News for the Hospitality Executive
West Palm Beach, FL (March 14, 2011) – Chesapeake Hospitality, a Greenbelt, Md.-based hotel management company, has named Bill Stock general manager of the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center located at 1301 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. In his new role, Stock will be focused on improving customer service, operations efficiencies and impacting bottom-line performance for the 199-room hotel located just minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, convenient to the corporate business community and downtown West Palm Beach.
“I am very excited to be able to get back to my hospitality roots; I truly enjoy the daily interaction with guests and associates. We are building a strong, focused team to meet the challenges ahead,” said Stock.
“We are ecstatic to have Bill join our team - his leadership, strategic planning expertise and excellent personnel development skills are exceptional,” said Kim Sims, Chesapeake president. “We look for him to have an immediate impact on customer service and maximizing the strength of the Holiday Inn brand.”
With more than 34 years in the hospitality industry, Stock most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Sunburst Hospitality where he supervised full service, select service and extended stay hotel operations in over 21 states. His depth of experience includes an impressive record of sales, F&B and revenue management successes.
Stock began his hospitality career in food and beverage, becoming an instructor at Cincinnati Technical College. Under his tenure the Chef Technology program was established, one of the first eight programs in the United States to be certified by the American Culinary Federation. He later joined Richfield Hotel Management where he became general manager of the Hilton Gateway & Towers in Newark, New Jersey and later Corporate Director of Training.
About Chesapeake Hospitality
Headquartered in Greenbelt, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C., Chesapeake Hospitality is a mid-sized, third-party hotel management company with a proven track record in both full- and select-service hotels. Ranked in the top 50 largest independent operators, the company manages properties under the Hilton, Starwood and InterContinental Hotel Group brand families. For additional information, visit the company’s website: www.chesapeakehospitality.com
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