"They are all corporate and leisure hotels, with 650 rooms in Canada's commercial hub," the self-made multi-millionaire hotelier said in an interview, sitting in the lobby of his Residence Inn Marriott in downtown Toronto.
"We have 100 percent occupancy, and those who come here once never go elsewhere. They know these are Steve Gupta's hotels."
He says he always wanted to own a hotel.
"As a student back in Patiala in the 1960s, I used to watch movies...like those where someone owns a hotel. I too used to imagine myself owning hotels one day. So this was at the back of my mind and I thank God I have realised my dream," said Gupta, who was given the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.
Image: The lobby at the Residence Inn Marriott, Toronto, another hotel which Gupta owns.
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