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, the Oakangan Valley, 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.


Robin Cumine
Vice President, Operations & Corporate Development

An achievement-focused and results driven hospitality executive with over 30 years of professional experience. Recently recognized by the Province of Alberta for leadership abilities and contributions to tourism and hospitality as the recipient of the 2017 Travel Alberta Alto Ambassador Award.

Ian M. Thorley
Vice President, 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 12 years specializing in resort strata financials plus 25 years in accounting within a number of different sectors including manufacturing, technology, real estate.


Louise Poropat
Corporate & Special Projects Manager

A deep understanding of business at all levels and a commitment to ensuring excellence derived from 20 years of diverse business experience including land development, manufacturing and residential construction.


Monica Batt
Director of People & Culture

A designated Human Resources professional with over 8 years of multi-branded property and corporate level experience. Monica is a humanistic leader who stewards, develops, and cultivates strategic plans, collaborations and relationships to advance corporate missions, achieve performance objectives and support progressive workplaces.

Bellstar’s Core Values

Our core values are the fundamental beliefs of our organization. These are the guiding principles to dictate our behaviour. Our core values create an unwavering guide in helping us meet our goal of delivering exceptional experiences.

Act with Integrity

We hold ourselves to rigid ethical and legal standards. In our day-to-day business conduct, in our employee and partnership relationships, and in our social responsibility.

Respect Equality

We believe our employees, guests, and hotel owners are all equal. We believe in the Golden Rule: treat others as we would want to be treated.

Cultivate Distinction

From our employees to our property portfolio we encourage and promote a culture of excellence that is unique and sets us apart within our industry. Our corporate culture is based on this distinction being celebrated.