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Stuart Laurie

Director, Franchise Sales & Development | Intercontinental Hotels Group

Stuart Laurie was born in Quebec City, educated in Lennoxville, QC. and Montreal, Stuart began his hotel career in 1978 working in the Food & Beverage Department of the Chateau Champlain in Montreal, QC.Soon after he was invited to participate in Canadian Pacific's Management Development Program, and completed his training at the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB in 1979.

Over the next 15 years he held several key senior management positions in hotels in both Montreal and Toronto.In 1994 he joined Holiday Inn Worldwide as an Area Consultant, and in 1995 was promoted to his present position as Director of Franchise Sales & Development for Canada.