Ida Albo, Managing Partner, Fort Garry Hotel
Ida Albo holds a Masters in Economics from Queens University. She worked as an economist for the Department of Finance in Ottawa for two years and returned to Winnipeg in 1984. For the past 29 years, Ida has owned a number of businesses in Winnipeg, which currently include the Fort Garry Hotel, Ten Spa and most recently Yoga Public. She is launching two new business ventures this year – Face Bar in collaboration with Beverly Hills medical esthetician, Tricia Dikes, and Office Public – a work and wellness expansion of Yoga Public.
Ms. Albo has served in various capacities on a number of non-profit boards including Center Venture (Chair and Emeritus), Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, University of Winnipeg Foundation, Business Council of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, PanAm Clinic Foundation, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manning Foundation and the Canadian Tourism Commission. She has recently been appointed to the board of Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (AX.UN) and also serves on the board of Telus’ community foundation.
Ms. Albo is the recipient of several awards and distinctions: Honourary Doctorate from University of Winnipeg (2016), Order of Canada Honour (2015), Bnai Brith Award (2012), Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and Variety International Humanitarian of the Year (2010).
The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre
Your Castle Away from Home
The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre is a classic chateau-style hotel and national historic site situated in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. This former Grand Trunk Railway hotel has been a Winnipeg icon since 1913 and is only minutes away from major downtown attractions including the Forks Market. Relax in one of our 240 guestrooms or suites featuring: our exquisite bed ensemble with feather mattress, down duvets and pillows, and fine linens. All of our guests enjoy morning delivery of complimentary coffee/tea, cookies & newspapers.
We will attend to your guests in luxurious elegance from an intimate dinner to a magnificent banquet of 800 with four grand historic ballrooms, 16 conference and meeting rooms. Experience the award winning, versatile culinary fare of The Fort Garry.
Fully equipped fitness centre with indoor running track and indoor swimming pool.
Winnipeg’s world-class Ten Spa with authentic co-ed Turkish hamam, dubbed “The hottest, steamiest, most exotic place in Canada” by the Ottawa Citizen.
Yoga Public, Canada’s largest yoga playground & sanctuary for individuals looking for a source of physical and spiritual inspiration. Yoga Public offers a program of more than 100 classes per week and offers variety of yoga style and TRX classes.