ResortQuest Whistler has become a locally owned and operated company after several years of U.S. corporate ownership.
Paul Sanderson has purchased the property rental management company, which is the largest accommodation provider in Whistler.
“I am delighted at purchasing ResortQuest Whistler as we enter a period of growth leading to and beyond the 2010 Olympics,” Sanderson said. “We are looking forward to bringing positive change to the company in a variety of key areas with the emphasis on local management delivering outstanding service to guests, owners and employees alike.”
ResortQuest Whistler provides sales, marketing and check-in facilities to guests and owners through 10 lodges and over 750 properties in Whistler.
Though now independent, ResortQuest Whistler will retain its name and logo and continue to work with and develop revenue opportunities with a number of partners, including ResortQuest International.
ResortQuest International was formed several years ago when Whistler Chalets and 11 other founding property management companies in resorts across North America joined forces. ResortQuest International acquired all the common stock and ownership interests of the 12 founding companies and became a public company.
Sanderson, who joined ResortQuest Whistler in February 2005, said his management team is poised to enhance owner and guest service experience and improve the consistency and quality of properties under their management.
“We already have a clear and simple strategy in place that will be launched in time for the winter season,” Sanderson said. “We are going back to basics and committed to putting our focus on our guests and our owners.”
ResortQuest Whistler has a strong alliance with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee. “We are providing accommodation for the world’s media,” said Sanderson. “This is a great showcase and opportunity for our owners and the resort.”
Sanderson previously held the position of vice president and general manager of a number of property rental management companies and has extensive experience in a variety of other industries throughout his 30 years of management.