Wynne-Parry joins Horwath HTL; more personnel moves

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

Horwath HTL appoints Todd Wynne-Parry managing director
Todd Wynne-Parry (shown above) has joined Horwath HTL as managing director to run the outdoor advisory service practice in North America and will establish the company’s newest office in Oregon.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in consulting, acquisitions, development and strategic planning, Wynne-Parry has held senior leadership positions at several major hotel brands. He was instrumental in the development efforts for IHG, Starwood and Marriott in the Asia-Pacific region and for Commune and Two Roads Hospitality globally. He most recently served as CEO/founder, Montare Hospitality Advisors LLC.

Martin Pinsker joins Driftwood Capital as VP, acquisitions
Driftwood Capital, a vertically integrated commercial real estate investment, development and lending platform specializing in hospitality, has appointed Martin Pinsker to the role of VP, acquisitions. In this role, Pinsker will help shape and execute the firm’s long-term investment strategy through the selective acquisition of full-service, cash-flowing hotels in U.S. markets with strong underlying fundamentals. His specific duties will include deal sourcing, underwriting, due diligence and a variety of investment-related activities.

Pinsker joins Driftwood Capital after serving nearly a decade as senior director, investments with Vancouver-based American Hotel Income Properties (AHIP). During his time there, he executed on more than 25 single-asset and portfolio acquisitions with a total value exceeding $1.4 billion. Prior to that, he served as a financial analyst at O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd. and as an associate on the Hospitality Asset Management team at Trimont Real Estate Advisors in Atlanta.

Virgin Hotels names Greg Doman CDO
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, has named J. Gregor (Greg) Doman as its new chief development officer. He will be responsible for setting and implementing Virgin Hotels’ global growth strategy, identifying opportunities in key markets and structuring transactions that work for Virgin Hotels and its owner/developer partners. He will also spearhead Virgin Hotels entrance into the branded residential business.

Before joining Virgin Hotels, he served as SVP, development at Accor, where he led development for North and Central America as well as the development of luxury and upscale brands in South America. His tenure at Accor also included leading the global residential business. Prior to Accor, he led development for the Americas and the Global Residential business at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI).

KHP Capital Partners promotes Jeff Stulmaker
KHP Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm focused on investments in full-service hotels and resorts with a particular emphasis on the lifestyle and independent segment, has appointed Jeff Stulmaker chief investment officer/partner. This promotion positions Stulmaker as the leader of KHP’s investment efforts, responsible for sourcing and executing all new acquisitions.

Stulmaker has been with KHP since its inception in 2015 and previously worked with the KHP founding partners at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants beginning in 2011. Most recently, he was promoted to principal in 2019, taking on a leadership role within the investments team, and he has been a key player in all acquisitions for KHP Funds II through V. Stulmaker joined Kimpton in 2011 as an analyst in the acquisitions and development group and has served in increasingly senior roles during his time with Kimpton and KHP.

KHP is currently investing KHP Fund V, a $361-million discretionary equity fund, capitalizing on the firm’s expertise in hotel operations and development and deep understanding of lifestyle hotels to take advantage of more complex value-add opportunities. Recent KHP acquisitions include the Press Hotel in Portland, ME; the Le Meridien in San Francisco; and the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa in Napa, CA. KHP also has recently sold two highly successful investments: the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Pittsburgh, an adaptive-reuse conversion of a historic office building in Pittsburgh, and Baker’s Cay Resort, a gut renovation and boutique repositioning of the Hilton Key Largo Resort in Key Largo, FL.

Cheryl Williams named Preferred Hotels & Resorts chief revenue officer
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has tapped Cheryl Williams as chief revenue officer. In this newly created executive position, she will lead the brand’s commercial efforts, working with department leaders to drive revenue to its expanding global portfolio, which encompasses more than 700 hotels, resorts and residences across 80 countries. Based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, she reports to Michelle Woodley, president, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

In her role at Preferred, Williams is tasked with overseeing and fine-tuning the group’s sales, revenue optimization, marketing, e-commerce, loyalty, distribution, event and customer relations teams, working with departmental and regional leaders to ensure global alignment and to support the successful execution and evolution of the company’s growth plans.

Prior to joining Preferred, she served as regional VP, sales & marketing in Hawaii for Highgate, leading an integrated sales, marketing and revenue organization while overseeing the company’s expanding portfolio of properties in the state. She also held several sales and marketing leadership positions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Eugenio Pirri promoted at Dorchester Collection
Dorchester Collection has promoted Eugenio Pirri to chief culture and operations executive. Based in the company’s corporate London office, he will report directly to CEO Christopher Cowdray.

In his new role, Pirri will now assist Cowdray in driving operational initiatives and impacting the Dorchester Collection culture and business through engagement, strategic initiatives and program management. He will continue to oversee the company’s people, culture and belonging strategy, and, as protector of the Dorchester Collection culture, he will ensure it filters through all future projects and operational initiatives by strengthened leadership participation.