Marshall Hotels & Resorts today named industry veterans David Price and Matt Jones regional vice presidents of operations. Price will oversee the company’s expanding New York and New Jersey portfolio. Jones will be responsible for specific ownership groups within the Marshall portfolio.
“As we continue to take on more hotels along the Eastern seaboard, it becomes necessary to find the leading hotel managers in those markets,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO. “Both David and Matt are well-respected operators with more than 50 years combined experience between them. We have every confidence that these two will help Marshall Hotels & Resorts as it grows to the next level, both improving existing bottom lines for our current owners and ones ‘yet-to-be-signed.’”
With more than 23 years of hospitality experience, David Price has a proven track record of turning around under-performing properties and driving continuous growth in established hotels. Prior to joining Marshall, he held a number of increasingly important hospitality management positions, including regional director of operations for Hospitality Ventures Management Group and district general manager for Prime Hospitality, AmeriSuites and Wellesley Inns. Price holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Hawaii. Additionally, hotels under his direction have received two Weingardner Awards for the Hampton Inn Tifton, DoubleTree by Hilton F&B Operator of the Year and Renovation of the Year for Holiday Inn Resorts at the Beach House in Hilton Head.
Prior to joining Marshall, 30-year hospitality specialist Matt Jones most recently worked with Choice Hotels International as a director of franchise management. In that role, he worked with licensees to improve their products and performances in the various brands of Choice Hotels. Prior to his role with Choice, he was general manager of numerous hotels for Harrison Group Resort Hotels. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Salisbury University and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Jones brings a wealth of experience in operations, brand management and product improvement.
Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has special expertise operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, as well as suburban/drive-to and resort locations. In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties. Marshall Hotels & Resorts has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including those under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Best Western and Wyndham flags.
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