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Irwin Prince

President & COO | Realstar Hospitality

Mr. Prince is the president and chief operating officer of Realstar Hospitality, the master franchisor of Days Inn, Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in Canada.

In 1992, Realstar Hospitality acquired the Days Inn licensing agreement with 19 properties. Since that time, Prince has grown the brand to include over 110 independently owned and operated hotels across Canada. In 2003, Realstar Hospitality acquired the master franchise rights for Motel 6 and Studio 6. With a combined total of more than 30 locations in Canada, under Prince’s direction plans are underway to double the size of the brands by 2020.

Having sat on the board of directors for the Hotel Association of Canada for several years, Prince held the position of Chairman from February 2006 to February 2008. He has participated in several hospitality panels as a recognized industry expert.

Prince attended the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.