Trump Hotels has announced the appointment of Mark Hawthorn as chief accounting officer of the international luxury hospitality company. Mr. Hawthorn brings to the growing hotel brand more than 15 years of corporate finance experience specializing in the hospitality industry and international operations. He joins Trump Hotels during a period of significant brand expansion that includes the openings of Trump® Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump® International Hotel Washington D.C. in 2016. Trump Hotels also recently announced its expansion to Asia with upcoming projects in Lido and Bali, Indonesia.
"Mark is immensely proficient in complex financial analysis and has been extremely effective as a finance executive for several large companies," saidEric Danziger, Chief Executive Officer of Trump Hotels. "We look forward to him being part of our company's growth as we introduce new luxury properties in the world's most exciting travel destinations. His exemplary track record in hotel accounting and finance as well as his understanding of global markets make him ideally suited for the chief accounting officer role at Trump Hotels."
Hawthorn joined Trump Hotels on February 22, following his tenure as vice president, treasury for Kerzner International, a global developer and manager of destination resorts and luxury hotels operating the Atlantis and One&Only Resorts brands. Hawthorn has overseen Kerzner's global finance and treasury functions and played a critical role in the successful completion of the company's comprehensive restructuring in 2012. He has managed the company's global audit process, resolved technical accounting issues, as well as implemented procedures to enhance controls and accelerate financial reporting.
"I am thrilled to join Trump Hotels during this exciting time of exponential growth," said Hawthorn. "I look forward to being part of a team of such well-respected leaders in business and hospitality."
Hawthorn began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen before transitioning to Ernst & Young's South Florida audit practice. He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
Trump Hotels is currently one of the fastest growing luxury hotel companies in the world. With a portfolio of 14 hotels, including iconic assets such as Trump National Doral, an 800 acre property in the heart of Miami; Trump International Hotel & Tower, the only hotel in North America that has achieved five stars (Forbes) and five diamonds (AAA) for both the hotel and restaurant, in addition to three Michelin stars for the restaurant; and many others, Trump Hotels properties are known for achieving the highest accolades and are located in prime locations worldwide.
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