TORONTO, ON (March 25, 2015) — Skyline International Development Inc. (TASE: SKLN) (“Skyline” or the “Company”) has announced the appointment of Christopher Lund, as Regional Vice-President & General Manager of Skyline’s hospitality arm and Raymond Zar, as Senior Vice President of Hospitality and Vacation Club, effective immediately. Skyline also announced today the termination of Kevin Toth, as Chief Operating Officer, and David Goldman, as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company.
Christopher Lund’s career in hospitality in Canada spans the past 30 years and has seen him hold many senior leadership positions for several major Canadian hotel brands and operators. Prior to joining Skyline in 2011 as General Manager of Deerhurst Resort, Mr. Lund spent 12 years with Delta Hotels & Resorts as Regional Vice-President of Operations for Ontario, responsible for 13 properties across the province, in addition to General Manager of Delta’s Toronto East property. He has also held senior positions with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Lund holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University and has served on many volunteer boards and committees throughout his career.
Raymond Zar brings over a decade of multidisciplinary executive experience leading hospitality, marketing, consumer services, real estate development and asset management firms. Previously, Mr. Zar served as Chief Executive Officer of a mid-size hospitality and consumer services company, which ranked as Canada’s 28th fastest growing company by Canadian Business Magazine during his tenure. He maintains a proven track record of leading collaborative and dynamic teams that produce extraordinary results. Mr. Zar holds a Master Certificate in Hospitality, Marketing & Financial Management from Cornell University along with a certification in Residential & Commercial Real Estate from OREA College.
About Skyline International Development Inc.
A leading Toronto-based developer of hospitality properties and destination communities, Skyline International Development owns over two million square feet of real estate, has over 2,600 acres with development rights for more than 7,000 residential units and nearly 1,300 rooms in its holdings, employing more than 1,300 staff. Its unique asset mix includes part ownership of Toronto’s iconic Omni King Edward Hotel, as well as ownership of, under the Skyline Hotels & Resorts brand, the city’s contemporary boutique Cosmopolitan Hotel and Spa and Pantages Hotel and Spa. Skyline’s resort assets include landmark Deerhurst Resort with 45,000 sq. ft. of meeting space lakeside in Muskoka and Horseshoe Resort, home to Toronto’s closest ski area and an adventure park. The Company is also creating residential communities at Deerhurst, Horseshoe and, at the historic lakefront of Port McNicoll, Ontario, a restored gateway to the 30,000 Islands, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. In 2013, the company launched Skyline Vacation Club, Ontario’s first drive-to, members-only, points-based urban and country vacation club. In April 2013, Skyline acquired 50% of the retail component in both the village and surrounding the golf course at Blue Mountain and the remaining developable land. In late 2014 the Company acquired Bear Valley Ski resort in California, expanding its asset base that included an ownership of the iconic Hyatt Regency Arcade hotel and shopping center in Cleveland, Ohio. In early 2014, Skyline became a public company trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). For more information, please visit: www.skylineinvestments.com
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