LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Davidson Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Holly Lawson as corporate director of people and culture for its lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Reporting directly to Senior Vice President Albert Smith, Lawson will lead the human resources efforts for all Pivot hotels, providing a strong cultural bridge between both the Pivot and Davidson platforms and fostering greater collaboration, crossover and best practices amongst both teams.
Lawson joins Pivot with 15 years of hospitality experience, most recently from sbe, where she served as corporate director of human resources overseeing hotel, nightlife and restaurant verticals for the company. Her career began in operations and led to HR where she oversaw the D.C. region for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, eventually moving to Los Angeles and successfully supporting the brand's Southern California portfolio. An admirable business partner and cultural leader for the region, Lawson led her hotels to achieve the highest employee survey scores in the company with the lowest turnover and highest number of internal promotions. She is currently living in South Florida, working in Pivot's South Beach office, and plans to relocate to Pivot's Southern California office within the next 12 months, where she'll enjoy the Golden State's famously perfect weather.
"With her extensive background in HR, and her ability to create an incredible work environment, Holly is undoubtedly the person to head up Pivot's people and culture," said John Belden, president and chief executive officer for Davidson. "Her creativity and tenacity will continue to bring enticing experiences to our guests, while engaging the people who make each hotel successful across both Pivot and Davidson platforms."
"Holly's infectiously positive attitude, extraordinary patience and leadership by example underscore our culture of vibrancy, individuality and passion," said Albert Smith. "We're thrilled she has joined our family and look forward to the momentum with which she'll propel Pivot Hotels & Resorts."
Davidson Hotels & Resorts, and its lifestyle and luxury operating division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, is one of the industry's preeminent hotel operators, specializing in branded and lifestyle full-service and upscale urban select-service hotels. For more information about Davidson Hotels & Resorts and Pivot Hotels & Resorts, visit www.davidsonhotels.com or www.pivothotels.com.
About Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company providing management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. Amassing one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, Davidson, along with its lifestyle and luxury operating division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, specializes in independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to near-luxury segments including 43 hotels, nearly 13,000 rooms and 1.4 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood hotels, Davidson delivers hospitality and creates value for owners with every single hotel. More information can be found at www.davidsonhotels.com.
About Pivot Hotels l Resorts
Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, operates with a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, inspired marketing and financial responsibility. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot Hotels & Resorts caters to today's experience-seeking, adventure-minded traveler through inspiring design, thoughtful service, and one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its hotels and resorts. Pivot Hotels & Resorts operates four properties in San Francisco, Miami, Key Largo and Eugene. Pivot has an additional four properties under acquisition or development in Chicago, Nashville, Kansas City and Florida. More information may be found at www.pivothotels.com.
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