Candace Buckley was just 23 when she was hired as General Manager of the brand new Days Inn and Suites in Lindsay four years ago. She attended University of Guelph for business commerce, and majored in hotel and food administration. During this busy time of her life, in the spring of 2015 she opened Lindsay’s newest hotel and then walked across the stage with her degree in hand just one month later.
Obviously driven in her field, Candace attributes her work ethic to growing up on a farm in the Lindsay area with four other siblings. “I suppose I became accustomed to working hard and often.”
Both Candace as General Manager and the hotel itself has won numerous awards and she attributes that to her amazing team. This year promises more innovation as they have just revamped their breakfast area “to create more of a coffee culture, cozy feel.”
She says these days business travellers don’t necessarily want to sit alone in their guest room but would rather work in a more public area on their laptop or among co-workers with a drink in hand, be it coffee, beer or wine. Some high-top tables and stools and even a couch and club chairs in the breakfast area will help create this new vibe. “Our breakfast area is licensed, which allows guests to enjoy some local brews or other spirits.”
Candace will continue this year to make Days Inn and Suites the premier hotel in Kawartha Lakes.