NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials of HEI Hotels + Resorts, a leading hospitality investment firm and management company that operates over 80 properties worldwide, today announced that Ginger Martin and Pam Kirby have been promoted to vice president.
“With these two internal promotions, we add to our industry leading track record of developing and promoting top talent from within. Both Ginger and Pam are proven leaders and will complement a best- in-class team during what continues to be a very strong period of growth for HEI. Pam and Ginger are a pleasure to work with, and I am excited about their continued leadership and contributions in their new roles,” said Anthony Rutledge, CEO & managing partner, HEI Hotels + Resorts.
A 20-plus-year hospitality industry veteran, Martin became general manager of HEI’s Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh in 2013. She held the position for seven years before being promoted to regional vice president of operations. In her new role, Martin will oversee several upper upscale hotels primarily located in the western U.S. region. Before joining HEI, Martin held several hotel executive positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Martin is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Kirby joined HEI in 2015 as vice president of ownership services and analytics. Prior to joining HEI, Kirby held key executive positions with Interstate Hotels and Crestline Hotels + Resorts, where she last served as vice president, hotel finance. In her new role as vice president of hotel transitions and finance, she will play a key operations role in leading newly managed HEI hotels after opening and during the transition process. Kirby’s 20 years of hospitality experience runs the gamut from portfolio management, acquisitions and divestments to centralized accounting. She attended the University of Oregon and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting.
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment and management company that owns and/or operates 82 full service, premium select-service, upper upscale and luxury independent or branded hotels and resorts throughout the United States with annual combined revenues in excess of 2.2 Billion. HEI’s investors and owners include over 45 leading private and public institutional partners. HEI’s brand partners include Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor. Taking a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees, HEI sets the highest standards of excellence across all aspects of hotel management and operation. HEI prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability.