The story of Easton’s Group is a saga of big dreams and dogged determination, vision and leadership
What the founder of the Group, Dr. Steve Gupta, lacked in financial resources when he started over four decades ago he made up in boundless ambition, enthusiasm and energy.
Studying and working at the same time to finance his fledgling dream, Dr. Gupta’s first foray into business was the purchase of a truck stop in Port Hope, Ontario, to which he added a hotel and various restaurants.
Like most visionaries, he was able to foresee the explosion of highway traffic and was confident that his investment would yield significant returns over time.
His prescience was proved right, and there was no looking back. Dr. Gupta continues to add hotels to his portfolio across the Greater Toronto Area.
Current EGH Portfolio
The current EGH hotel portfolio spans across Ontario and Quebec, consisting of 30 hotels under the flags of Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Choice Hotels and Starwood, Dr. Gupta is the only hotelier to opened three new hotels in 2009 when the country was struggling through a recession.
Leadership & Recognition
Under Dr. Gupta’s able leadership, the Easton’s Group’s hotels have been widely recognized with many different awards. In 2009 he won the Marriott Outstanding Contribution Award, as well as Developer of the Year from Hilton. In 2010, Dr. Gupta became the first Canadian and the only South Asian to have won the prestigious Marriott Horizon Partnership Circle award.
In 2010, Dr. Gupta became the first Canadian and the only South Asian to have won the prestigious Marriott Horizon Partnership Circle award.
A born visionary and a risk-taker, Dr. Gupta is a true Canadian icon and a highly respected name in business circles. He leads by example, working diligently himself to set new standards of excellence and is a constant source of inspiration to his co-workers. His commitment to service and quality are legendary in the service and hospitality industry.