CHICAGO–First Hospitality, national hotel operations and development company, announces the appointment of Chris Lorino to senior vice president of operations. Lorino brings over 25 years of experience in overseeing hotel operations to his role with expertise in the lifestyle segment and hotel portfolio growth.
“Beyond Chris’ management style and deep industry experience, he brings a dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusivity with forward-thinking leadership practices that align seamlessly with our company culture,” says David Duncan, president and CEO of First Hospitality. “I know Chris will uphold First Hospitality’s reputation as a trusted partner, as well as contribute to our long track record of high operational excellence.”
As senior vice president of operations for First Hospitality, Lorino is responsible for supporting the company’s senior operational leaders including vice presidents, regional and area directors, and general managers, as well as assisting in the growth of new hotels in the full-service sector.
Prior to joining First Hospitality, Lorino spent the last four years working for Sage Hospitality, most recently as vice president of operations, supporting the company in executing against its business plan of growth in the full-service, lifestyle space. During this role, Lorino supported a portfolio that generated over $350 million in revenue in his portfolio and led the operational aspects of adding 10 new hotels to his region. Lorino also worked for Provenance Hotels as a regional director of operations, supporting acquisitions, renovations and repositioning, and management of business activities.