager of resort operations at
Cobble Beach Resort in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. Cobble Beach is a waterfront golf resort with
a spa, golf, beach, tennis courts and many more activities. Haggar came to Cobble Beach from Falcon Crest
Lodge, Canmore, Alta., where he was general manager for almost seven years,
responsible for operations, sales and marketing. He served as a member of the board for the
Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association for two years. Prior to that, Haggar
was general manager of the Sandman Hotel in Castlegar, B.C., F&B and
interim general manager for Holiday Inn Express in Trenton, Ont., and worked at
several Fairmont properties in the Canadian Rockies as well.

Michael Favelle has started a new position as director of operations
at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. He came to Hilton Metrotown following three years as
director of operations at Fresh and Healthy Brands, international franchisor of
four quick-service health food restaurant brands. Prior to that he worked for 10 years with Gateway
Casinos and Entertainment, the last five as executive manager, hospitality, with
a portfolio that included the F&B operations for two large casino
properties, a 77-room hotel, a 26,000 sq. ft. convention center, and 420-person
show theatre.

Restaurants Canada (formerly CRFA) has announced that Patrick Saurette, owner/​operator of The Marc restaurant in
Edmonton, is the new chair of the board for 2018 – 2019. He was elected at the
association’s annual meeting on Feb. 25. Saurette and his wife and business partner Doris
opened The Marc in 2010, a small French bistro that has received many awards
and has been on several best restaurant lists. As chair of Restaurants Canada, Saurette will oversee
one of the country’s largest trade associations, representing 30,000 businesses
in an industry that directly employs more than 1.2 million Canadians and serves
over 18 million customers daily.