HSMAI Hospitality Hero: Jean-Cédric Callies

As part of the 2020 Adrian Awards, HSMAI Hospitality Heroes is honoring hospitality professionals for their efforts to take a leadership position, champion a cause, or create a program that has directly benefited industry workers, medical personnel, first responders, or communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Nominations are open.

HOSPITALITY HERO: Jean-Cédric Callies, director of sales and marketing for Hotel Monville in Montreal, Quebec, and an HSMAI member

CONTRIBUTION: Since the start of the pandemic, Callies has played a unifying role within the Montreal hospitality industry. In addition to leading the Monville to supply prepared meals to first responders working at the University of Montreal Health Center, Callies has launched a variety of initiatives to support both the property and the community, including collaborating with the Old Montreal Business Society to make unoccupied suites available for rental as private workspaces, and having the Monville use lit and unlit guest-room windows to create the shape of a heart as a show of solidarity with the city. He has also been an active participant in industry conversations around recovery, participating in roundtables and virtual interviews.

RESULTS: Callies has offered a positive model for how a hotel can remain an active, relevant presence in its community whether its doors are open or not.

NOMINATED BY: Guillaume Dupuis, director of ecommerce for Iber Immobilier, which manages the Hotel-St. Paul and the Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal–Westmount — “Jean-Cédric is a real source of inspiration through his positivism and his ability to analyze the situation. He is an outstanding communicator, a partner in the industry that I wish everyone had.”

The HSMAI Adrian Awards have been honoring excellence in travel marketing for 64 years. Entry information for the 2020 Adrian Awards will be available soon. For more information, visit www.adrianawards.com.