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Tony Elenis

President & CEO
(905) 361-0268 / (800) 668-8906  ext 320

Mr. Tony Elenis is President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association, the largest provincial hospitality association in Canada representing approximately 4,000 members and 11,000 establishments in the hospitality sector. Tony was appointed to this position in April of 2008.

As an Ontario hospitality leader with over 35 years of industry experience and a proven track record of positive contributions to hospitality and management, Tony Elenis is dedicated to supporting the hospitality and tourism industry of Ontario. Prior to his arrival at the ORHMA, Tony managed high achieving hotels in working for InterContinental Group of Hotels, for 27 years. 

Tony is a past Chairman of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Tony’s other passion lies within the World of Food and Wine, its lore and its history. His expertise and creativity in food and beverage operations is well recognized within the industry. He sits on industry boards including the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) and is a participant with hospitality schools and government related advisory and steering committees.   

Tony’s wealth of experience allows him to understand the issues and recognize the economic realities faced by the industry. His proven leadership and strategic abilities are indispensable in meeting the diverse needs of the ORHMA members and in enhancing the industry’s competitive position. He recognizes that the hospitality industry needs to be continually progressive, and that it needs to be proactive. Tony has a wealth of network and contacts in place to ensure that the industry’s voice is heard across the province.

Tony presently resides in Bolton, Ontario with his wife Elaine and their two sons Andrew and John Anthony.

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What is your favourite food?

Lamb Shank Slowly Cooked with Red Wine! , Bouillabaisse, Grilled Seafood and anything Tapas

What is your favourite drink?

Cold Spring Water, Chilled Ouzo with Salty Mezes, Chilled Glass of Lager and Red Wine flavours

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

My favourite Band is Led Zeppelin

What was your first hospitality or customer service job?

I worked as a dishwasher but after 2 weeks and after breaking too many glasses, I graduated and was promoted to the Bell Desk and saved the operation lots of dollars