SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials of The Dow Hotel Company (DHC), a leading national hotel owner/investor and operator, today named Jackie Lee vice-president of hotel investments. In her new role, Lee will be responsible for helping grow DHC’s portfolio of large-size, first-class, full-service hotels through smaller, boutique, independent properties.
“Jackie has a sterling track record as global hospitality leader, having been instrumental in the growth of such respected hospitality entities as Interstate Hotels & Resorts, domestically and abroad,” said Murray L. Dow II, founder and president, DHC. “With her unmatchable experience in all aspects of hospitality, from acquisitions to F&B operations, she will be a key component in our plans to further expand our portfolio of first-class, full-service hotels in markets with barriers to new entry and numerous demand generators across the United States.”
Prior to joining DHC, Lee held a number of increasingly important roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, culminating with vice-president of hotel investments. In that position, she played a strategic role for direct management of the company’s U.S. hotel portfolio. While there, she also served as vice-president of strategic growth and corporate communications director/special assistant to the board for the company’s Shanghai division. Lee also has worked for Aramark and United Nations Catering. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and her executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“With its aggressive growth appetite, The Dow Hotel Company is expanding further into new segments and markets, undergoing its own internal Renaissance,” Lee said. “With this exciting backdrop, I am confident I can use my personal communication skills and professional experience to help DHC achieve its lofty goals.”
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of eight first-class properties throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such full service brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels through smaller, boutique, independent properties.
The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with Starbucks and Tully’s coffee outlets. In addition to Masterson’s, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts also include Basil’s Kitchen and BC Bistro. Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at www.dowhotelco.com.