Thomas Riegelman joins White Lodging as the Vice President of Engineering and Facilities Management

Riegelman will help grow White Lodging's portfolio to 210 hotels

May 14, 2012, 16:37 ET from White Lodging

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging is pleased to announce that Thomas Riegelman will join White Lodging as the vice president of engineering and facilities management.

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"I am very excited to be joining the team at White Lodging," said Riegelman. "The company's reputation for quality development, operations excellence, business integrity, and strong growth make it a very desirable place to work for anyone in our business.  I am honored to be joining this organization."

In his new role, Riegelman will lead a team of regional engineers, develop hotel capital expenditure plans and budgets, oversee renovation project management and help White Lodging's growth from 159 properties to more than 210 by the end of 2015.

"Tom brings a wealth of experience to the position and will help White Lodging continue its pattern of strong, strategic growth," said Dave Sibley, president and CEO Hotel Management Services.

Previously a principal with R-A Associates, LLC, where he provided facility management and hospitality consulting services, Riegelman's career includes more than 20 years of corporate executive experience managing hotel and resort operations and planning. He has also served as vice president and group director of facilities for Sandals Resorts International and the vice president of technical services and the vice president of engineering for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineers and the International Facility Management Association, and the Cornell Hotel Society. He has been a guest lecturer in facilities management, capital planning and project management at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he received his undergraduate degree. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administrations from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Riegelman begins his new position May 21.

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 159 properties in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

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