Atrium Hospitality has made three leadership promotions from within the company as Chris O’Donnell has been appointed COO; Anneliesse Cooper has advanced to chief HR officer; and Michael Tyler has been promoted to VP, capital planning & facilities, a newly created role.
“I’m grateful for the impressive talent I have the opportunity to work with on a daily basis,” said Rob Mangiarelli, president, Atrium Hospitality. “Anneliesse, Chris and Michael are exemplary leaders and I congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions as they successfully progress in their hospitality career journeys.”
O’Donnell is responsible for oversight of all operational performance throughout the Atrium-managed national hotel portfolio across 28 states. He joined Atrium in April of this year as VP, operations. He is a 20-year hospitality veteran with experience in sales and operational leadership with premium-branded, full- and focused-service hotels.
Prior to Atrium, he served as SVP, operations at Magna Hospitality Group for six years, where he was responsible for an asset portfolio of hotels, representing Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott brands. His two-decade career journey also comprises nine years with White Lodging Services, including his role as regional VP, operations.
In her elevated role, Cooper focuses on the company’s core values and company culture as she partners with the leadership team to drive talent strategies that support the successful execution of its organizational objectives. With more than 25 years of hospitality experience, she joined the company in April of this year as SVP, HR.
She served as VP, HR at Marriott International, supporting the company’s Caribbean & Latin America Region. During her eight years with Marriott, she also served as area director, HR for the Eastern region. In addition, her career includes nearly 13 years with White Lodging Services, where she led talent acquisition for six years, transitioned to area director for 10 business units, and finally served as corporate director, HR.
In this newly created role, Tyler manages the development of Atrium’s capital investment needs and leads and develops the company’s internal and external project management resources. He joined the company in February as director, energy management to support Atrium in being more efficient per guest per sq. ft. He has been leading energy management projects at many of Atrium’s properties, considerably reducing its operating costs, the company reports. Prior to Atrium, he spent 19 years in commercial real estate, where he directed many complex renovations of assets.