Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale, extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that Kate Bleakley has been promoted to vice president of operations, WaterWalk division.
“With nearly two decades of hospitality experience, Kate joined our organization four years ago at the Residence Inn Denver Downtown and had an immediate impact on the service culture and profitability of that hotel,” said Drew Allison, executive vice president, Island Hospitality Management. “In her most recent role at the Hyatt Place Cherry Creek, Kate utilized her background in sales and F&B to make immediate, positive changes for the property and the people with whom she works. She is the ideal candidate to use her wide bandwidth of skills to lead our growing WaterWalk division.”
WaterWalk is a unique lodging option that combines the conveniences of a hotel with apartment-style living. The brand provides perfect accommodations intended to meet individual, short-to long-term lodging needs, including fully furnished corporate apartments with upscale amenities for a few nights or several months, as well as unfurnished apartments with flexible lease terms.
Prior to joining Island, Bleakley held multiple positions with Millennium Hotels & Resorts, including hotel manager of Millennium Harvest House Boulder, where she successfully managed all aspects of the 16-acre, 269-room property to produce annual revenues of $10 million dollars. Bleakley completed Cornell University’s General Manager Program and received her Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation through Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP). She received her BSBA in international business from University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
About Island Hospitality
Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., Island Hospitality Management is a leading, national, third-party, independent management company. It operates more than 80 hotels under 15 different brands, primarily premium, select-service hotels; upscale, extended-stay properties; and upscale hotels, in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Additional information is available on the company’s Web site, www.islandhospitality.com.