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TORONTO, ON (April 04, 2018) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Bertrand Mangeot, General Manager, and Maria Chung, Director of Sales and Marketing for Kimpton Saint George, Toronto’s first ever Kimpton hotel, opening summer 2018. Mangeot will oversee all front-of-house operations while Chung will manage sales and marketing initiatives for the hotel. Together they will help to bring the brand’s ridiculously personal service and human touch to life at Kimpton Saint George.

“Bertrand and Maria both embody the heartfelt human connection crucial to Kimpton’s signature service characterized by unique personalized experiences. Their years of hospitality service combined with their love of Toronto makes them the perfect team to introduce Kimpton Saint George to the world,” said Ron Vlasic, Vice President, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  

Born and raised in France, Mangeot brings an extensive background in hospitality. He began his career in Luxembourg at KPMG before returning to France to work for Karibea Hotels, assisting the Chief Financial Officer. From there, Mangeot moved to New York City, where he held multiple positions at InterContinental Barclay. Here, Bertrand’s skills established him in the InterContinental family, enabling him to move to the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, where he held various senior titles over the span of seven years. He then joined the InterContinental Toronto Centre, where he continued to successfully lead and manage multi-million dollar projects.
 
Born in Hong Kong, Chung moved to Toronto in pursuit of fulfilling her lifelong ambition to work in the hospitality industry. Her hotel career was launched in 1990, when she played an instrumental role in the opening of InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, where she spent 10 years. Subsequently, she worked in various senior sales and marketing positions for InterContinental Toronto Centre, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts U.S. and Caribbean and the Westin Prince Toronto. Next, Chung helped to introduce the Thompson Hotels brand to Canada joining the Thompson Toronto team. Thereafter, she held various managerial positions at the Toronto Congress Centre before moving to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where she was responsible for sales and marketing.

Located amidst Toronto’s world-class museums and attractions as well as a litany of independent shops, cafes, galleries and arts institutions, Kimpton Saint George will offer its guests access to Toronto’s multi-faceted cultural scene in one of its most notable districts, the Annex. The 14-story hotel will feature 188 artfully designed guest rooms, including 20 suites, a presidential suite and approximately 1,500 square feet of naturally lit meeting space. Amenities will include a fitness centre, complimentary PUBLIC bikes, in-room yoga mats, pet-friendly accommodations, complimentary morning coffee and tea service, hosted nightly social hour, as well as in-room dining and catered events from a soon-to-be-announced adjacent restaurant .

Reservations are currently available for dates of stay starting July 1. For more information, visit www.kimptonsaintgeorge.com and follow along on the hotel’s journey to its summer opening on Facebook and Instagram.