HOTELIERS
DRAKE HOTEL PROPERTIES

HOTELIERS

DRAKE HOTEL PROPERTIES

Jeff Stober, Founder and CEO
Bill Simpson, COO

After spending 20 years as CEO and founder of an international IT staffing firm, Jeff Stober, a true visionary, combined his passions for art, travel, architecture, interior design, hotels and food together and created and nurtured the now internationally renowned hospitality brand, Drake Hotel Properties, beginning with the renovation of The Drake Hotel which opened in 2004 using his unique business model that converges hospitality with contemporary culture which is deeply entrenched in community engagement.

Bill Simpson, with his extensive restaurant and hospitality experience, joined Jeff in his unique venture from the beginning and has helped guide the organization toward that unique level of inspired hospitality and helped bring Jeff’s vision to reality with Drake Hotel Properties now employing 600 people and expanding to six alternate establishments – lodging, retail, restaurants and MINIbar.

From neighbourhood clean-ups to promoting local artists and musicians, to supporting their neighbours and many of Toronto’s iconic cultural institutions, these are all a big part of Jeff’s and Bill’s mission and have been since day one. Their employees are offered opportunities for growth in a spirited work environment where business, community, culture and ingenuity all intersect providing an amazing platform for hospitality professionals to build a dynamic and rewarding career.