NEW YORK–Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels globally, has promoted Dan Coyle to Executive Vice President, United States and Canada. Tapping into more than 25 years of progressive sales and development experience, Coyle will lead the brand’s strategic direction in the United States and Canada to ensure the success and retention of more than 250 member properties. Based out of the company’s New York City office, Coyle reports to Michelle Woodley, President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
“Throughout his near 20-year tenure at Preferred, Dan has been committed to delivering effective support to hotel owners and asset management companies across North America, nurturing key relationships to deliver tailored hotel solutions and positively impact the size and scope of hotel portfolios brought into membership,” said Woodley. “His leadership style and keen understanding of on-property operations, sales, and distribution in the independent hotel space are valuable resources that will drive further development in the United States and Canada, and ultimately, boost revenue to our member hotels.”
Drawing on his operational experience as Area Managing Director of North America, Coyle will head up a team of regional directors based out of offices in New York City, Newport Beach in California, Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, and Toronto, with the goal to enhance Preferred Hotels & Resorts footprint in secondary and tertiary destinations and to strengthen hotel retention efforts as the industry recovery reveals new development opportunities.
With extensive experience in international corporate transient, leisure, and group sales, Coyle joined Preferred in 2002 as Regional Director of Global Sales and was promoted to Area Managing Director of Americas East just two years later. Since then, he has continuously assumed more responsibilities within North America, demonstrating an innate curiosity for the industry and any advancements that help the brand to operate more efficiently. Prior to joining Preferred, Coyle built a successful career in global sales with Swissôtel and Raffles International Hotels & Resorts where he was recognized with a variety of awards, including three Worldwide Sales & Marketing Awards, the President’s Awards for Sales & Marketing Excellence, and Global Account Manager of the Year. Dan is a graduate of Providence College, where he received a B.S. in Finance.