Bellstar Hotels & Resorts manages destination resorts across Western Canada. Resort locations include Alberta’s Rocky Mountains as well as resorts in British Columbia including Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and Vancouver Island.

Bellstar is a Canadian-based management company that drives profitability for independent resorts. Bellstar ensures each managed property maintains its unique individuality, while leveraging key centralized management resources ensuring operating efficiencies, while also benefiting from Bellstar’s corporate mission of exceptional experiences for guests, owners and employees.


Executive Team

Dale Hodgson
Chief Executive Officer

A successful entrepreneur who, over the past 10 years, has developed and managed hotels in addition to various other businesses within technology, manufacturing, and service sectors.


Dan Pigeon
Chief Financial Officer

A chartered accountant with more than 20 years of leadership experience in senior positions for multi-million nationals such as Pengrowth Corporation, Fortis Alberta, TransAlta and Emco Corporation.


Michel Joncas
Vice President of Operations

Over 20 years as a leader regionally and at property level for upscale hotel chains including Marriott, Hilton, Delta Hotels, and Intrawest Resorts. Michel brings a successful record of reducing costs and increasing profitability without loss of standards.


Ian M. Thorley
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Over 20 years of hotel and resort revenue development at luxury and upscale hotel chains such as Four Seasons Hotels and Delta Hotels & Resorts as well as independent brands such as Skyline Hotels & Resorts.


Leslie Ducommun
Corporate Controller

Over 8 years specializing in resort strata financials plus 25 years in accounting within a number of different sectors including manufacturing, technology, real estate.