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Gordon Mackay

Partner | Mackay Wong Strategic Design


Perhaps it was the years spent growing up in two family owned hotels in the Highlands of Scotland that shaped his fascination with hospitality environments and the art of creating memorable guest experiences. In those early years, Gordon Mackay witnessed the importance of delivering incredible service, nurturinglong lasting relationships, an attention to detail and the extraordinary passion required to be a successful entrepreneur. Gordon brought his love of art and business together, during his years of study at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., where he received his Masters in Architecture degree. Without a doubt, these formative experiences continue to shape and influence his professional life.

Together with schoolmate, Ron Wong, Gordon founded Mackay Wong Strategic Design in 1993, an award winning design and concept firm based in Toronto. The practice exclusively services the needs of the worlds leading hotel, restaurant and entertainment brands with an integrated design approach that guarantees vibrant and customized environments that connect with guests and drives positive business results for their clients.

Gordon is NCIDQ certified and a member of ARIDO. In addition, he has been an active volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, Scouts Canada and completed an 8 year term as a volunteer Camp Councilor and Board Member for a unique non profit organization called Camp Oochigeas, which is a spectacular camp for children with cancer.