Our Hotel Management division was started in the year 2001, with the construction of the Days Inn in Steinbach, by Bob and Dorothy Schinkel. The company remains a family run business based in Steinbach, Manitoba with hotels in Winnipeg, Steinbach and Winkler.

The hotels are operated by their son, Justin and construction operated by their son, Evan.  We own and operate all the properties and have a goal to create a fun and relaxing environment for all of our guests. We are actively looking to become third party managers for hotel investors.



Human Resources

The Human Resources team provides a fun family atmosphere for both our guests and the people we work with through continuous training of existing staff. Workshops and seminars for staff.

Manitoba Tourism and Education Council training available to all staff.

Employee driven performance evaluations and goal-setting.

Active training of new people entering the hotel industry.

Low turnover through good working conditions, medical benefits, dental benefits and a management open door policy.


We staff our hotels with strong General Managers who are adaptable, open to learning and are leaders in the hospitality industry.

Centralized accounting and home office staff supporting each General Manager.

Daily reviews of occupancy, ADR, RevPAR and forecasts.

Innovative thinking to stay ahead of the competition.

Keeping funds aside for property improvements.

Food and beverage management.

Yield management to maximize revenue.

Sales and Marketing

The sales and marketing team work together with the General Manager to develop an annual marketing plan and budget specific to the needs of each hotel’s market.

Having a centralized Sales team.

Utilizing the power of cross-selling between all the properties.

Ongoing Front Desk sales and customer service training.

Centralized marketing co-ordination and development.

Public relations with the media.

Working with the franchises to maximize sales.

Social media utilization.

Online search optimization and marketing.


The centralized office based in Steinbach Manitoba ensures proper controls are in place over expenses and that any expenditures are good value for money spent.

Identify cost saving opportunities.

Have economies of scale in the home office.

Reduce the Manager’s time spent on administration so they can concentrate on enhancing the guest experience.

Have payroll and accounts payable done at home office.


Justin Schinkel


With many years of experience in the real estate industry and in administration, Justin brings organizational focus and growth that is beneficial to your partnership with the team. Justin is actively pursuing new developments and property management contracts for this family-run firm.

Chris Esau

CFO & Controller

Chris has over 18 years of experience as a finance professional working in agriculture, mining, property management and hospitality. He has experience in areas of financial and operation reporting, budgeting, forecasting and internal controls. With a focus on reporting and analyzing financial and operational results Chris is committed to long-term and strategic corporate planning and growth.

Steph Klassen

Marketing Manager

Steph is a skilled Marketing Specialist with five years of experience in social media and marketing. She is an integral part of the team at Schinkel Properties Inc., bringing extensive knowledge and expertise in developing and executing effective marketing strategies. With a proven track record of managing multiple social media accounts, Steph consistently delivers engaging and high-quality content. Her experience and innovative approach make her an asset to the marketing team at Schinkel Properties Inc., driving the company's growth and success through a strong digital presence and innovative marketing strategies.

Theressa Sexton

Hotel Regional Manager

Theressa has over 22 years experience in hospitality. She’s been with the Schinkel Properties team for more than a decade. As Hotel Regional Manager, she oversees our 5 hotels in Manitoba. Her knowledge and FUN leadership have won numerous awards including Hotel of The Year in North America. Her goal is providing the very best “home away from home” experience.

Charly Scott

Director of Business Development

Charly Scott is the Director of Business Development for Schinkel Properties based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the Director of Business Development, she plays a crucial role in driving the growth and expansion of Schinkel Properties for the hotel management division. She is responsible for identifying and cultivating new business opportunities, developing strategic partnerships, and fostering relationships with clients and stakeholders. Charly’s expertise in business development helps Schinkel Properties in enhancing their market presence and achieving their business objectives. With her five years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Charly brings valuable insights and a deep understanding of the local market to her role at Schinkel Properties. Previously working in the luxury hotel market, she brings her experiences to Schinkel Properties with attention to detail and client satisfaction. She works closely with the executive team, general managers and collaborates with various departments to implement effective strategies for business growth and revenue generation. Charly’s dedication and leadership contribute to the overall success of Schinkel Properties.