Martin L. Leclerc is the driving force behind the Westin Bayshore Vancouver’s 2017 revitalization. The well-known Quebec native brings 25 years of hotel leadership, sales and marketing, human resources, operations experience to his appointment as General Manager at the landmark Coal Harbour property. His career in hospitality began at the renowned Baker's Inn in Quebec in 1989, and then moved on to Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta.
Over the span of two and a half decades, Leclerc has been involved in managing some of the world’s most outstanding hotels. The Nanjing property opened under his leadership and was rapidly named one of China’s “Top 10” newly opened hotels by the China Hotel Starlight Awards. The spectacular St. Regis Tianjin underwent an extensive reposition and achieved record growth under his tenure. He was awarded China's Best Hotel General Manager in 2016 by Hotel Fashion List Awards.
In addition to his extensive career experience, Leclerc describes himself as a lifelong learner, with a Business Administration Degree in Hotel Management, a Master’s Degree, MBA from the Université du Québec and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Université Paris-Dauphine, France.
He’s been active in the communities in which he’s worked, joining Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Associations, Advisory Boards, and restaurant associations in Victoria and Moncton. In Victoria he was Vice-Chair of Tourism Victoria in charge of the the finance committee.