Industry Update
Appointment29 January 2020

Rick Colangelo

Appointed Senior Vice President of Operations
At Virgin Hotels in New York - NY, USA

Rick Colangelo

Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, is pleased to welcome two new members to its corporate leadership team: Rick Colangelo as Senior Vice President of Operations and Guy Lindsey as Vice President of Construction.Rick Colangelo, a seasoned hospitality industry veteran with a diverse background in branded and lifestyle hotels, starts as Senior Vice President of Operations for Virgin Hotels. In this role, Rick assumes direct oversight responsibilities for Virgin Hotels' existing and forthcoming properties, while working with the corporate leadership team on broader strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Virgin Hotels family, Colangelo worked for Hyatt Hotels Corporation as Senior Vice President of Field Operations for the brand's Two Roads Hospitality Lifestyle Portfolio. Ahead of Hyatt's purchase of the portfolio, Colangelo served as Executive Vice President of Operations, overseeing the sales, revenue, restaurants, bars and nightlife of Two Roads' $500 million portfolio of 35 hotels and resorts, as well as their 15 properties in development. He was also pivotal to the integration of the two companies, establishing quality standards and new sales and revenue systems and enhancements, while continuing to add value to existing properties. Additional experience includes a 10-year tenure as Vice President of Operations for Kimpton Hotels in the Northeast and Southeast. Rick will be based in Miami, FL.
Guy Lindsey brings extensive experience with strategic lodging development and renovation projects to the role of Vice President of Construction for Virgin Hotels, where by he will support current efforts in the design area and streamline opening processes as the brand continues to grow. In a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Guy has been involved in all phases of construction management, including hotels, residential, mixed use and office building projects. In addition to serving as one of the industry's most valued consultants, Lindsey previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Design & Construction at Park Hotels and Resorts, a company born out of Hilton Worldwide, where he developed and supervised the internal and external project management and engineering team. He also served as Senior Vice President of Design & Construction at Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., where he worked on projects that include the Marriott Wailea and Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Throughout his career, Lindsey has had direct experience with $3 billion worth of renovation, conversation and repositioning projects across all major brands and property types. A graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Science, Lindsey will be based in Miami, FL.

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rick Colangelo (Class of 1984) is a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts - 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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