President & CEO | Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Bellstar’s mission is simple --- to deliver exceptional stay experiences! Bellstar manages and develops resort hotels in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Bellstar has grown from only one resort property with 44 units under management in 2003 to over 900 units in 2010. All of these are condo resort units where consumers have purchased whole or fractional interests and contracted Bellstar to market and manage them as resort hotel units.
Bellstar’s most acclaimed resort development is Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa in Osoyoos, B.C. It is uniquely located in Canada’s only desert, next to Nk’Mip Cellars, vineyards, Sonora Dunes Golf Course, Canada’s warmest lake, and the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Other current developments include Spirit Ridge Residence Club in Osoyoos, B.C., Solara Resort & Spa in Canmore, Alberta, and Kokanee Springs Resort Club on Kootenay Lake in B.C. Bellstar currently manages resorts and new developments valued at over $750 million.
Ed’s tourism and hospitality career spans over 30 years in government, management consulting, business start-ups, development, and operations. He is also active in tourism and hospitality education at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary.