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About KAP

Vision

Kingston Accommodation Partners’ vision is to build recognition of Kingston as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.

Mission

Kingston Accommodation Partners’ mission is to be Kingston’s leading voice of advocacy for tourism and the accommodation sector. We collaborate with tourism stakeholders to attract and welcome visitors, with a concentration on overnight stays.

2024 Board of Directors

Ryan Rowe

Director (Chair)

Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge

7 Earl St.

Christopher Marz

Director (Vice Chair)

Double Tree/Home 2 Suites by Hilton

1550 Princess St.

Scott Follwell

Director (Treasurer)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingston

11 Benson St.

Matthew Fry

Director (Past Chair)

Courtyard by Marriott Kingston

103 Dalton Ave.

Heather Ford

Director (Secretary)

Green Acres Inn

2480 Princess St.

John Owen

Director

Best Western Fireside Inn

1217 Princess St.

Michael Springer

Director

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront

1 Johnson St.

Lucy Liu

Director

The Rosemount Inn

46 Sydenham St.

Janet Chapman

Director

Comfort Inn Highway 401

55 Warne Cres.

Jai Bhatti

Director

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kingston

125 Innovation Dr,

Raj Patel

Director

Ramada by Wyndham

1454 Princess St.

Liv Halliday

Director

The Smith Hotel

221 Queen St, Kingston, ON K7K 1B4

Kingston Accommodation Partners’ Liaisons

Megan Knott

Advisor – Tourism Kingston

Donna Gillespie

Advisor – Economic Development

Marijo Cuerrier

Advisor – DBIA

Committees

Our organization includes four committees: executive, finance, advocacy, and human resources. If you have questions or want to get involved, please contact us.

Industry Resources

Ontario’s tourism organizations offer resources in a range of areas including training, sustainable tourism, accessibility, digital marketing assets, grants and funding, health and safety, and more. Some resources are for members only, if you need assistance in accessing them, please contact KAP.

Sustainable Tourism 2030

PLEDGE WITH US

Kingston Accomodation Partners has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, to demonstrate our commitment to improving our sustainability score between now and 2030.

The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account ofits current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”

Each year, we commit to measuring and improving our sustainability performance in the following ways:

  • Support local entrepreneurs and the community by developing a sustainable purchasing policy
  • Partner with local cultural and natural heritage organizations and sites to promote the unique cultural and natural heritage of our destination
  • Conduct an accessibility and inclusivity audit to ensure we meet the needs of all visitors
  • Measure our energy consumption and identify ways to improve our energy efficiency, lower costs, and reduce our carbon footprint
  • Develop a Climate Action Plan

We are dedicated to continuing to support our members in receiving Green Key designations and we continue to work with our partners at Tourism Kingston who are leading the GreenStep initiative for the community with a Silver designation.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat, and thank these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land. Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Written by: Georgina Riel. Waabishki Mukwa Kwe. Member of the Batchewana First Nations of the Ojibways · Cultural Community Planner, Educator & Artist.

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