Canada - Martin Leclerc

Bailliage of Montreal, Canada
Montreal, February 6, 2024

Bailli of Montreal
" Martin has over three decades of experience in management and strategic leadership roles for hotels and destination resorts "

While officially joining the Chaîne as a member in 2008 in Victoria while at the helm of The Fairmont Empress, Martin L. Leclerc has a far longer history with the Confrérie having been inspired by Norman Mastalir while in the Canadian Rockies. More recently, he was a member in the Bailliage of Beijing in China. Martin has recently moved back to Montreal as General Manager of the Intercontinental Montréal and has agreed to serve as the Bailli of the Bailliage of Montreal.

Martin has over three decades of experience in management and strategic leadership roles for hotels and destination resorts and a thorough knowledge of the international hotel industry with entrepreneurial and hands-on experience in conference, city centre, airport and resort hotel operations.

Over his career, he has worked with brands like Shangri-la Hotel, Fairmont, Sofitel, St. Regis, Westin, InterContinental, and Loews to name a few. He has assisted brands and owners alike in repositioning, and acquisition of assets, pre-opening and rebranding. In addition, Martin is consistently involved with on-going education and recently recognized as the first and only foreigner to be invited Professor for the MBA and MTA, Master of Tourism Administration, by Minzu University of China, in Beijing. He has worked in Québec City, Montréal, Moncton, Ottawa, Victoria, Vancouver, as well as in China in Nanjing, Tianjin, Beijing and Kunming.

Martin has always been very active in the local community and has held multiple roles on boards of administration, ranging from President to Vice-chair on various associations, in Tourism, Business Improvement, social causes and Chambers. His passion for the Hospitality Industry is well known, and he is delighted to be returning to Montréal. Martin holds an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Université Paris Dauphine.

In his free time, he enjoys spinning records (he used to be a DJ), cycling, exploring remote areas with family, and anything in relations to arts, culture and entertainment. Martin is married to the professional artist painter Annie Pelletier ( They have three sons.

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