Industry Update
Appointment26 September 2019

Mark Yanke

Appointed General Manager
At Virgin Hotels Dallas - TX, USA

Mark Yanke

Yanke comes to Virgin Hotels Dallas with strong Texas ties and over 30 years of experience, having recently held a position as President and Managing Director at St. Anthony Hotel and President and General Manager position at Hotel Emma. As General Manager, Yanke is responsible for operational performance, strategic planning, and leadership of all departments ensuring exceptional guest service across all points of the hotel.

His past appointments include over 20 years with Redstone Companies, where he started as General Manager at The Houstonian Hotel and went on to serve as President & CEO of Redstone Companies Hospitality. While at Redstone, Yanke oversaw the management of operations at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Lakeway Resort and Spa; and several Redstone golf clubs, including the Redstone Golf Club, home to the PGA Tour's Houston Open. A native of Detroit, his experience also includes a variety of senior operational roles with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and The Freeman Group.

Northwood University

Mark Yanke (Class of 1981) is a graduate of Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida - United States
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Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with a track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson's global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years.
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