ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials of Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG), one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, and its lending platform, Stonehill, today announced the promotion of Brent LeBlanc to executive vice-president of business development.
“With more than a quarter century of hospitality experience, including franchise development, real estate and lending, Brent has proven to be the leader we were looking for when we brought him on board in 2012,” said Greg Friedman, managing principal and chief executive officer, Peachtree Hotel Group. “He has been instrumental in our substantial growth for both our real estate and lending platforms. Brent will continue to be a key part of our senior team well into the future.”
“Brent has had great success transitioning from a franchise development executive into the real estate and lending sides of the hospitality business,” said Matt Crosswy, president and principal, Stonehill. “We attribute these achievements to his stellar work ethic and unique ability to form authentic and deep relationships across the industry.”
Prior to joining Peachtree in 2012, LeBlanc was vice-president of development for the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he was responsible for the successful launch of aloft by W Hotels and Element by Westin. While there he drove growth within the Westin, Sheraton, Luxury Collection, Le Meridian and Four Points brands across a 20-state area. He also held similar positions with La Quinta Corporation and US Franchise Systems, Inc. He received his B.A. in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University.
“It is great to be recognized with the promotion to executive vice president,” LeBlanc said. “The Peachtree - Stonehill leadership team have put together an incredible line-up that is primed for growth well into the future. I have learned so much over the last eight years and have transformed my skill set into something I have always desired. I am thankful for the opportunity and look forward to many more years with this best-in-class hotel investment platform.”
About Peachtree Hotel Group
Peachtree Hotel Group operates, develops and invests in premium-branded, select- and limited-service and extended-stay hotel assets under the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Since its inception, Peachtree has invested in more than $3.37 billion of hotel properties and first mortgage notes. Peachtree's current portfolio is comprised of 121 hotel assets totaling 14,900 rooms, including 55 real estate assets and 66 notes. For more information, please visit www.peachtreehotelgroup.com.