Riding his motorcycle and reviewing motels
Before launching a second career in journalism with the Sixth Estate, Andrew held various senior management positions in the hotel industry working in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Houston, Texas. His hotel experience spans the gambit of working with limited service motels to full service luxury properties and various brands such as Venture Inns, Super 8, Best Western, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts and Hilton International. Andrew has an MBA with a specialization in hospitality and tourism from the University of Guelph, lives with his partner, pillion and pillar Amanda Anne, and has two incredible sons Alex (21) and Nic (18).
The story is simple. First, Andrew (Drew’s) parents and especially his father Kingsley, used to call him Drew growing up. And because this project is in part a tribute to him, he kept it. Secondly, there is another very popular author of travel books and children’s plays named Andrew Beattie based in the U.K. So, we simply didn’t want you to be confused.
When not riding or producing public affairs programming, Andrew enjoys a good book, strong coffee, good wine, a good game of scrabble, and listening to classical, jazz and heartland rock/country music Drew now rides a 2016 BMW F800GT.
For more information, to suggest a route, vintage motel or if you are a motelier or motelorcyclist and would like to share your story, please contact Andrew here.