NORWALK, CT–HEI Hotels & Resorts has announced the hiring of Tony Lariño as Managing Director of Investments in the firm’s latest addition to one of the strongest teams in the hospitality industry.
Over a 28 year career spanning investment banking, real estate, and hospitality, Lariño has completed billions of dollars of transactions across the capital stack, both in the US and internationally. He has become a respected industry leader with deep relationships across the hospitality space. Most recently, Lariño was a partner with Rockwood Capital, where he led the firm’s hospitality investments and managed value-add real estate funds with over $2 billion of assets. Prior to Rockwood, Lariño served stints at Westmont Hospitality and Starwood Hotels & Resorts as their SVP of Development for Full Service Brands in the Americas. Before joining Starwood, Lariño began his career with Morgan Stanley’s investment banking group.
Lariño brings his steep expertise to HEI, which has enjoyed continued growth in its roster of institutional capital relationships as well as its portfolio of hotels over the last couple of years. Adding a seasoned veteran like Lariño to its Investments team will significantly enhance HEI’s ability to leverage those relationships for continued portfolio growth.
“We are excited to add another veteran to our Investments Team,” announced HEI’s Managing Partner & CEO, Anthony Rutledge. “Tony’s breath of meaningful industry relationships and transaction expertise is a perfect complement to our management platform. We have known Tony for decades and are confident that his skill set will fuel continued strong growth in our exceptional portfolio of managed hotels.”