Davidson Hotels & Resorts appoints COO

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
3 weeks ago | Updated 3 weeks ago

US: Pete Sams has been appointed as the chief operating officer for Davidson Hotels & Resorts.

Sams will be responsible for driving profitability for the company's portfolio of more than 50 hotels and resorts across the United States.

With nearly 30 years' experience, Sams joins the company from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where he served as executive vice president of full-service operations. Here, he forged strong owner relations and was key to driving high hotel performance for more than 100 properties throughout North America.

Prior to Interstate, Sams served as regional vice president at White Lodging, managing hotels under Hyatt, Le Méridien, Marriott and Renaissance.

"As we continue our commitment to deliver exception value to our owners, we recognise the importance of having a culture of best-in-class operation excellence," said Tom Geshay, president at Davidson. "An embodiment of our core values, Pete is a natural fit within our senior leadership team. He is a community steward, a champion of his team members, and has dared to be great in his career by pushing boundaries. We are looking forward to leveraging Pete's extensive hospitality acumen in order to optimise profitability, drive innovation, and enhance the guest experience".

Davidson, along with its lifestyle and luxury vertical, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, manages independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to luxury segments.

Its portfolio comprises more than 50 hotels and resorts, 100 restaurants, bars and lounges, and 1.3 million square-feet of conference space in the US.

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