Watermark Beach Resort is delighted to welcome David McBean as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.
McBean is the perfect person to lead the Watermark Beach Resort team, bringing over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He holds an International Sommelier Guild (ISG) – Level One accreditation and throughout his career has made a seamless transition between global brands and independent properties.
Having worked at all levels of guest services and hotel operations, McBean began his hospitality career as an elevator operator at the CN Tower in his hometown of Toronto. After graduating from the Hospitality and Tourism Administration program at Centennial College, he joined Fairmont Lake Louise, which paved the way for a lifelong career in hospitality. “Six months turned into five years,” McBean joked, referring to his time in Alberta. “I had the opportunity to see how a resort really works during my stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which inspired me to pursue a life journey in hospitality.” McBean’s commitment to excellence, passion for developing and delivering remarkable guest experiences, and building high-performing teams is a perfect fit for Watermark Beach Resort.
Since then, McBean has held senior roles in revenue management and operations with respected brands such as Delta Hotels in Vancouver and Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, where he was instrumental in the resort’s transition from from a branded property to an independent hotel. Most recently, he served as Director of Operations at Spirit Ridge, Unbound Collection by Hyatt, in Osoyoos.
McBean’s success as a hotelier can be partly attributed to his enthusiasm for meeting international visitors and his appreciation of global cultures. An avid traveler and foodie, he has visited over 60 countries and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Today, McBean is excited to share his expertise with the Watermark family as they grow into the brand’s next transformation.
Watermark Beach Resort
Osoyoos, British Columbia