Essex promotes seven

Essex Hotel Management LLC has promoted seven of its key leaders to recognize their expanding roles and to position the company for future growth and success.

These changes will help facilitate the organizational growth necessary to effectively and efficiently manage the current properties in its portfolio and to better accommodate additional projects in its pipeline, the company reports.

The hotel management company has promoted John Kattato to SVP, operations (pictured); Keith Shugerts to VP, project and facilities management; Chris Mellone to VP, operations; Cheryl Huhn to director, revenue and sales strategies; Jonathan Clark to director, finance and accounting; Kristen Srolis to controller; and Anne Mancuso to assistant controller.

Essex reported significant growth over the past year, acquiring four management contracts in several states, including opening a Courtyard by Marriott in Rochester, NY. The hotel management company’s portfolio now stands at a total of 13 properties. Essex also reports a healthy and robust pipeline of deals in the works.

“These organizational changes will allow us to better address the needs of our current and future portfolio,” said Barbara Purvis, president, Essex. “We’re excited about this round of promotions, as everyone included has worked tirelessly to ensure we met the needs of our owners, partners, team members and guests, and we are looking forward to continuing to develop the talent in our organization.”