Rick Colangelo joins Davidson to head Pivot; more people on the move

Executives in the hospitality industry have taken new roles. Here’s a look:

Davidson names Rick Colangelo EVP, Pivot lifestyle vertical
Davidson Hospitality Group has newly appointed Rick Colangelo to head its lifestyle operating vertical, Pivot, which encompasses independent and soft brand properties in 15 states throughout the U.S. In the role, he is responsible for driving the overall success and bottom-line results for the hospitality management company’s lifestyle & luxury operating division. Among his focus areas will be furthering strategic portfolio growth, expanding brand equity and directing operating standards across the hotels and restaurants managed under Pivot.

Building his career at both global and emerging hospitality companies, Colangelo most recently served as SVP operations at Virgin Hotels where he spearheaded the brand’s growth, opening hotels in Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas and, most recently, New Orleans. His resume also includes stints at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, overseeing the brand’s lifestyle portfolio as SVP, field operations, and at Two Roads Hospitality, where he led the evolution of the Thompson and Joie de Vivre brands as EVP. There, he played an integral role in the company’s nationwide expansion while continuing to add value to the portfolio’s existing 35 hotels and resorts. Prior to that, Colangelo held an 11-year tenure at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, during which he grew the brand’s footprint in the Northeast, South Florida and Texas markets.

Hotel Equities names Mark Williams SVP, business development
Hotel Equities (HE) has appointed Mark Williams as the company’s SVP, business development. Williams also serves as president of Coakley & Williams (CW), which formed a strategic partnership with Hotel Equities in the first quarter of this year. In his new role on the business development team, Williams reports directly to Joe Reardon, HE’s chief development officer, and is focused on growing the firm’s portfolio in the northeast region of the U.S.

Williams brings nearly 20 years of hospitality industry experience to the team and has already made significant contributions to the business growth strategy for 2022. Since CW joined forces with HE earlier this year, the partnership enabled Williams to focus on new development and expansion.

Remington Hotels appoints two new female divisional VP of operations
Remington Hotels has named Eve Moore and Stephanie Bauer as divisional VP of operations at the management company.

Moore comes to Remington from Legacy Ventures Hospitality, where she worked for nine years as VP of hotel operations, working with brands including Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott Autograph Collection, Sheraton, Hotel Indigo and Hyatt House. She is active in the hospitality space with roles at Castell Project Inc., DoubleTree by Hilton Owner Advisory Council and the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors.

Bauer brings experience working in a multi-unit capacity with independent and major brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. Most recently, she served as regional VP of operations at Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG).