Brooke Christianson

Current position: Executive Vice-President of Canalta Hotels

AHLA Board Member since: 2018

Started working in hotel industry: Grew up in the hotel business, as he lived in his family’s motels in Stettler and Hanna. Has “officially” been working in the hotel industry since 2004. Canalta currently has a portfolio 44 hotels in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and their goal is to be the #1 guest-rated hotel group in Canada.

Education:

  • Business degree, Mount Royal in Calgary
  • Continued education at Cornell PDP and the Banff Centre

Memberships:

  • SKAL
  • MacKay CEO Forums

What Brooke believes is the greatest challenge facing our industry:

The shifting technology landscape: The prominence of platforms such as Expedia and Airbnb represent challenges that have eroded margins and market share for hotels.  I will advocate for our industry to seek fairness as it pertains to these new platforms.

Why Brooke wanted to join the AHLA Board:

I hope to be able to offer my experience and skills that I’ve gained over the years to help this amazing industry be as successful as possible.

Fun Fact:

Anyone who has known Brooke for more than 10 minutes has probably heard him say: “Hey, have you seen my wallet?” Or “keys.” Or “sunglasses.” (Brooke says he loses things constantly.)

Contact information:

Ph: 1.403.820.1654
Email: brooke@canaltagroup.com