Seef - Vice President - Food & Beverage - Edmonton, AB, Canada

Martin Seef

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Services

Vice President - Food & Beverage

Summary:

Personal
Highly motivated Team-oriented, Management professional, Strong analytical skills, Able to quickly identify problems and successfully implement solution, Ability to work well with other and achieve team goals, Bringing successful years of ho

Work History

Vice President - Food & Beverage

Marriott River Cree Resort & Casino

From September 2012

Acting General Manager / Vice President in his absence
Casino located at Marriott River Cree with 249 rooms and banquet space of 35,000 sqft , Venue space up to 2,000 guest , 65,000 Square foot casino with the latest of technology , 1.200 slot machine
44 table games , 7 F&B outlets.


Tower Group for Hotels, Resorts &Cruise Ship's
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt & Dubai, UAE

Group Vice President

Tower Group for Hotels & Resorts , Sharm El Sheikh , Egypt

July 2010 - August 2012

(Team leader of 3 Opening)

Six full service 5 stars resorts with a total of 1200 rooms, 30 F&B outlets , Two five stars cruise ship 250 rooms each and the 2 largest shopping mall with 250 Boutique each located along the pristine south Sinai Peninsula red sea , in charge of the entire operations , reporting to the Chairman.
Room's revenue up to $69 Million a year & F&B revenue of $42 Million a year directly managed 15 department heads and 1,500 associat

Executive Assistant General Manager / Resident Manager

Fantasyland Hotel , Edmonton , Alberta, Canada

January 2007 - June 2010

Overseeing the operation of 355 them room attached to the world largest indoor shopping and entertainment complex mall with over 16,000 guest per month and annual occupancy of 95%, the hotel boasts one of the highest occupancies in North America, over 27,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 5 F&B outlets, directly managed 14 department heads and 550 employee, acting GM during GM absence. Room's revenue up to $30 Million a year, F&B revenue of 15 Million a year.

Director of Operations

Grotto Bay Beach Resort , Bermuda

June 2003 - January 2007

201 rooms completely renovated, full service five stars resort, spreads over 21 lushly landscaped acres along the water edge, six food & Beverage outlets, banquet facility up to 1600 guest, directly managed 9 department head heads and 300 associate , reporting to the GM
Room revenue up to $14 Million a year, revenue of F&B up to 7Million a year

Director of Operations & Special Project

Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts IHG , Toronto, Canada

September 2001 - June 2003

(Member of the conversion Team)
A 600 deluxe rooms hotel, with 4 Food & Beverage outlets, twelve meeting room and large ballroom with a capacity of 1200 guest, reporting to The Area General Manager..

Director of Operations

September 1999 - August 2001

(Member of the Opening team)
470 rooms and 50 villas, full service resort with six Food & Beverage outlets, banquet facility up to a 2000guest, located along the water edge with 2 mile beach. The resort was classified as the largest resort in the Eastern Caribbean Islands , member of the Executive Committee, acting GM in the GM absence.,

Intercontinental Hotels Group, Asia Pacific / Canada / Eastern Europe / Australia / Middle-East

June 1983 -August 1999

Executive Assistant Manager

Crowne Plaza Beijing China

June 1997 - August 1999

(Opening team for Jakarta, Changi Singapore & Beijing, China)
375 rooms, 5 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 3,000 guests, First Crowne Plaza to open in Asia

Director of Operations

Crowne Plaza Toronto Center

June 1995 - June 1997

(Member of the Conversion Team)
600 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 1,200 guests,

Director of Operations

Moscow Aerostar Hotel

May 1993 - May 1995

(Member of the opening team)
450 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to a 1,000 guest, first western hotel to open in Russia

Executive Assistant General Manager

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport

January 1991 - May 1993

(Member of the conversion team & Opening in Montreal)
450 rooms, 3 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to a 1,000 guest, First Crowne Plaza to open in Canada
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Executive Assistant General Manager / Resident Manager

Beaufort International Hotels Darwin

December 1989 - January 1991

NT, Australia & Sentosa Resort Singapore
Executive Assistant General Manager / Resident Manager (Member of the opening team)
300 rooms, 8 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to a 1,000 guest.

Executive Assistant General Manager / Director of St john 's Convention Center

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

June 1987 - November 1989

St John's, New Found land, NF, Canada
Executive Assistant General Manager / Director of St john 's Convention Center
300 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 2,000 guests. (Member of the opening Team)

Rooms Division Manager

Crowne Plaza Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

From June 1987

(Member of the conversion Team)
413 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 2,000 guests

Executive Assistant Manager / Food & Beverage Director

Crowne Plaza Kuwait City

June 1983 - April 1986

Kuwait, 337 rooms, 9 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 3,000 guests
Crowne Plaza Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 300 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 1,000 guests
Crowne Plaza Manama Bahrain, 300 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 2,000 guests
Executive Assistant Manager / Food & Beverage Director
(Member of two Opening Team)

Director of Banquet

MacDonald Hotel

May 1981 - June 1983

451 room hotel 4F&B outlets, banquet facility up to 2,000


Other Hotels Experience

Canada, 982 rooms, 12 F&B outlet Restaurant Manager

Queen Elizabeth Hilton

November 1977 - May 1981

Le Meridien Hotel. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 450 rooms, 6 F&B outlets, Room Service Manager
Sheraton Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 650 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, Lounge Manager
Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 129 rooms , Banquet Head Waiter

EUROPIAN TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP

Hotel Baur Au Lac

Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Storchen, Zurich, Switzerland
Dollar Grand Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel George V, (Four Season Hotel) Paris France

Qualifications & Certifications

Concordia University

Hotel Management

Hotel Institute Montreux

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