Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces the promotion of John A. Rubino as Executive Vice President of Crossroads Hospitality, Interstate's select-service division, effective August 14, 2017. In his new position, Rubino will be responsible for overseeing overall management of the Company's 181-hotel portfolio of select-service and extended stay hotels in North America. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations in the Crossroads division.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have a deep pool of talented individuals throughout the company, and John's depth of experience and strong leadership ideally qualify him for this role," said Ted Knighton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. "Through exceptional owner and brand relations, operations acumen and team building, John has greatly enriched our reputation as a high quality operator of this specialty lodging segment."
Rubino began with Interstate as opening General Manager at the award-winning Hampton Inn Montage and has been an integral part of the Interstate team for nearly 24 years. Continuing to drive his talent and expertise, John advanced into positions such as Regional Director, Vice President and most recently, Senior Vice President in Crossroads. He has served as a board member for a number of industry organizations including: the Northeast Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lackawanna County Hotel Association, and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
Previously holding management roles and executive-level positions with Trust Hospitality and Island Hospitality, Rubino's passion for continuous innovation has resulted in improved management and personnel relations through enhanced training processes, operating procedures, advisory councils, communications and owner relations. Hospitality is nothing new for Rubino as his desire to succeed in the industry has been a goal since college, where he attended Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.
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