News for the Hospitality Executive
John Price Named as Director of Independent Hotel
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (October 2, 2012) – Lane Hospitality -- one of the nation’s leading and most respected hotel management companies -- proudly announces the appointment of John Price as Director of Independent Hotel Operations. Responsible for the development, positioning and opening of all new and existing independent hotels for Lane Hospitality, Price brings more than 14 years of executive level leadership to the Lane Hospitality team.
“With an intense passion for creating distinct hotel experiences that appeal to guests seeking individuality in each stay, John brings exactly what our management growth plan requires,” says Bill DeForrest, president & CEO, Lane Hospitality. “John’s experience in the independent hotel niche complements our team’s experience with branded hotels allowing us to seamlessly bridge the gap between succinct hotel operations and innovative management approach.”
Most recently, Price served as the general manager of Sax Hotel Chicago and managing director of Sutton Place Hotel for Thompson Hotels. Prior to Thompson Hotels, Price acted as general manager of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, where he oversaw the multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel and drove revenue management improvements resulting in a significant gain in market share.
Price began his career at Loews in Chicago before joining the 450-room Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, Calif., where he was responsible for the operation of rooms division, food and beverage, engineering, security and spa operations. Following Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Price acted as general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, where he oversaw for the operation, financial performance and growth development of the four-diamond, 381-room lifestyle property.
"John brings tremendous experience with his many years working and leading top-flight and unique properties in U.S.," said DeForrest. "We are assured his high caliber of hospitality is a perfect fit with our company direction."
Lane Hospitality, based in Northbrook, Ill., is an affiliate of AWH Partners and the third-party operator of hotels including unique independents and across celebrated brands such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts, (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group and (MAR) Marriott International. Lane Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate.
The senior management team of Lane Hospitality brings more than 30 years experience of successfully managing hotels and resorts. CEO DeForrest is a member of the InterContinental Hotel Owners’ Association Board of Directors and Lane Hospitality’s entire executive team is involved with brand and statewide hotel associations.
For more information about Lane Hospitality, visit www.lanehospitality.com
About Lane Hospitality
Lane Hospitality, based in Northbrook, Ill., is an affiliate of AWH Partners and the third-party operator of hotels including unique independents and across celebrated brands such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts, (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group and (MAR) Marriott International. Lane Hotels has successfully owned and managed hotel properties for more than 30 years. Lane Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate. For more information, visit www.lanehospitality.com
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