Colin McDonald
Vice President Development, North America
Sofitel Luxury Hotels

Colin McDonald joined Sofitel Luxury Hotels in 2006 to strengthen the commitment of Sofitel’s growth plans for the North American market. As Vice president Development he is responsible for all aspects of development of the brand in Canada, US, Mexico and in selected regions of the Caribbean.

He brings to Sofitel over 25 years of hospitality development experience. Mr. McDonald’s career included consulting roles with Peat Marwick in Australia and Pannell Kerr Forster in Toronto. He worked with Commonwealth Hospitality as Director Development and with Holiday Inns Worldwide in franchise development of Holiday Inn brand in Canada. Prior to joining Sofitel he enjoyed being part of Four Seasons development team over the period 1993 to 2006. During this time he was heavily involved in Four Season’s entry into the Residence Club business model and with a variety of mixed us urban and resort projects.

Mr. McDonald earned a BSc.(Hons) in Applied Economic Geography from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Mr. McDonald holds both Australian and Canadian citizenship and now resides in Dallas.

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