The Listel Hospitality Group (LHG) operates hotels, restaurants, outside catering companies, educational and event facilities in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Our purpose is to work with property owners to achieve their goals in respect to the successful operation of their establishments.

Our strength is our history and experience in finding the right market niche for the right property and guiding that property to a leadership position in its defined market. We recognize and see value in the fact that every business has a potential market. Whether a world class fine dining restaurant, an arts focused boutique hotel, a farm to table neighbourhood restaurant or a mid-range resort hotel, the professionals at the LHG can divine the right market, the right approach, and the right strategy to make any hospitality business a success story.


1988. May.

Listel Canada purchases the 98 room International Lodge in Whistler BC. The Listel Hotel Whistler opens its doors.

1992. Sep.

The Listel Vancouver Hotel opens its doors.

1995 Dec.

The Listel Hotel Whistler opens Bearfoot Bistro.

2003. Jan.

The Listel Hotel Vancouver is the first hotel in Vancouver to go 100% Smoke-free!

2005. Apr.

The Listel Hotel Vancouver co-publishes “The Vancouver Stories” with Raincoast Books. It spends six weeks on the BC Bestseller list and gets shortlisted for a City of Vancouver Book Prize.

2008. Feb.

Melissa Craig wins Gold Medal Plate at Canadian Culinary Championship.

2009. Jul.

Bearfoot Bistro is awarded 3 stars from Canada’s National Restaurant Guide “Where to Eat in Canada” by Anne Hardy.

2010. Feb.

Bearfoot Bistro opens Vodka Ice Room.

2011. Jul.

Bearfoot Bistro hosts the first World Oyster Invitational.

2011. Aug.

The Listel Hotel Vancouver becomes a Zero Waste Hotel.

2012. Jul.

Listel Hospitality Group takes over the management of the North Vancouver Outdoor School in Brackendale Squamish.

2012. Nov.

Forage opens its door at The Listel Hotel Vancouver.


Forage Catering becomes the rental management company and exclusive caterer for The View on Lonsdale in North Vancouver.

2012. Nov.

Forage wins the Critics’ Choice and the People’s Choice at Chowder Chowdown hosted by Vancouver Aquarium.

2013. Mar.

Forage wins Vancouver Magazine bronze medal for “Best New Restaurant 2012.”

2013. Apr.

Bearfoot Bistro is awarded a famed restaurant with the Achievement of Distinction in Dining award by DiRoNA.

2013. Aug.

Bearfoot Bistro is chosen as one of the 10 best restaurants in Canada by Readers Digest Magazine Canada.

2013. Nov.

Forage wins the Critics’ Choice and the People’s Choice at Chowder Chowdown hosted by Vancouver Aquarium.

2014. Apr.

The Listel Hotel was awarded Platinum by TripAdvisor's Green Leaders program in April 2014.

2014. Jun.

Skyhigh 2014 - A Dinner with Altitude on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

2015. Jan.

Forage was awarded Diners' Choice Award in January 2015

2015. Apr.

The Listel Hotel was recognized as 5 Green Keys in the Green Key Meetings Program in 2015, being one of the only two hotels in Canada to hold 5 Keys in both Hotel and Meeting programs.

2016. Jun.

Skyhigh 2016 - A Dinner with Altitude on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

2017. Sep.

Listel Hospitality Group/Cheakamus Centre was selected as a 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards Finalists in the category of the Transat Sustainable Tourism Award, presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Toronto Star to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry.

2018. Apr.

Cheakamus Centre won Green Business of the Year at the annual Squamish Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in April 2018.

2018. Nov.

Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational 2018


LHG is a proud division of Listel Japan, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
It has been operating in Canada since 1988.


Hiro Suzuki

Vice President, CFO

Kaz Kadono

Vice President, Hotels & Restaurants

John Nicholson

Regional Financial Controller

Shannon Zhang

Regional Human Resources Manager

Kate Chan-Kent

Regional Director of Restaurant Operations

Kerren Bottay

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