First Hospitality appoints Peseski

First Hospitality, a national hotel operating and development company, has appointed Walter Peseski as VP, business development. He brings more than 15 years of experience in hotel and lifestyle brands to this new position.

In his new role, he is responsible for leading the company’s external business development efforts and driving the growth of its third-party management services business.

“Walter has deep leadership experience in the hospitality and full-service space and will further expand the First Hospitality property portfolio within the lifestyle segment,” said David Duncan, president/CEO, First Hospitality. “With the addition of Walter to our development team, we believe we are positioned to execute our strategic vision for continued growth nationwide.”

Peseski joins First Hospitality from Aimbridge Hospitality, where he served as senior director since March 2022. Prior to that, he held multiple leadership positions at Quorum Hotels and Resorts from 2012-2022, including VP, development; director, development; and senior analyst. He has also held positions at Wyndham Destinations, Virgin Hotels, Kokua Hospitality, Hilton and Disney.