Appointed VP Operations
At Hotel Equities Group, LLC in Atlanta - GA, USA
Hotel Equities (HE) recently added two vice presidential positions to its corporate infrastructure and brought industry veterans Rob Cote and Chuck Powell on board.
Mr. Powell joined Hotel Equities from Interstate Hotels & Resorts. He previously served as the award-winning Vice President of Operations with Noble Investment Group where he oversaw all full service, resort and conference center hotels. Prior to Noble, Mr. Powell served as a regional General Manager with Hilton Hotels in downtown Atlanta for two convention hotels and one condominium building. Hilton honored him with special recognition for his top operating efficiencies and RevPar growth. During his career, Mr. Powell also held senior leadership roles with Occidental Hotels, Omni Hotels, The Don CeSar Beach Resort and Stouffer Hotels.
Active in the industry, Mr. Powell served in top leadership positions of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association, Meeting Professionals International and the board of the Georgia State University School of Hospitality.
“A highly-seasoned leader, Mr. Powell knows how to manage a diverse portfolio from a smaller select service property to a large full service resort property with extremely complex food and beverage operations,” said Mr. Rahinsky. “In addition to his extensive full-service background, he brings experience in developing award-winning teams focused on guest service, hotel profitability and strong owner relations.”