Jean-Luc Barone

Chief Operating Officer

Barone joined White Lodging in summer of 2016 as the vice president of food and beverage. His leadership in driving our food and beverage program to be a best-in-class offering has moved White Lodging forward in our ability to succeed in urban markets.  Throughout his hospitality career, Barone has held a variety of roles in both restaurant and hotel operations as well in above property corporate food and beverage. Some of these roles include executive chef, director of food and beverage, director of operation and hotel manager, as well as corporate director of food and beverage in Canada for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

In 2010, Barone was awarded the Chief Sales Officer Award from Starwood North America. This distinction is awarded to the General Manager who demonstrated the highest level of engagement around sales and marketing. In 2009, Barone’s team won North America Best Revenue Management Team of the when he served as the general manager for The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. In 2011, Barone moved to Starwood world headquarter as Global Vice President Food and Beverage. Barone’s most recent role was serving as general manager at the TRUMP International Hotel and Tower Toronto. 

Barone is no stranger to community service, as he also serves as the President of the cookery division of SuperChefs Inc., an organization whose mission is to eradicate childhood obesity through entertainment and education. The organization participates in many community events, and provides cooking lessons during summer camps.