Opus Hotels

About Us

Our Approach

In developing and managing hotels, our approach is focused, intelligent and market driven. Perhaps more insightful than other hotel developers, the Opus team specializes in conceiving, planning and positioning uniquely successful boutique hotels in superior, sought after,  locations. Emphasizing the quality of the guest experience in every detail, Opus develops, “flags”,  and manages hotels that exceed in achieving above market financial metrics.

Our Team



With a thirty-five year career in real estate, John deCourcey Evans is considered one of  Canada’s foremost business and community leaders. His career accomplishments range from the conceptualization and development of the internationally acclaimed boutique hotel company, OPUS Hotels, to his role as the lead developer for Intrawest’s Resort on Blackcomb, which set the benchmark for the billion dollar explosion of real estate development in Whistler beginning in the mid ’80s.

Demonstrating a unique insight into the needs and wants of today’s consumer, whether it be for retail goods and services, a resort home or a unique hotel or restaurant “experience”, Evan’s ideas are grounded in a solid understanding of business, finance and real estate dynamics. His marketing acumen is legendary – in fact, many of the advanced real estate marketing strategies that British Columbia is noted for are rooted in the development of John Evans’ career where, if not actually originated by him, they were most certainly honed to a fine art through his adaptation.

Silia Hatzi

Director of Marketing, Mexico

In addition to her role as Director of Marketing, Silia J. Hatzi is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Pythia, Inc. and Netclix

Pythia, Inc., founded in 2000, is a full service marketing agency. Retained by multi-national brands and government agencies, Pythia strategizes, implements and manages business to consumer and business to business campaigns. Competencies include traditional media buying, large scale event production for live audiences of 200,000+, digital marketing, and multilingual content production.

Netclix is a filmmaking company specializing in producing and placing animated and live action video content, behaviorally targeting audiences on and off-line.

Pythia and Netclix have worked with hundreds of global, national, and regional brands and agencies in North America, including Modelo, Budweiser, General Motors, Honda, Kia, Volvo, Enterprise Car Sales, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, Rock And Roll Marathon, The City Of Riverside, Blockbuster, Soboba Casino, Vons, Stater Brothers, SB Realtors, Altura Credit Union, United Studios Of Self Defense, Belo, Clearchannel, et alia. 

Michel Montont

Co-Director Hotel Management, Mexico

Michel has over 35 years of experience managing and developing hundreds of hotels in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Over a decade of that time was spent as the Corporate Director of Development for Grupo Posadas, which operated more than 150 hotels in LATM. 
A proven hospitality leader, Michel holds his MBA from Harvard University, and brings local knowledge and a wealth of experience to Opus’s growth in Mexico. 

Tina Wallace

Sales Director

Tina Wallace has over 20 years of experience as a top real estate sales leader. Starting her career in Canada, Tina’s background in marketing helped propel her to the top salesperson for in 2004 for a large realty firm, and went on leads sales for new luxury developments across British Columbia, regularly achieving sell-out or near-sell-out results on launch day. 

In 2005, Tina moved to LATM and led a team to achieve over $60M in real estate sales in Costa Rica, again selling out multiple developments on launch day. She has continued to work in luxury real estate sales in Latin America, and brings experience and a proven track record to the OPUS team. 

Tom Johnston


With over twenty five years experience in real estate development and asset management in residential, commercial and hospitality based real estate in resort, urban and suburban markets, Tom Johnston has been involved with OPUS Hotels since its inception and is a partner in the business. Johnston applies his analytical skills and intuitive sense to the financial, legal and management requirements of each hotel. Johnston has a strong desire to maximize returns and mitigate risk over the life cycle of each property and focuses on maximizing top and bottomline performance while ensuring the ongoing capital and financing requirements for each property are met.