First Hospitality Appoints Bernstein To VP, Business Development

CHICAGO—First Hospitality, a hotel management, acquisition, development, and consulting company, announces the appointment of Jordan Bernstein to vice president of business development. Bernstein brings over 15 years of hospitality experience with a focus on company growth to his new role.

“We created this new position with First Hospitality’s next phase of growth in mind,” says David Duncan, president and CEO of First Hospitality. “Jordan has a wealth of experience across the industry working with diverse clientele. He has an understanding of large-scale brands as well as the entrepreneurial mindset of developers. I’m confident that Jordan will be an asset to our dedicated team and strengthen First Hospitality’s partnerships.”

In his new role, Bernstein is responsible for developing new management contracts nationwide working in collaboration with Natalie Stone, who oversees different regions in the same role as vice president of business development at First Hospitality. Bernstein and Stone are tasked with expanding First Hospitality’s portfolio of third-party managed hotels.

Before joining the company, Bernstein held a director role with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) overseeing transactions, asset management and upscale development. In this dual role, Bernstein was responsible for the development and franchise growth of IHG’s upscale brands, as well as strategic projects, workouts, and retention of priority hotels. Prior to IHG, Bernstein worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for over 12 years. At Starwood, he held a number of roles in the Global and North America Development organizations, including global strategic planning, and managed and franchised hotel development in the United States and Caribbean. Jordan received his degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University. He is currently based in New York City.

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