It is with great pleasure we announce the hiring of Bill Durnford as a General Manager for Airline Hotels. Bill will be responsible for our Kingston location, the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre. He started with Airline on August 22 in Saskatoon for 5 days of training. His first day at the Ambassador was Monday, August 29.
Formerly, Bill was the Director of Leadership Philanthropy with the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. After 6 years away from the hospitality industry, Bill is continuing his hotel career where he started it, in Kingston.
Starting as a Restaurant Supervisor at the Ramada Inn, Kingston, over his 25 year career in hotels, Bill has worked through many departments and positions including restaurant, banquets, sales, franchise development and as General Manager. Most of this time was in Ontario, particularly in Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie. Bill was a Director for the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association for 9 years, as well as the founding Chair of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. In addition to his current full-time job, he is a Director for the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, the Sales and Marketing arm for the City of Kingston.
Bill’s personality, his extensive experience, and his business relationships in Ontario, particularly Kingston, make him a great fit for this role and with Airline.
Please join us in welcoming Bill to the Airline family.