Industry veteran Marc W. Ellin has joined CHMWarnick as managing director.
“A three-decade-plus hospitality industry veteran, Marc brings with him exceptional luxury/lifestyle hotel operational expertise, including the increasingly important wellness segment,” said Chad Crandell, managing director/CEO, CHMWarnick. “As the industry continues to rebound from the negative financial impact of the pandemic, we believe experiential travel segments will be increasingly important to investors looking to reposition and/or rebrand assets as they make strategic decisions regarding the future of their hotels. More than half of CHMWarnick’s development advisory and asset management engagements over the past 24 months has been within the luxury/lifestyle segment. Marc is the ideal candidate to join our team as we continue to advise our clients and develop strategies for optimizing value of this unique class of assets.”
Ellin recently retired from the Hyatt Hotels Corporation after more than 30 years of service. His career at Hyatt comprised numerous, significant roles, including SVP of operations, where he was responsible for all full-service managed Hyatt properties across the southern U.S. Prior to that, he held such positions as global head of Miraval Group and Exhale, Hyatt’s wellness brands. He also was SVP of operations for Hyatt’s luxury and lifestyle hotels across the U.S. and Canada, including Park Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Centric and the Unbound Collection by Hyatt. He previously oversaw several other geographical regions as well. In addition, Ellin served in numerous VP/managing director and general manager positions at Hyatt hotels. He currently is a member of the board of directors of Maui Jim Sunglasses and the advisory board of Alpenglow Investment Partners.
“In addition to simply being good people with a similar work ethic and professional beliefs as my own, CHMWarnick’s exceptional industry reputation and evolving focus on the luxury/lifestyle segment will allow me to best use my skill set for the next phase of my career,” Ellin said. “CHMWarnick has been an integral part of some of the newest and most anticipated lifestyle hotels to enter the space in recent years. I look forward to helping expand this portion of their business as the company achieves its next level of growth.”