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Francis D. Mairet Appointed General Manager
at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Victoria, British Columbia: January 6, 2004 - Atlific Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Mr. Francis D. Mairet to the general manager post at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour effective January 12, 2004. The hotel is being developed by Concert Properties of Vancouver and Ocean Properties of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It will be managed by Atlific Hotels.

Mr. Mairet's distinguished international career in the restaurant, hotel and hospitality business spans more than 25 years. From an apprenticeship at The Ritz of Paris to Montreal's Four Seasons 

Francis D. Mairet
Hotel, Radisson Plaza in St. John's and Shangri-La's Pacific Palisades Hotel in Vancouver.  Most recently, Mr. Mairet worked as regional director for Canada, Alaska and Hawaii for TravelCLICK, an innovative electronic hotel marketing company.

"I am proud to have been chosen to lead the new Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour," says Mr. Mairet. "Our first order of business is to hire people with a passion for service and success. We will strive to offer a great workplace, continuous opportunities to learn and innovate, and the scope to make a difference both in the community and with the guests we serve.

"Introducing the Marriott to the Victoria and Vancouver Island tourism industry will bring tremendous economic benefits as well. We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure travellers, conferences and social groups. Each will find a new home in our hotel."

Mr. Mairet is a Hotel Management graduate of Ecole Hoteliere de Paris.  At Mount Saint Vincent University, he studied accounting and graduated from BCIT with a management degree in marketing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the HSMAI Canadian Chapter.

Born near Baune, France, Mr. Mairet has worked in Canada for more than twenty years. He and his wife, Dr. Karlina Breikss, settled in Victoria three years ago. They have a seven-month-old daughter.

The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is now under construction at 728 Humboldt Street in Victoria's Inner Harbour district. On schedule to open in May 2004, the hotel is located near the Victoria Conference Centre, the provincial legislature and the British Columbia capital's most notable attractions, restaurants and shopping favourites.

The hotel will feature 236 luxurious guest rooms and suites, complimentary high speed Internet access in all rooms and suites, attractive concierge-level suites and a spectacular rooftop concierge lounge. A Pacific Northwest seafood restaurant, cozy bar, outdoor patio and 5,000 square feet of exquisite private function space complement its full-size indoor pool, health club, steam rooms and whirlpool.

Ms. Julie Morrison
Director of Sales & Marketing
Phone: 250 381 VIEW (8439)
Toll-free: 877 333 8338
Cellular: 250 888 7810

Also See: Marriott Hotels of Canada Reach Agreement with Pinnacle International to operate the Pinnacle Hotel, Formerly Delta Pinnacle Vancouver / June 2003
After $10 Million Renvoation Crowne Plaza Opens Vancouver's Historic Hotel Georgia / June 1998

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