President, Aquilini Hospitality & Live Entertainment
Michael Doyle was promoted to President, Aquilini Hospitality and Live Entertainment for the Aquilini Group on May 11, 2016. In his new role, Doyle will oversee and provide strategic leadership to Toptable as well as the Live Entertainment Department at Canucks Sports & Entertainment, spearhead expansion opportunities and help provide consulting and advisory support to Canucks Sports & Entertainment and the food and beverage programs within the Aquilini Group.
Doyle joined Canucks Sports & Entertainment in 2011, serving as Executive Vice President & Arena General Manager. In his role, Doyle worked closely with Chief Operating Officer, CS&E and Alternate Governor, NHL, Victor de Bonis in undertaking responsibilities including initiating, developing and executing significant new business opportunities, and in creating and championing unique service strategies to enhance fan experience at Rogers Arena. Doyle was also responsible for overseeing the execution of strategic plans for event management, concert marketing and food and beverage, and for the expansion of various revenue opportunities inside and outside of Rogers Arena. Since joining the organization, Doyle’s achievements have been numerous and include the construction and development of a new hospitality division and operations strategy at Rogers Arena, building and operating two world class premium sports experiences in Loge 1 and 2, the acquisition and subsequent leadership of the Toptable Group of restaurants, the Bar Oso/The Cellar by Araxi expansion in Whistler, and strengthening CSE relationships in both the sports and live entertainment industries. Previously, Doyle served as Vice President, Food & Beverage and Security Services as part of a ten-year career with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. In Toronto, he oversaw the F & B operations at four locations, including the Air Canada Centre, BMO Field, Ricoh Coliseum and the new Maple Leaf Square, supporting over 2000 employees and becoming an industry leader in culinary cuisine and customer service. Doyle also designed and opened Real Sports Bar and Grill, which was named North America's #1 sports bar by ESPN in its first year of operation. Michael’s extensive management experience spans over a number of industries, including acting as Area Manager at Disneyland Theme Park.
A native of British Columbia, Doyle played for the WHL Victoria Cougars Hockey Club from 1985-88 as a goaltender. He lives in North Vancouver with wife Michelle and daughter Michaella.