- September 13, 2021
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Inn at Laurel Point welcomes general manager Eda Koot to lead its distinguished team. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Koot brings a team-focused and results-driven leadership style to the celebrated Victoria hotel.
Koot is honoured to carry on the legacy of founders, Paul and Artie Arsens, and the incredible work of Reverend Canon Ian Powell, who has been the general manager of Inn at Laurel Point since 2006. Powell, winner of the 2019 BC Hotel Association’s Hotelier of the Year Award, has long been a mentor of Koot’s, hiring her early on in her career. Stepping into his shoes brings this journey full circle.
Koot began her hospitality career with Delta Hotels in Calgary, along with several years at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Calgary before accepting a general manager position at Delta Red Deer Hotel in Alberta. She then moved to British Columbia, working as the general manager at Delta Hotels in Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks and the Lower Mainland. During her time at Delta Sun Peaks Hotel & Resort, Koot helped create a year-round destination by growing summer offerings at the property, as well as in the village itself. Most recently, as general manager of Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, she successfully oversaw the hotel’s transition from being part of the Delta brand, to an independent hotel, while achieving the property’s highest ever top line revenue growth. During her time there, Pacific Gateway received many accolades, including the Hotel Association of Canada’s Environment Award.