ROCHESTER, NY– DelMonte Hotel Group, an award-winning hotel management and development company headquartered in Rochester, New York, announced key organizational changes and appointments to its executive team to support the continued growth and expansion of the company: John DelMonte as Chairman of the Board; Alexander DelMonte as Chief Executive Officer and President; Kate Kuttruff as Chief Operating Officer; Lisa Thompson as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management and Guy Crawford as Chief Investment Officer. These remarkable leaders possess broad sets of talents and experiences and will play an essential part in furthering the success of DelMonte Hotel Group.
John DelMonte – Chairman of the Board
John DelMonte is moving exclusively into the role of Chairman of the Board and passing on the role of CEO. As Chairman, John will continue to be involved in the business strategy and advise and guide the leadership team for ongoing success. His depth and breadth of knowledge of the business – from Development, Operations, Sales, and Finance to creating high-performing teams and solving problems – will continue to benefit and inspire long-range goals.
Alexander DelMonte – Chief Executive Officer and President
As Alexander DelMonte accepts the role of CEO, he looks forward to the continued recovery of the hotel industry, as well as the success and growth in the company and associates futures. Over the past decade in his role as President, Alexander’s goal has been to build a first class leadership team to allow DelMonte Hotel Group to grow their hotel portfolio and improve their management company. The transition to the CEO role will enable him to work closely with the leadership team to position the company for scalability that supports future growth plans.
Kate Kuttruff – Chief Operating Officer
Kate Kuttruff has made countless contributions to the company throughout her 32-year career at DelMonte Hotel Group. Newly appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Kate will oversee Accounting, Information Systems, Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits, Legal Compliance, Hotel Operations, Facilities, and the Sales, Revenue, & Marketing division. In 2018, she was elevated to the role of Senior Vice President of Operations and transformed the way the company does business through her focused approach on “people, systems, and processes”. DelMonte Hotel Group’s responsibilities have grown to an organization entrusted with third party hotel management agreements as well as third party capital. Her leadership has allowed the company to deliver on those expectations from their partners.
Lisa Thompson – Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management
Since joining DelMonte Hotel Group in 2002, Lisa Thompson’s role has grown from Cluster Director of Sales, overseeing three hotels to Corporate Director of Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management. Lisa has experience working with established hotels, conversions of properties as well as opening new hotels. In her new role as Vice President, Lisa will be responsible for topline revenue across the region for all brands, which includes responsibility and oversight of all aspects of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management. In addition, she will also partner with DelMonte Hotel Group leaders on key business initiatives and priorities.
Guy Crawford – Chief Investment Officer
As Chief Investment Officer, Guy Crawford will play an instrumental role in the planned expansion of the DelMonte Hotel Group portfolio of hotels. Guy will be responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities, raising capital, underwriting, and financing for the company. Prior to joining the DelMonte Hotel Group team, he was the head of the hospitality platform at Lightstone Group, overseeing acquisitions, disposition and asset management of a portfolio that included 35 hotels. Over his 15 year career in the hospitality industry he has closed over $4 billion of acquisitions, developments, and financings.
“I’m pleased to acknowledge this transformational group of leaders as well as all of our esteemed associates that make our company successful,” said Alexander DelMonte, Chief Executive Officer & President of the DelMonte Hotel Group. “It is because of each and everyone’s hard work, dedication, and invaluable contributions that we are able to deliver world class customer service and prosper as a business and workplace.”