News for the Hospitality Executive
|TAMPA, Fla., August 8, 2007—Officials of eSuites Hotels™,
an upscale boutique hotel brand, today announced that Ian T. Rogers has
joined the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
In the position, he will oversee all treasury related functions, financial
systems, controls and reporting, planning and analysis and risk management.
“Ian has an impressive range of financial experience with both public and private companies, as well as start-ups,” said Sam Winterbottom, president & CEO of eSuites Hotels. “Combined with a strong background in hotel and construction accounting, financial controls, and hotel systems, his expertise prepares him to provide the essential leadership in finance and accounting we will need during our initial stage of dynamic growth and beyond.”
A 20-year financial management veteran with experience at world-class hotel and travel- related companies, Rogers most recently was chief financial officer at Tauck World Discovery, a Norwalk, Conn.-based luxury tour operator. Prior to that, he built a record of success at Minneapolis-based Carlson Companies, where he was the starting financial controller at the first western hotel in Russia, the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel in Moscow, a joint venture with the city. He progressed through a variety of finance-related positions, including director of finance and accounting for company-owned and -operated hotels, to vice president finance and CFO for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a $300 million luxury cruise line division of the Carlson Companies. He began his hospitality career with Trusthouse Forte, PLC in the UK and went on to serve in financial management positions at hotels and resorts throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Rogers received his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
“Joining eSuites Hotels is a rare opportunity to be involved at the start-up of a new hotel venture with a brand concept that is set to shake up the traditional hotel world and deliver a level of service that the new generation of travelers is now seeking,” Rogers said. “I am keen to leverage my experience in both the international and domestic arenas to enhance the value that we can provide to both our investors and our guests.”
eSuites Hotels recently announced plans to break ground on its first four hotels, in Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Phoenix, Ariz. The company already is negotiating for additional sites for a second development round with a goal of building up to150 hotels throughout the United States in major metropolitan markets and airport locations.
Based in Tampa, Fla., eSuites Hotels is on a mission to re-invent the hotel experience with a new and stimulating combination of technology, décor, dining, and guest service. Additional information about eSuites Hotels may be found at www.esuiteshotels.com.
|Also See:||Jerry Ellenburg, an Outsider to the Hotel Industry, Conceived the eSuites Hotel Brand Out of His Own Frustration of Not Finding a Hotel that Met His Needs; On Track to Break Ground in Tampa, Jacksonville, Raleigh-Durham and Phoenix / June 2007|