Tyler Trapp, Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Calgary Downtown

Where do you work and what do you do?

I work as a Sales Manager at the new Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Calgary Downtown, located in the beautifully redeveloped East Village

What were your career aspirations as a child?

As a child, I aspired to be a famous actor or singer. While my current vocal abilities (or lack thereof) may not allow me to fulfill my dream of being a famous singer, I do find that my role within the hotel & sales environment allows me to feel as though I am “on stage” quite regularly.

What's one thing your fellow MPI GCC members might be surprised to learn about you?

Many people don’t know that I spent 5 years living in Field, BC; a very secluded small mountain town with a population of only about 150 people.

What are the primary types of meetings and events you're involved in?

I mainly focus on group business at our new hotel, whether it be for corporate, government, sports team, or personal events.

#WhyMPI?

I have found MPI to be an amazing networking tool, in both my work & in my personal life. The industry connections that you make through this organization are priceless.

What is your most memorable moment at a meeting or event?

There have been many memorable moments over the years, but I once had a 3-tier wedding cake collapse in the refrigerator just a few hours before the dinner reception. Luckily, the very talented chef was able to reconstruct & fix the cake just in time!

If you could have one magic super power, what would it be?

I feel that the ability to split myself in two, or move at super speed would certainly be a great ability to have some days!