Industry Update
Appointment13 July 2016

Robb Walker

Appointed Vice President Operations Meritage Collection
At Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG) in Irvine - CA, USA

Robb WalkerPacific Hospitality Group appointed Robb Walker as VP of operations for the Meritage Collection – the company’s lifestyle and luxury hotel portfolio. Walker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for the six hotels and resorts located in iconic destinations in Hawaii and throughout California. Walker joins the Meritage Collection with more than 30 years of hotel and resort experience leading operations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Before joining the Meritage Collection, he served as SVP of operations at SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts and provided strategic leadership to a portfolio of branded and independent properties while also spearheading several development and repositioning projects.

Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG)

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision.
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Recent Appointments at Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG)

Jovani Guzman - Director of Operations

21 September 2021 — Continuing his passion for hospitality; Jovani has been promoted to Director of Operations | AC Hotels by Marriott. Jovani comes with extensive background in full-service luxury properties. Spending multiple years at Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas and recently the Pasea Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach California.
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David Burt - Area Director of Sales

19 March 2020 — Having lived and worked in over 17 hotels around the world, Burt comes to The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort with several years of sales experience, most recently at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, where he was the director of sales and marketing.
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David Ryan - Managing Director

19 March 2020 — With over 30 years of experience in the world of hospitality, Ryan was most recently the general manager of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. Having worked in six countries and throughout the United States, Ryan has opened five hotels and two luxury condominiums, while holding senior roles with iconic brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Sofitel and Hyatt.
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