Matthew Opferkuch

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Expert in independent, lifestyle-hotel development, Matthew bridges the gap between development and operations, pre-opening and opening implementation. “Luxury travelers are bored with big hotel brands.”

Matthew is an expert in:

  • Independent and Lifestyle Hotel Experience
  • Hotel Pre-Openings and Openings

Expertise

Expert in independent, lifestyle-hotel development, Matthew bridges the gap between development and operations, pre-opening and opening implementation.
With a wide range of experience, and a laser-like ability to focus on what needs to be done and when, we can help ensure that all of your pre-opening efforts lead to a successful, robust opening.
We believe that creating authentic experiences is an art. Through our work, we convey this philosophy and try to help our clients reflect it in their service. We believe success comes when each brand and each property has a personality that is distinct from the crowded field of competitors. Our clients wish to go beyond simple quality consistency and accomplish unique and exceptional service.
Our clients rely on us for educated, in-depth analysis of their services, based on our pragmatic and nuanced understanding of hospitality operations. With a combination of creative thinking and years of hands-on experience, we help guide our clients to innovate and improve.

Background

Matthew held senior management positions with Rocco Forte Hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Metropolitan Hotels.
He was recruited to open a new Luxury-Resort, Spa and Eco-Centre on Vancouver Island. The new luxury resort including two restaurants, destination spa, marina and PADI certified dive center was named Top Ten Resorts in North America, Condé Nast Travelers Choice and Best New Restaurant in Canada. The resort ran 74% occupancy with a $320 ADR in its first year.

More recently he was General Manager of the acclaimed Hazelton Hotel in Toronto, which was for four years, the rate and RevPAR leader in the country and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

For the last seven years, Matthew has been Managing Director of Pearle Hospitality one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the country, developing a new operating model for private golf clubs, the successful launch of two new multi-million dollar operations and doubling the company’s revenues before taking on his current role of Director of Development. Currently he spearheads the development, implementation, sustainability, and overall operations for all new projects including three new luxury hotels currently under development.

Contact Matthew at Tel +1 519 807 4412 or matthew@pearlehospitality.ca