jim muir, cha
President - Summit Resort Management Inc.
Jim Muir is a committed hotel professional with over 35 years of experience in the
business. Jim was born in Scotland and grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. After graduating
from Fanshawe College, with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering Management,
Jim worked with Holiday Inns for a period of 12 years in various management capacities
at properties located from coast to coast across Canada. Jim has resided in Canmore
for fifteen years while he was Manager of The Timberline Lodge in Banff before assuming
the position as General Manager
at the Chateau Canmore Resort. Accredited by the American Hotel Motel Association
as a Certified Hotel Administrator, Jim is results oriented with a proven track
record. Jim was recognized as a leader in the Canadian Hotel Industry when the Chateau
Canmore Resort was awarded “1996 Hotel of the Year” by Choice Hotels Canada. During
the summer of 1997 Jim studied Hotel Real Estate, Development, and Hotel Investment,
as well as Hotel Planning and Design at Cornell University in New York. Most recently,
Jim studied Condominium Management with Canadian Condominium Institute.
Jim went on to start Summit Resort Management for the purpose of providing consulting
and management services to Resort and Hotel developments and operations in Western
Canada. Jim’s involvement at Advantage West Inns & Suites included the development
of a limited service hotel concept utilizing modular construction. The Advantage
West Inns & Suites property opened in Fort McMurray in July 2004 and the property
enjoyed the highest market-share in Fort McMurray. The property was sold in 2008
providing the investors an unprecedented return on their investment.
While taking an active role in the management of the Rocky Mountain Resort Properties
that include the Falcon Crest Lodge, Copperstone Resort and The Stoneridge Mountain
Resort, Jim also finds solutions to raise the bar in the hospitality business.
Jim maintained a leadership role in the development of the Acclaim Hotel at Calgary
Airport which opened in 2009. This hotel is recognized in the industry as being
very innovative already out performing many of the flagged properties in the area.
In 2010 the Pacini Restaurant brand was introduced into the Calgary market at the
While Jim enjoys the hotel business, he also takes time to pursue other interests
which include his family, skiing, mountain biking, sailing, traveling, and following
Formula One motor racing. Jim is past chairman and a founding member of the Canmore
/ Kananaskis Tourism Board and has sat on Canmore Planning Commission and the Development
Jim maintains an uncompromising belief in guest satisfaction, delivering guest service
that goes beyond the guests’ expectations. Jim will continue to be involved with
operations in planning, strategy, and assuring the team is focused on the commitment
to the property objectives. It is very important that Jim brings value to any project
in which he participates, and will continue to strive for high standards in the
properties in which Summit will operate, maximizing the full profit potential.