Coast Hotels Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of APA Hotel Canada, Inc. and one of North America’s fastest-growing and one of Canada’s largest hotel brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant McKegney as the company’s new Director, Technology.
In his new role, McKegney will be responsible for overseeing the daily IT operations, as well as leading the development and execution of the company’s short and long-term technology strategy. He will be leading a team of talented professionals to drive innovation and support the company’s growth objectives.
With over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic technology roadmaps and complex projects, Grant is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in infrastructure architecture, IT operations management, security governance and risk, performance analytics, and business process improvement.
“On behalf of everyone at Coast Hotels, we are delighted to welcome Grant to our team as the new Director of Technology,” said Manny Ilao, Chief Financial Officer, at Coast Hotels. “With his extensive international experience and deep technical knowledge, we are confident that he will lead our technology group with excellence and support our expansion objectives.”
McKegney has an extensive background working for several airline and travel companies including Air Canada, oneworld Alliance Management Company, and Rocky Mountaineer. Most recently, he served as Director of Information Technology for Canadian North Airlines, where he oversaw the organization’s technology strategy, and ensured optimal technology operations stability, infrastructure management, data and cloud technology operations, and security governance and risk.
“I’m thrilled to join the Coast Hotels technology team,” said McKegney. “This is an exciting and promising moment to join the company. With their progressive vision of expansion, I look forward to helping execute and enable technological infrastructure improvements and IT operations management to meet both long-term and short-term targets of the business.”
The addition of Grant McKegney to the Coast Hotels team marks an important step towards the company’s continued growth and success in the hospitality industry.