NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Ron Pellerine: GM of The Langham, Boston

My NativeAdVantage:


I am currently the General Manager of The Langham, Boston. I practically grew up in the hotel business, following his father around at his job at a resort at age five and working there myself at age 11, in any available role I could fill, from water ski instructor, to housekeeping and general maintenance, to dishwasher and cook.

I began my professional career in food & beverage but since then worked in a variety of roles at hotels all over the world, including Executive Chef, Director of Food & Beverage, Housekeeping Manager, Resident Manager and, most recently, General Manager. Prior to joining Langham Hospitality Group, I spent time at Novotel, Sofitel and Accor hotels, in Canada, the U.S.A., Vietnam and Hong Kong, before becoming General Manager of the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto. I started at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto in 2011 as General Manager and oversaw the hotel’s brand change when it was re-flagged by Langham Hospitality Group, as well as a $30 million CAD renovation of its guest rooms, meeting facilities, restaurants and public spaces.

What do you do best?

I enjoy developing talent and helping my team members and colleagues to realize their goals and potential.

What makes you the best?

I have had a huge range of experiences within the hospitality industry and worked in a variety of roles and departments, which allows me to understand the challenges that each of my employees face.

Biggest success?

I was fortunate to receive incredible opportunities in my career at a young age and took advantage of them to get to where I am today. Having the chance to lead another hotel within Langham Hotels & Resorts and move to Boston is truly the biggest success of my career so far.

Most challenging moment?

Early in my career I had the opportunity to move to Asia. Making that move, adjusting to the culture and achieving success over the next five years was a significant challenge, however it provided me with an opportunity in my career that I wouldn’t have had without making that change.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To make sure that my immediate family is always happy and well taken care of.

Business: To be respected and recognized as someone who has done my job well and can be relied upon to make the hotel I am leading a success.

Favorite Motto:

“Always keep your stick on the ice”

Favorite People:

My wife and three sons

Favorite Places:

Hoi An, Vietnam, Godfrey’s on Rice Lake (Ontario) and anywhere I can find a good cigar

Favorite Products:

Montblanc, Aveda, Montecristo #2 and Bombay Sapphire

Current Passions:

Painting (usually abstracts using oil paint), listening to all types of music, discovering interesting TED Talks, and spending time with my family on the lake