Full Name
Tony Cohen
Job Title
Partner & Executive Vice President, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Company/ Property
President & CEO, Global Edge Investments (GEI)
Speaker Bio
Tony is a partner & Chief Canada Officer in Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a top 4 North American independent hotel management company operating 115 hotels.

GEI was involved in the creation, repositioning and ultimate sale of some of Canada’s most notable hotel transactions, including, Hotel le Germain & Thompson Toronto and Hotel PUR.

GEI took an active role in the launch, growth and sale of Wahanda.com which and has investments in tech ventures KYC Hospitality, Zonetail, ZAG, PTG, Bellhops, Thumbtack, Arcana, SeamlessMD and Fleet Panda as well as Food & Beverage companies Tequila Tromba, Simply Protein, Soto Sake, Daydream Soda, Tabl’eau and Flow Hydration.

In addition to numerous advisory roles, Tony is currently President, Marriott Owner’s Council Canada and is Vice Chair and Board member at large of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC).

Tony currently serves on the boards of Mount Sinai Foundation, Birthright Israel Canada and formerly the Design Exchange. In 1998, in partnership with his wife, he created the Tora Foundation which is involved in organizations such as Birthright Israel, Sinai Health, Tennis Canada, the Bell Lightbox, the Ontario Science Centre, AIDA (Association of Israeli Decorative Artists), to name a few.

Tony attended the College of William & Mary and is the 2012 recipient of the OHI Gold Award for Hotelier of the Year.
Tony Cohen