Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), a privately owned hotel ownership and management firm based in Atlanta, today announced that it has named Richard Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As SVP & COO, Mr. Jones will oversee HVMG’s Operations, Capital Projects, Sales & Marketing, and Revenue Management areas. He will report directly to HVMG President & CEO Robert Cole.
Mr. Jones brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in hotel operations, property management, asset management, and investment management to his new position. Prior to joining HVMG, he was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Portman Holdings, an Atlanta-based global real estate investment, development, and management firm. Previously, Mr. Jones also held executive-level hospitality management positions at Hardin Capital, Noble Investment Group, and Impac Hotel Group. Mr. Jones started his career with Marriott International.
“We added this new position to our senior leadership team to help ensure that our depth and resources are a step ahead of what is needed to maximize the short- and long-term performance of our existing properties and absorb new properties at the same time,” says Mr. Cole. “Given his extensive and varied leadership experience in hotel operations and asset management which includes several highly acclaimed third party management companies reporting to him, Richard Jones is exactly the kind of top-notch talent HVMG needs to help us succeed as we continue to grow.”
About Hospitality Ventures Management Group
Ranked among Atlanta’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2012, Hospitality Ventures Management Group is a privately owned, fully-integrated hotel ownership and management group that specializes in turning around and repositioning underperforming hotels. The firm currently operates 41 hotels in 16 states (coast to coast) totaling 7,254 guest rooms. HVMG operates independent and boutique hotels, resorts, and full-service, select service and extended stay branded hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Starwood brands. Visit www.hvmg.com for more information.