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Jim Stewart

Director, Human Resources

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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First hospitality job:

Refreshment stand in a shopping mall

Age you started working in hospitality:

14

Your inspiration to begin working in hospitality:

When I graduated High School I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. With two other
friends, I embarked on a two month camping trip through Europe. It was my first major
travel excursion and it was a life changing experience. It is then I decided to join the
airline industry.

My hospitality mentor:

During my 28 year airline career I met many fantastic people that helped me on my
journey. One person who was my friend and mentor was Bill Pallett. He helped me
immensely on my second career - Hotels.

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

People - true and simple. Whether they are customers or colleagues.

What has inspired you to continue your career path in hospitality?

Every day is different. It is exciting not knowing what may happen today.

Advice for students interested in a career in hospitality:

If you like people and enjoy an environment that is exciting and rewarding - then
Hospitality is it!

My Hospitality Story

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