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.
8 November 2019 — Rory Lowe will also be joining the Virgin Hotels team from Two Roads Hospitality, where he previously served as Vice President of Finance overseeing Canada and the Eastern and Central United States. At Virgin Hotels, Lowe will work directly with other senior leaders to drive profitability at Virgin Hotels and provide financial leadership for all forthcoming openings.