MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging recently announced the company will change the hospitality management company into two divisions – Full Service and Select Service. Current COO, Jon Peck, will lead the Full Service division, and Bryan Hayes has been hired to head up the Select Service division. In making the announcement, Dave Sibley, the company's CEO said, "We are excited about our prospects for growth and our ability to strengthen our Senior Leadership team."
Hayes joins White Lodging with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has extensive experience managing large hotel portfolios. Most recently, he worked for Hyatt Hotels Corporation as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations and Senior Vice President of Operations for the Select Service Division. While with Hyatt, Hayes was instrumental in converting the AmeriSuites brand to Hyatt Place and launching the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites brands.
Certified by the American Hotel & Motel Association as a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), Hayes has also held positions with Prime Hospitality Corporation and the Marcus Corporation. Well-respected within the industry, he has won several awards throughout the years.
Focusing on services business and pleasure travelers want at a value, White Lodging's list of Select Service hotels currently includes almost 40 Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton branded properties.
Commenting on his recent appointment, Hayes remarked, "The opportunity to join a dynamic company like White Lodging that has an industry reputation for operational results and growth was simply an opportunity I could not pass up."
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. 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. Their current portfolio consists of over 154 hotels in eighteen states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219-472-2900.
SOURCE White Lodging