Davidson Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Holly Lawson as corporate director of people and culture for its lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Reporting directly to Senior Vice President Albert Smith, Lawson will lead the human resources efforts for all Pivot hotels, providing a strong cultural bridge between both the Pivot and Davidson platforms and fostering greater collaboration, crossover and best practices amongst both teams.
Lawson joins Pivot with 15 years of hospitality experience, most recently from sbe, where she served as corporate director of human resources overseeing hotel, nightlife and restaurant verticals for the company. Her career began in operations and led to HR where she oversaw the D.C. region for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, eventually moving to Los Angeles and successfully supporting the brand's Southern California portfolio. An admirable business partner and cultural leader for the region, Lawson led her hotels to achieve the highest employee survey scores in the company with the lowest turnover and highest number of internal promotions. She is currently living in South Florida, working in Pivot's South Beach office, and plans to relocate to Pivot's Southern California office within the next 12 months, where she'll enjoy the Golden State's famously perfect weather.
"With her extensive background in HR, and her ability to create an incredible work environment, Holly is undoubtedly the person to head up Pivot's people and culture," said John Belden, president and chief executive officer for Davidson. "Her creativity and tenacity will continue to bring enticing experiences to our guests, while engaging the people who make each hotel successful across both Pivot and Davidson platforms."
"Holly's infectiously positive attitude, extraordinary patience and leadership by example underscore our culture of vibrancy, individuality and passion," said Albert Smith. "We're thrilled she has joined our family and look forward to the momentum with which she'll propel Pivot Hotels & Resorts."
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