It’s a story with humble beginnings, dating back over four decades, to when the Group’s founder, Dr. Steve Gupta, set his sights on achieving his entrepreneurial dreams. Back then, what Dr. Gupta lacked in financial resources, he made up in boundless ambition, enthusiasm and energy.
Studying and working at the same time to finance his fledgling dream, Dr. Gupta’s first foray into business was the purchase of a truck stop in Port Hope, Ontario, to which he added a hotel and various restaurants in the ensuing years. Like most visionaries, he was able to foresee the possibilities, rightly predicting the boom in highway traffic and confident that this would yield significant returns for his investment over the years. From here, there was no looking back.
"Vision is the power to see what’s ahead, and the ability to create it."
With a combination of drive, conviction and financial acumen, Dr. Gupta parlayed his early investment success into a string of hotel acquisitions under the Easton’s Group of Hotels banner. Today, Easton’s Group’s diverse portfolio includes renowned brands such as Marriot, Hilton, IHG, Starwood and Choice Hotels, with aggressive plans to continue adding hotels in locations across the province of Ontario and beyond.
The Gupta Group has launched the highly successful condominium projects in downtown Toronto: Dundas Square Gardens Condominiums & The Rosedale on Bloor, as well as ICONA Condos in downtown Vaughan, with many more on the way. These outstanding condominium projects are distinguished for their hospitality touch and lifestyle-oriented amenities, drawing on the Gupta Group’s extensive experience in the hotel industry.
While the company’s success is inextricably linked to the vision and leadership of its founder, Dr. Steve Gupta, the Gupta Group is much more than one individual. With an exceptionally skilled management team and more than 1,500 dedicated employees, the Gupta Group is a collective force in the industry and a true Canadian success story – one with many more chapters yet to be written.