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Destination Hotels & Resorts Appoints Mark Hays as
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Englewood, Colo. – April 17, 2013Destination Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Mark Hays as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Hays will oversee the corporate and property finance teams while managing all aspects of financial reporting for the company.

Hays, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, first joined Destination Hotels & Resorts in 2005, where he served as Director of Finance at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, Colo. Soon after, he was promoted to Vice President, Regional Controller in the Destination corporate office. In 2007, Hays was promoted to Corporate Controller, where his leadership provided extraordinary support to the business in key capacity for Destination Hotels & Resorts and Lowe Enterprises.

Prior to joining the Destination team, Hays served as Corporate Controller and Regional Controller for Sage Hospitality from 2000 to 2005. Hays also held tenure as General Manger of the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center and the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs, both Meristar Hotels, from 1995 to 2000. Hays holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

“Mark is an integral part of our team here at Destination and we are thrilled to recognize his achievements with this promotion,” said Jamie Sabatier, President and Chief Operating Officer at Destination Hotels & Resorts. “With his unique skill set and extensive background in finance and operations, Hays is an exemplary leader who models our core values and will successfully lead the company forward.”

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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Contact:

Carrie Mosner
Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Destination Hotels & Resorts
10333 East Dry Creek Suite 450
Englewood, CO 80112
Office 303-268-4636 | Mobile 303-907-1784
Email: cmosner@destinationhotels.com


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