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LodgeWorks Names Bob Mannon VP of Development

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LodgeWorks Partners, L.P. has named Bob Mannon Vice President of Development. The privately held hotel development and management company, with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators spanning over three decades, is in expansion mode and Mannon has been tapped to lead the charge. This comes on the heels of two New York hotel openings in six weeks for LodgeWorks with the highly anticipated launch of Archer Hotel New York, followed by Hampton Inn Brooklyn/Downtown.

Mannon brings nearly 30 years of expertise to the table, with two-thirds of his career having been spent in the hospitality industry with Marriott International, most recently as senior vice president, North America corporate development. He produced full-service and limited-service hotels for Marriott throughout the United States from 1994 to 2008. He also led Marriott’s eastern region limited - service franchise team that secured approvals for over 500 Marriott franchised and managed hotels. Recently Mannon has acted as a hospitality development consultant completing the development of several major brand hotel properties.

In his new role Mannon will oversee all areas of development including market analysis, property selection, land use matters, financial analysis, contract negotiations, estimating and finance structure.

The depth of experience, from mixed-use to urban adaptive re-use with historic tax credits, LEED certified hotels and resorts and more, will be a tremendous asset to the LodgeWorks team as they build the pipeline of hotels in its portfolio. Currently they are building a Hyatt Place in Yonkers, NY and planning to break ground on two new additions to the Archer collection in Austin and Napa later this year.

“We are extremely excited to have Bob join our group,” explains Don Marvin, EVP Development and Construction for LodgeWorks. “To have someone with his breadth of knowledge and experience in the hotel development area is a major benefit to us.”

Mannon is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration and then went on to receive his MBA in Finance from American University, The Kogod College of Business. He served honorably in the United States Navy as a Commissioned Officer, Ship’s Navigator, Staff Officer at the Pentagon and Naval Aide at the White House. Mannon is a member of the Urban Land Institute and an associate of the International Council of Shopping Centers. As a sought-after speaker, Mannon has presented at a number of high-profile events and conferences including: U.S. State Department Russian Travel Representatives, Hotel Investment Conference, The Lodging Conference, Marriott Global Development Summit, Urban Land Institute and the National Historic Preservation Trust.

About LodgeWorks
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 28 years. Among recent developments, the company has sold a portfolio of assets to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. LodgeWorks continues to own, franchise and/or manage a portfolio of branded hotels including Hampton Inn®, HYATT house®, Hyatt Place®, Aloft®, Hawthorn Suites®, and Hilton Garden Inn®. The company has also just opened Archer Hotel, a new independent boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For more information, please visit www.lodgeworks.com.

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