TUCSON, AZ—Focus Hospitality Management, a full-service hotel management company with a total of seven properties in the Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA), has appointed hospitality veteran Chris Stanley as vice president of business development and asset management.
He has been tasked with growing the hotel management company’s portfolio. “We’re extremely pleased and excited about Chris joining the Focus team,” said Bryan Tubaugh, executive vice president of Focus Hospitality Management. “His vast experience and undeniable success in expanding hospitality portfolios for some of the top leaders in the lodging industry over the past 30 years will without a doubt contribute to our growth strategy and continued success.”
Before joining Focus Hospitality, Stanley spent nearly three years as vice president of development at Radisson Hotel Group, where he helped establish Radisson as a significant player in the California hotel market, expanding Radisson’s footprint in the state by 45 percent. Prior to his tenure at Radisson, he served as regional vice president of development at RLH Corporation, where, by focusing on brand growth, owner relations and portfolio management, he expanded the brand’s footprint within the southwest region, which consisted of six states.
He spent nearly two decades at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he served in several leadership positions for the hospitality company’s development team, including senior director of West development, a role he spent nearly 10 years in. In this position, he grew the brand’s footprint by 143 percent and increased fee stream by more than $259 million in his region, which was made up of 14 western states. He also held various corporate and hotel operations positions at Westin Hotels & Resorts for nearly a decade.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the growing Focus family,” Stanley said. “While Focus Hospitality today primarily operates properties in the Tucson metro area, the potential for growth nationally is evident and with the right partnerships in place the opportunities for geographic expansion are endless.”