Appointed Chief Executive Officer
At Northcott Hospitality in Chanhassen - MN, USA
Northcott Hospitality International, LLC announced that Paul Kirwin, who currently serves as the company’s president and COO, will succeed Arnold Angeloni as CEO effective January 1, 2010. Kirwin joined NHI as president and chief operating officer in May 2009 after a 25-year career at the Carlson Companies where he most recently served as president of the company’s Americas division with 800 hotels operating or in development. During his tenure at Carlson, Kirwin worked in a number of capacities, including property manager, at the head of the company’s expansion in Asia and in a number of roles with the Country Inn & Suites brand, the last 5 years as president. Prior to joining Carlson, Kirwin spent five years in management roles with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Washington, DC, Hilton Head, SC, Orlando, FL, and Atlanta, GA. Kirwin graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree. Angeloni will continue to serve as a consultant to the company and will remain a member of its board of directors.