ELPIE MARINAKIS JACKSON, Co-owner & Managing Director
In 1994, Elpie Marinakis Jackson, Eleni’s youngest daughter, discovered her passion for the Hotel business and decided to join her Mother at the Wedgewood Hotel. Having been raised around the Hotel most of her life, it quickly became second nature to her.
Elpie received a Bachelor or Arts (Hist.) from UBC and then completed an LLB from University of Reading in the UK. She then returned home and completed her Canadian Legal accreditation from Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.
Now, as co-owner and managing director of the Hotel, Elpie continues her Mother’s legacy. She has undoubtedly inherited her mother’s passion, flair and dedication for the business. With over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Elpie has established her very own management style and fine taste which is now evident in all the changes and upgrading she has brought into the Wedgewood. Her goal is to ensure that the Hotel continues to be a leader in comfort, luxury, technology and above all, in service.
GLENN ELEITER, General Manager
Glenn is an Ontario native who spent his formative years as an hotelier with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. He began his career with the Four Seasons in London, England, with the thought of spending two years abroad. However, he eventually spent just over 11 years with the brand in London, Jakarta, Hong Kong & Sydney including two years as Director of Food & Beverage at the Four Seasons in Vancouver.
When he returned to Canada he set permanent roots in Vancouver, a city he had loved and eventually transitioned to smaller boutique properties where he very much enjoyed the ability to have more of a personal impact on all aspects of a property’s success and culture. He has worked in several of Vancouver’s luxury boutique properties including L’Hermitage as General Manager and Rosewood Hotel Georgia as Hotel Manager.
Glenn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph with a major in Hotel & Food Administration. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys mountain biking, competing in Gran Fondos and is an active Grouse Grinder.
JOANNA TSAPARAS-PICHE, Director of Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
Joanna Tsaparas-Piché’s roots, like her sister’s, originated from Greece. Her post secondary studies brought her to Vancouver many years ago, a city she fell in love with and decided to make her home ever since. Her business background had been firstly in banking and then, for a number of years, in public relations for the oil industry, while simultaneously raising her family of three boys.
It was not until Eleni got involved in the hotel business, that Joanna entered the field. Starting from operations, she quickly entered the sales, marketing and the, all too familiar, public relations areas, where she truly found her special niche. Having the opportunity to market her sister’s new hotel was a wonderful challenge. It was Joanna’s love and enthusiasm for the business, however, as well as her natural affinity for people, that have made the task not only easy, but truly enjoyable. Years later, she continues to be an integral part of this beautiful family owned hotel.