Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Appoints President, VP

BETHESDA, MD—Curator Hotel & Resort Collection has appointed Jennifer Barnwell as president and Austin Segal as VP.

Barnwell oversees all aspects of Curator with a specific focus on growing the membership of Curator and its strategic operating partnerships. Segal focuses on operations and the development of vendor relationships, agreements and technology.

“Curator is excited to appoint Jen and Austin to senior leadership positions to lead the growth of Curator,” commented Jon E. Bortz, founder/chairman, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection. “Jen has been one of the leaders of Pebblebrook’s asset management team and has overseen the redevelopment and transformations of many independent lifestyle hotels in the Pebblebrook portfolio over the last decade. Austin previously oversaw Pebblebrook’s portfolio-wide initiatives and vendor relationships. His expertise and knowledge in this area will enable Curator to further expand the value to our member hotels and resorts.”

Barnwell was previously SVP of asset management for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Before joining Pebblebrook in 2010, she held senior roles at Peninsula Real Estate and Tishman Hotel & Realty.

Segal was previously VP of asset management for Pebblebrook. Before joining Pebblebrook in 2018, he was a director with LaSalle Hotel Properties.

Curator was founded for independent lifestyle hotel owners, operators, and small brands. Its owner-centric platform provides significant operating benefits and cost savings to independent hotel owners and operators.