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HEI Hotels & Resorts Promotes Four to General Manager Positions at East Coast Hotels

NORWALK, Conn., February 2, 2011—Officials of HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI), the nation’s fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, today named new general managers at four of its properties in Virginia and Pennsylvania.  All four were promoted from other HEI hotels.  The newly named general managers are:  Julie Cashin, Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.; Bob Krol, The Westin Philadelphia, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place; Ryan McCarthy, Embassy Suites Tysons Corner, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna Va.; and David Fabian, Embassy Suites Philadelphia – City Center, 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
“These promotions clearly demonstrate the strength and depth of our internal talent pool,” said Ted Darnall, chief operating officer of HEI.  “We devote a lot of time and resources to attracting and retaining the most talented professionals in our industry.  We have implemented a series of programs that encourage career development in terms of education and leadership responsibilities.  David, Julie, Bob and Ryan have been with the company for some time, and these promotions acknowledge their individual records of achievement and allow them to take their talents to the next level.”
About the General Managers:

  • Julie Cashin—Cashin joined HEI in 2008 as director of operations at Le Méridien Cambridge, Mass., and was later promoted to general manager of the Embassy Suites Tysons Corner in Virginia.  Previously, she was general manager of the Embassy Suites in Williamsburg, Pa., for Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.    Earlier, she served as assistant manager of Humewood Castle in Kiltegan, Ireland.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.  She will report to Brian Mayer, senior vice president of operations, Region 2.
  • Bob Krol—Krol joined HEI as general manager of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia in 2007 from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where he served as general manager of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport.  Prior to that he was general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton.  In addition, he was rooms division manager and director of sales for the Sheraton University City, for Carnival Hotels.  Krol went to Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He will report to Michael Miner, senior vice president of operations, Region 1.
  • Ryan McCarthy—Prior to joining HEI in 2009 as assistant general manager of the Embassy Suites Tysons Corner, he was assistant general manager and director of food & beverage at the Embassy Suites Lexington for Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.  Earlier in his career, he was general manager of Fiorella’s Italian Restaurant, where he oversaw front and back of house operations, and  comedy club supervisor and beverage controller for The Doubletree Hotel-Lowell, Mass.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts.  McCarthy will report to Brian Mayer.
  • David Fabian—Fabian was vice president of revenue management with HEI before becoming a hotel manager of the Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown, in Florida, in 2007.  Prior to HEI, he was vice president of revenue management for Wyndham Worldwide Hotel Group.  Previously, he was director of sales and marketing for the Westin Stamford, in Conn., for Merritt Hospitality.  Also, Fabian was regional director of revenue management, mid-Atlantic region for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.  He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.  He will report to Michael Miner.
About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Embassy Suites, and Hilton.


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