People on the move

Loews Hotels & Co has a new SVP of its sales organization; Twenty Four Seven Hotels has named its first general counsel; Main Street Hospitality has added to its operations team; and SH Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Hotels & Resorts have new marketing leaders.

Loews Hotels & Co promotes Christi Davis to SVP, Loews Sales Organization
Loews Hotels & Co has promoted Christi Davis to SVP, Loews Sales Organization. She will bring tenured expertise, strategic thinking, data-driven decision-making and creativity to overseeing sales and field marketing for the New York-based hospitality company, the firm reports.

She joined the company in 2017 as regional director of sales & marketing, overseeing the West Coast and Southeast properties. During that time, she not only increased top-line revenue goals but also implemented new tactical plans for both group and transient. Most recently, Davis was VP, Loews Sales Organization, where she was not only responsible for the strategic direction of the national sales organization, but also led the post-pandemic sales efforts and recovery for the company’s 26 hotels.

Prior to Loews Hotels & Co, she held leadership positions with Journal Hotels, the Beverly Hilton, K Hotels, Thompson Hotels, KSL and Marriott.

Twenty Four Seven Hotels appoints Gabriel Coy VP/general counsel
Gabriel Coy has joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels, a third-party hospitality management company for premium-branded, select-service and lifestyle hotel segments in the western U.S., as VP/general counsel. The appointment expands the company’s leadership team by adding its first in-house legal position. In his new role, Coy will provide counsel, leadership and guidance on all legal issues arising with respect to hotel operations, hotel development, corporate governance and asset management, according to the company.

“Reaching a pivotal point in our company’s growth trajectory necessitated creating this in-house role to provide value-driven solutions and advice on complex legal issues to help the company avoid pitfalls, overcome obstacles and continue our success,” said David Wani, CEO, Twenty Four Seven Hotels. “Gabe brings specific legal expertise to areas of high need—namely transactional and employment law—in an increasingly challenging operating environment that demands skilled in-house legal acumen to improve company performance. It is essential to our growth strategy to incorporate this role to elevate our strategic decision-making, improve functional effectiveness of the organization, increase our efficiency and safeguard the company.”

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven, Coy was the principal attorney at Coy Law Firm, where he provided “outside general counsel” transactional and litigation services in the areas of business and employment law to small and mid-size businesses. He has also worked at such firms as Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz; Cadden & Fuller LLP; and Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Main Street Hospitality names Joe Crimmins VP of operations
Main Street Hospitality has appointed Joe Crimmins to the role of VP of operations.

In his new role, Crimmins oversees the operations and sales teams for Main Street Hospitality’s portfolio of owned and operated hotels located across the Northeast. He brings more than 30 years of sales, operating and development experience to the company, acquired in service to Hilton, Intercontinental, Doral and Destination Hotels. He also served as executive director of hospitality services for Penn State University, where he now serves on the board of advisors for the university’s hotel school.

SH Hotels & Resorts taps Toni Stoeckl as chief marketing officer
SH Hotels & Resorts, a sustainable hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Treehouse Hotels and Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, has named Toni Stoeckl chief marketing officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for each brand’s larger marketing strategy with a focus on the consumer brand experience and creating a 360-degree marketing approach as the company enters a period of international growth.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Toni, who brings incredible experience to the team,” said Raul Leal, CEO, SH Hotels & Resorts. “We see Toni as a key hire while we build a best-in-class executive team for our mission-driven brands and believe he will deliver pivotal leadership as SH Hotels & Resorts heads into an exciting period of exponential growth.”

Stoeckl’s journey started at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he helped shape W Hotels during its early, formative years. At Marriott International, he pioneered the creation of the first-ever lifestyle brand portfolio within the company, helping to launch the EDITION, AC Hotels and Moxy brands.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts appoints Lori Strasberg as head of marketing
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has named Lori Strasberg SVP of marketing. Effective immediately, she leads the brand’s global marketing strategy, leveraging the collective talent and regional expertise of its marketing specialists in the U.S., U.K., Japan, China and Singapore to build brand awareness, drive I Prefer Hotel Rewards member engagement and innovate for more than 700 hotels, resorts and residences globally. Based out of the company’s New York City offices, she reports to Cheryl Williams, chief revenue officer, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

“As evolving travel behaviors impact the way we connect with audiences, our marketing efforts should continue to tap into current trends, but also look to the future of travel, which requires an innovative approach and a global outlook that recognizes regional interests,” said Williams. “Lori’s experience leading global teams to launch cooperative marketing programs will enhance the delivery of our current offering, including our loyalty program I Prefer, and help us to identify new opportunities that drive value to our member hotel.”

She brings more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in hotel and loyalty marketing to Preferred. During her time as VP of field marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, she founded an internal marketing agency that served more than 450 hotels, generating revenue across travel segments through a strategic mix of email marketing, search engine marketing, content management and promotions. After the acquisition of Starwood, Marriott selected her to become VP of Marriott Bonvoy member marketing, where she joined the leadership team that launched the loyalty program and accelerated its development globally.